Those of you who have read some of my articles are well aware that I believe that the concept of equality is a myth. When “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was repealed the LGBT, humanists, and pluralists rejoiced in the name of equality. However, it is increasingly clear that while those laws give homosexuals more freedom, the laws also gives Christians less freedom. I do think that homosexual couples should have basic rights such as visitation, but I can not in good conscience honor homosexuality through what is called Holy Matrimony.
Is the LGBT movement’s solution equality? Is it the balancing of power? Now, Christians in the military are not allowed to speak up about their opinion on marriage, even if they are asked. All these laws do is tip the scale in the other direction. It permits those who cried for equality to be bigots. In reality, the secular society doesn’t care about equality. What do they care about then? They want anyone who disagrees with them to remain silent. It may be true that many Christians are against homosexuality, however, at least Christians didn’t try to stop them from practicing it. Now that these people who claimed they stood for “equality” is having their way, our rights to speak out against them will be taken away bit by bit. Equality? Don’t hold your breath.
A 19-year Air Force veteran who was relieved of his duties because he disagreed with his openly gay commander over gay marriage is now facing a formal investigation after he told me his story.
Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk found himself at odds with his Lackland Air Force Base commander after he objected to her plans to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. During the conversation, his commander ordered him to share his personal views on homosexuality.
“I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” he told me. “We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.”
“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,” Monk said.
After he was relieved of his duties, the Liberty Institute filed a religious discrimination complaint on his behalf.
Last week, Monk was supposed to meet with an Air Force investigator tasked with gathering facts about the complaint. But when he arrived, Monk was immediately read his Miranda Rights and accused of providing false statements in a conversation Monk had with me.
“I immediately got the sense that this was retaliation against me for coming forward with my religious discrimination complaint,” he said.
The accusations against Monk are a court-martial offense in the Air Force – and it’s quite possible that the 19-year veteran with a spotless record could be booted out of the military because of his Christian beliefs.