Airmen Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage

By on August 15, 2013
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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 don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk told Fox News. “We’ve 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 ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy for Christians so we don’t get harassed for our beliefs?” attorney Hiram Sasser asked Fox News. “Here’s a guy who wants to have his religious liberty and serve in the military. He shouldn’t 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.”

“She then said, ‘I don’t know what kind of people actually believe that kind of crap,’” Monk said, recalling the meeting. “I knew I was going to have a rough time in this unit and I would have to be very careful what I said.”

That moment came when Monk was called in to advise the commander on a disciplinary matter involving an Air Force instructor accused of making comments objecting to gay marriage.

The instructor was investigated and the members of his trainees were asked if the instructor had slandered homosexuals and whether he created a hostile work environment.

Monk said he quickly determined the instructor meant no harm by his public comments – comparing the United States with the fall of the Roman Empire.

“He said in spite of our differences, we can’t let that happen to the United States,” Monk said. “He then used homosexual marriage as an example – saying that he didn’t believe in it – but it doesn’t matter because he was going to train them the same way.”

Seven people filed complaints about the remarks. It then became Monk’s job to advise the commander on disciplinary action.

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  • Thomas

    Too bad at least one of those swords did not “accidentally” slip!! The intolerant “tolerance” where the Sexually Psychotic demand to be accommodated. It will not be long before the Obamanoids burn churches in America, just like Muslim terrorists are doing in Egypt. Islam and Western Luciferian/Satanism are two sides of the same coin. So the filthy faggot perverts can openly flaunt their demonic possession, and discriminate against Christians with impunity in the US military.

  • DemolitionMan57

    Welcome to the new politically correct armed forces where being sensitive and tolerant is more important than fighting and winning wars and protecting and defending the constitution of the United States of America.

  • Buronic

    This world is going to burn up anyway. and whoever’s name is not written in the Lambs book of life…so those people are doomed anyway unless they get saved..The US is doomed the only Kingdom that will last forever is Gods Kingdom….and another thing when I was in the army 20 years ago people were cheating on each other left and right…so this is the result of the sinfulness of man not a supposed attack on our values .sin is sin world wide…the morals of this country has been gone a long time now and this was a result of it period…

    • Robert Glen Murrell Jr

      that is an abomination. it goes against the very image of God.

      • Buronic

        read your bible its in there! get off the milk and get into the meat of Gods word.

        • Robert Glen Murrell Jr

          According to Levicticus; homosexuality is an abomination. The biblical definition of abomination is Strong’s 8441
          1) a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable
          a) in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
          b) in ethical sense (of wickedness etc)

          • Buronic

            I think we just miscommunicated, I agree its an abomination..I thought you were saying what I posted was an abomination…my apologies..

  • Tony Capo

    bwaaaaaah what a fuking hideous joke – 2 men getting married. God please send down the fire and brimstone and destroy this place.

  • Tony Capo

    thank God for dead soldiers.

  • frankfan42

    Homosexuals are the new “Protected class” and from this will spring all kinds of intolerance for those who have traditional belief systems. The weeds have sprouted and soon will grow even more. We are seeing the last days come upon us folks. Get right, and stay right with our Lord. In these last times before He returns we will see more and more of this type of abomination. Harder times are coming, a truck careening down a hill with no brakes will continue to accelerate until the hill ends, or a wreck occurs.

  • SteveLC

    What about the rights of those that follows God’s Laws. Are they no longer valid. I never thought that i would live to see that Man’s laws would override God’s laws and punish those that make public of their love and obedience to God. Satan is having his best accomplishment increasing his kingdom. The Airman should quote the many passages in HIS Bible where God says homosexuality is sinful as his defense.