Gay Couple Marries at West Point’s Cadet Chapel

The couple had already taken vows together in 1999 but they wanted to make a public statement so went to West Point to hold another ceremony.

Brenda “Sue” Fulton, 53, and Penelope Gnesin, 52, became the first same-sex couple to get married at West Point’s Cadet Chapel. The couple added other military trappings to their wedding, including a tradition called the saber arch, where officers or cadets hold their swords aloft over the newlyweds as they emerge from the church. (ABC)

Brenda Sue Fulton attended West Point in 1980 in the first class that allowed women.

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  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    They’re always so ugly it’s no wonder they’re “gay” (quite the opposite. “horrid” is a better fit)

  • Bob

    This is SPECTACULAR!!!!

  • Truth Teller

    I think the one standing is jharp!

    Wow, j…you are quite the looker! Woo-hoo!

  • NavyMom

    The country’s moral and cultural slide continues at a disheartening pace.

  • Mad Hatter

    This is sick and disgusting. The Alinsky left has hijacked another great American institute and have stained it by making degenerate behavior the new norm.

  • kay

    is it normal for weddings to take place with swords drawn and to walk under them? if its the ‘norm’ for this to happen then I would expect these 2 had friends or sympathizers who were a part of the ceremony.

    If NOT the norm, then this is a PROBLEM.

  • Sasja


    Arch of Swords (Sabers) Ceremony:
    The Rules & Regulations of a Military Wedding

    Military weddings are a privilege of those in the armed forces or cadets. All are formal, with military personnel in dress uniform and commanding officers seated according to rank. What most guests at a military wedding are most likely to remember is the “crossed sabers,” also known as the “arch of sabers,” or the “arch of steel. The word steel, is synonymous for and used to represent either sabers for Navy or swords for Army, Air Force and Marines. Traditionally the bride and groom walk through the arch of swords. That passage is meant to ensure the couple’s safe transition into their new life together. The arch of swords is formed by an honor guard made up of members of the military who would normally wear a sword or saber when in dress uniform. Should one of the honor guard also be serving as a wedding attendant, in order to conform to tradition, he or she must be in full uniform.

    That includes wearing a sword or saber while in the wedding party. No one out of full dress uniform may, when conforming to military procedure, carry a sword or saber. The commanding officer should serve as a resource for the prospective bride and groom for information about who can and who cannot wear a uniform with a sword. The arch of swords procedure is a simple and elegant one. The honor guard form two lines opposite each other. On the command of “draw sword” or “draw sabers,” the steel is raised with the right hand, with the cutting edges facing up. The couple enters the arch, kiss, and then passes through. The newly married couple then salute the honor guard. Members of the honor guard then sheath the swords or sabers and return them to a carry position.”

    I guess this will have to be amended. This is what happens when freaks are allowed access to the mainstream of society.

  • Sasja
  • DomesticGoddess

    This just makes my head explode!

  • Coasta

    Were the cadets appointed or volunteered? WTHeck? There has to be some West Point parents screaming today! I know I would be.

  • Rose

    How truly evil.

    West Point Chapel is the site of a very very special sermon and prayer over those men on Dec. 7, 1941 by Peter Marshall, delivered before anyone knew about Pearl Harbor – the sermon gave strength to the men for what was to come as America entered WWII.

    Those who hate God love to come to places of Great Moment and Spit in God’s face. They like to think it will make it their own site of Great Moment.

    Their Harvest is on its way.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Oh, I am so shocked, SHOCKED!!! How can such a thing happen???? Just because these two women served their country in the armed forces, why do they think they are entitled to go against our prejudices? It was bad enough when Truman made white soldiers serve with and (GASP!!!) share barracks with black troops. And we know what that social experiment led to. Colin Powell and Alan West, that’s what. Oh the horror, the horror….where are my smelling salts…?

  • saveus

    Exactly how does this further the objectives of West Point or the US ArmY?

    Does it make the USA any safer?

    Does it matter to obama?

  • Militant Conservative

    Evil is staining all that is good and right.

    Bible tells us this will continue for some time. Obama will soon be inhabited

    by the UN holy spirit soon. It’s going to get lost worse.

    READ! Much has already come to pass.

  • what?

    I knew I would find some grade A ignorance in this thread. You wingnuts always deliver.

  • Evan

    How sweet. Their love for each other is still so strong that they wanted to have a bigger, even more beautiful ceremony thirteen years after their first one.

  • Obamao

    Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

    – OR –

    You cannot make a silk purse of a sow’s ear.

    IF government chooses to redefine the substance of things I would prefer that maybe they redefine the energy content of gasoline, that would surely do so much more for our energy independence, national security, and prosperity. While they are at it, they can satisfy global warmest and issue a decree that the earth is cooling. And money really does grow on trees.

  • DomesticGoddess

    There are some pathetic trolls on here tonight. How much is Barky paying you to post?

  • jony101

    one word “weirdo’s” , yes I mean the US military are a bunch of weirdo’s. I use to be in the military when they didnt have so many weirdos.
    Maybe you should join in the festivities Lady Mondegreen, since you approve of such weirdness. But libs always talk about wanting gays in the military but they themselves wont join because of unjust wars or some other cowardly excuse.

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  • shadow

    IF government chooses to redefine the substance of things I would prefer that maybe they redefine the energy content of gasoline,

    It’s easier when people made it up in the first place.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    jony101, I usually don’t engage with the obviously stupid but answer me this: If, as you claim, gays “wont join because of unjust wars or some other cowardly excuse,” what are so many of them doing there? Oh, and have you served in the armed services?

  • dwd

    Was anyone compelled against his/her will/beliefs to participate in that ceremony?

  • Dan

    two wrongs don’t make a right. the nObamaination is to blame for allowing evil to infiltrate our government policies. the Almighty LORD is keeping record. the permissive people in our government are driven by satan’s demons to mock righteousness. GOD’s judgement is near and on time.

  • M White

    Mr. Hoft, A correction, if you will. If you meant that Brenda Sue Fulton was a member of the West Point Class of 1980, that would have been the better phrasing. The first year in which women were admitted to West Point was 1976. I started at West Point that same year.

  • Truly disgusting. I will never accept gays as normal; by shoving this nonsense down
    my throat does not mean acceptance. Fear not, I also explain to my grandchildren
    about these matters being a “perversion” that they should not accept. Teach those
    not old enough to draw their own conclusions that having this filth presented to them
    does not make it so. Perversion cannot be called by any other name.