Skip to comments.Air Force Veteran Relieved of Duties for Disagreeing with Homosexuality
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:12:22 PM PDT by lowbridge
A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.
I was relieved of my position because I dont agree with my commanders position on gay marriage, Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk told Fox News. Weve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.
The Liberty Institute is representing the Christian airman in case the Pentagon decides to retaliate.
Are we going to have a Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy for Christians so we dont get harassed for our beliefs? attorney Hiram Sasser asked Fox News. Heres a guy who wants to have his religious liberty and serve in the military. He shouldnt have to believe in gay marriage in order to serve.
A spokesperson for Lackland Air Force Base public affairs told Fox News Monk was not punished and that he was simply at the end of his assignment.
"They did have a disagreement, but supposedly, they agreed to disagree," the spokesperson told Fox News. "But the wing commander said there was no punishment.
Monk has served as a first sergeant at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio since 2011. He recently returned from a deployment and discovered he had a new commander an open lesbian.
In one of our first meetings, she was talking about her promotion and she mentioned something about a benediction, Monk told Fox News. She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a bigot because he preached that homosexuality is a sin.
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Ah, yes! Tolerance is for thee but not for me.
So the gay commander must support “Empire Today”. (next day carpets for the uniformed).
” he disagreed with his openly gay commander “
so the commander was in drag then?
I retired from the USAF in 1995 and haven't really kept up on the military life. With this new "don't ask/they'll brag" policy, does the military recognize the transvestite and/or transsexual lifestyle, allowing guys to wear women's uniforms and visa versa?
Just disgustingly curious...
There's going to be a lot of "agreeing to disagreeing" going on.
He's got something in mind.
We'll find out what that is as soon as he starts using all those martial law EOs he signed.
Whow! Whoa! Whoa! How can a 19-year old be a veteran? An typical USAF enlistment is 4 years. So, did this Airman enlist when he was 15? I doubt it.
Ot, has political correctness changed the definition of veteran? So, now someone who has gone through basic training is now a “veteran” of boot camp?
I’m OOOLLLDDD Air Force, and I thought retirement began at 20 years, not 19. We have some squiggly Air Force administration people speaking about 19 year retirements??????? Queerdom is reigning in America....Heaven help us.
Ah, I misread the article. He was not a 19-YEAR OLD, but, rather, someone who had already served for 19 years. Still, in my day (I am 62) one did not earn the title of veteran until after one had separated from the military (i.e., via discharge or retirement). I served in the USAF from 1970 to 1974. Ergo, I am a veteran. However, I was not a veteran in 1973.
Welcome to the Ubama military.
Welcome to Ubama’s America.
Im OOOLLLDDD Air Force, and I thought retirement began at 20 years, not 19.
Generally, except under extreme conditions, someone at 19 years TAFMS is considered in “Sactuary Status.” They may retire at 20 years with no problems. At times, someone is told to drop their papers or face courtmartial.
I joined in 2006 (active-duty Army) and was told by my Drill Sergeant during Basic Training that we were all Veterans.
He isn’t a Veteran, but a “veteran” of 19 years. Everyone after completion of duties is a Veteran. The author choose poor wording. Retirement is still 20+ years.
But the real question is why someone would sign up in 1994, when our sink Emporer in chief was President.
I wouldn't go near the military during Clinton's term, but I'd get out as fast as possible under Obama.
I’ve been wondering about which uniform clothing standard they would use for tranies, men’s or women’s? Also if someone classifies themselves as questioning, can they mix and match from both?
To add: the situation in the article for this thread may be a jumping of the gun. The first step is active promotion, and the shaming into silence of those who disagree. Formal disciplinary measures for those who continue to disagree will follow.
Well, times have changed. When I served it was pretty clear one was not a veteran until one separated from the military. Oh, one could be considered a veteran of an action or a battle, but that is a specific distinction. To me, a veteran is someone who has served and separated. For instance — and I don’t know how it is today — one would not qualify for veterans’ benefits through the VA until one separated from the military. At least, that’s how I remember it. Again, it’s been almost forty years since I separated.
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