A group that represents gay troops has called Navy Captain Owen Honors a “frat house president” for producing and screening raunchy, anti-gay videos aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the largest group behind repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” chided Honors for screening the videos aboard the aircraft carrier as it simultaneously supported two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Captain Owen Honors was acting more like the president of a frat house rather than the executive officer of the U.S.S Enterprise,” Sarvis said in a statement. “We call upon the Navy to investigate this matter thoroughly. It is very important that the most senior leadership make it absolutely clear that this kind of bad behavior and poor judgment is not only unacceptable, but that there is no place in the Navy for those who engage in this sort of frat house behavior in the workplace.”

The videos were produced in 2006 and 2007 and star Honors – now the commander of the Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Norfolk-based daily The Virginian-Pilot first reported.

In the skits, sailors parade in drag, use homophobic slurs and simulate masturbation.

Honors, who is credited for writing and producing the videos, was the carrier's executive officer, or XO, at the time, and called them part of “XO Movie Night.”

“The videos were intended to be humorous skits focusing the crew's attention on specific issues such as port visits, traffic safety, water conservation, ship cleanliness, etc,” the Navy said in a statement.

The statement added that the Navy plans to launch an investigation.

Honors referrers to a Navy surface warfare office, or SWO – also played by Honors – as “fag SWO boy,” in the skits. SWOs include the officers who crew the carrier. In another segment, called by Honors “chicks in the shower,” same-sex sailors – in one instance two women and two men in another – shower together. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Several female sailors said they were offended by the videos and complained about them to superior officers but their concerns were brushed aside.