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03-10-07, 08:35 AM
Reservist acknowledges gay porn past

By John Hoellwarth - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Mar 9, 2007 19:37:28 EST

A Reserve corporal whose star has been rising in conservative circles over the past few months — including appearing on Fox News and being photographed with right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter — has acknowledged appearing in gay porn films.

Cpl. Matthew Sanchez, 36, now a member of the Individual Ready Reserve, has made national headlines since, as a student at Columbia University, he stood up to war protesters who publicly vilified him for his military service while administrators there refused to intervene, citing freedom of speech.

Sanchez has appeared on cable television programs such as Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity & Colmes,” and penned an editorial for the New York Post. He also wrote a Back Talk column for the Jan. 1 edition of Marine Corps Times titled, “Missing the big picture: Ivy League protesters feel superior to service members.”

Sanchez also appeared at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington where he was photographed with his arm around Coulter, who caused a stir when she gave a speech at the conference in which she slammed Democratic presidential contender John Edwards using a vulgar word for a gay man.

On March 6, four days after Coulter’s comment, homosexual blogger Joe.My.God. published the picture of Coulter and Sanchez and alleged that Sanchez had spent the mid ’90s acting in gay porn films such as “Man to Men” under the screen names Rod Majors and Pierre LaBranche.

In a letter published on www.salon.com Thursday, Sanchez confirmed that “I acted in several adult movies 15 years ago,” but that he no longer does that.

“Porn reduces the mind and flattens the soul. I don’t like it. That’s not hypocrisy talking; that’s just experience,” he wrote. “I can tell you, though, that by the time I finished my brief tour of the major studios, I was pretty disgusted with myself. It was an emotional low, and the people who surrounded me were like drug dealers interested only in being with the anesthetized in order not to shake off the stupor of being high.”

While Sanchez says he has put his gay porn past behind him, the Marine Corps hasn’t. Homosexual behavior is prohibited by an article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that forbids “sodomy.”

As a member of the IRR, Sanchez falls under the authority of Marine Corps Mobilization Command in Kansas City, Mo., where the commanding general’s staff judge advocate, Lt. Col. Michael Blessing, has begun an inquiry into the revelations about his past, according to command spokesman Shane Darbonne.

“We’re looking into it and we’re going to verify facts and determine if any further action is warranted,” Darbonne said.

As of Friday afternoon, officials at Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans were unable to confirm whether Sanchez had enlisted prior to the end of his film career or if Reserve Marines were prohibited from doing porn when not in a drilling status. Sanchez has not returned phone calls seeking comment. He joined the Corps May 14, 2003 and is a refrigeration mechanic.

On Friday Officials at Marine Corps Recruiting Command were unable to say whether past participation in gay porn disqualifies a potential enlistee because it was unclear how the current “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy might apply.

Should past participation in gay porn disqualify a potential enlistee?


03-11-07, 07:39 PM
Hell yea! Put him in and let him throw a kiss or two to the enemy, anything to get the towel heads attention so that a Marine can get a shot. Then when it's all over, well chum never last long anyway.

03-11-07, 09:20 PM
nasty, nasty, nasty, nasty, nasty,nasty

03-12-07, 01:38 AM
LMAO :banana:

03-12-07, 02:53 AM

Kick his ass out of my Corps!:thumbup:

03-12-07, 09:11 AM
I hate it when stuff like this makes the news....

I wish they could spend half as much time talking about the real hero's within our ranks

03-12-07, 01:26 PM
well i think about it and say to myself if you cant fight/unwilling to for your country you shouldnt live here and if hes gay well as long as hes not grabing feels wihle in fighting holes i dont see whats wrong with it. I had a good friend she came out as a lesbian but i didnt mind that much LOL

03-12-07, 04:56 PM
Bill targets 'don't ask, don't tell' <br />
Updated 3/12/2007 3:19 PM ET <br />
By Andrea Stone, USA TODAY <br />
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Brian Fricke, a former Marine sergeant who served nine months in Iraq's Anbar province,...

Sgt Leprechaun
03-12-07, 06:00 PM
I have had personal correspondence with this young lad when he was going through the mess at Columbia. Isn't it interesting that this particular piece of personal history would come forth now? What...

03-12-07, 06:16 PM
I have had personal correspondence with this young lad when he was going through the mess at Columbia.



03-13-07, 02:45 PM
Just what we needed, another black eye.

Sgt Leprechaun
03-14-07, 05:57 AM


Hilarious. :confused: He seemed like a squared away lad when I was talking to him.

Ah, well.

03-14-07, 04:57 PM
Corps may investigate Marine’s gay porn past <br />
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By John Hoellwarth - Staff writer <br />
Posted : Wednesday Mar 14, 2007 16:49:12 EDT <br />
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A letter appointing an investigating officer to look into the...