This has to be seen to be believed. A man named Corey Andrew who had posted his resume to Careerbuilder.com (the equivalent of our Seek or CareerOne, I suppose) was emailed by Marcia Ramode, an army recruiter. Her initial email was cordial and professional enough. Andrew responded:
Awesome! Sounds great! The US military has so many vacant positions and opportunities. I had no idea. I’m seriously considering contacting you. One thing. I’m not up current poilitics but since it’s 2007, I would imagine also that I am now able to serve in the US military as an openly gay man, right?
And with that last sentence, Marcia Ramode switched into Fred Phelps CAPS LOCK mode. After informing Andrew in a short reply that “IF YOU ARE GAY WE DON’T TAKE YOU YOU ARE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED,” with every subsequent reply she managed to up the ante in homophobic ranting–which soon became racist ranting (though the racist jibes weren’t all one way) once she learned that Andrew is an African-American:
YOU GO BACK TO AFRICA AND DO YOUR GAY VOODOO LIMBO TANGO AND WANGO DANCE AND JUMP AROUND AND PRANCE AND RUN ALL OVER THE PLACE HALF NAKED THERE AND PRACTICE YOUR GAY MORALS OVER THERE THAT’S WHERE YOU BELONG.
All in caps. All from her official army email address. The military is investigating.