Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Townhall has an article up by Todd Starnes re the outrageous treatment the Air Force meted out to a brave and outstanding officer, Colonel Leland Bohannon, when he refused to sign a "certificate for spouse appreciation" for a gay master sergeant's partner.

"The Air Force has punished a highly-decorated and respected colonel after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Col. Leland Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted. “His career is likely over and he will likely have to retire as a colonel instead of as a general,” First Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry told the Todd Starnes Show.

First Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s most prominent religious liberty law firms, is representing the distinguished military officer.

“This sends a clear message - if you do not have the politically correct viewpoint, you are not welcome in the military,” Berry said. “The military is no longer a place of diversity and inclusion if you are a person who holds to a traditional belief on marriage.”

Col. Bohannon has flown combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and he is the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal.

Last May the colonel declined to sign a certificate of spouse appreciation for a retiring master sergeant’s same-sex spouse.

He was unable to do so because it would have caused him to affirm a definition of marriage contrary to his sincerely held religious beliefs.

Col. Bohannon sought the advice of his Command Chaplain as well as the Staff Judge Advocate. He was advised to request a religious accommodation. However, that request was returned six weeks later “without action.”

So, the colonel asked the Air Force Deputy IG to sign the certificate in his place.

“He went out of his way to make sure his Airman was accommodated,” Berry told the Todd Starnes Show.

But when the master sergeant learned Col. Bohannon did not personally sign the spouse certificate, the Airman filed an Equal Opportunity complaint.

The Airman alleged the devout Christian colonel had “unlawfully discriminated against him on the basis of his sexual orientation.”

The EO investigator determined the colonel had discriminated against the gay Airman – and went on to say that “even had the accommodation been granted, Col. Bohannon would nonetheless be guilty of unlawful discrimination.”

“You have a case where a decorated officer like Col. Bohannon demonstrates integrity and character to go out of his way to accommodate one of his Airmen and the Air Force will not do the same for him,” Berry told the Todd Starnes Show.

First Liberty Institute is urging the Air Force to reverse its decision – charging the military violated their client’s Constitutional rights."

After the graduation from West Point of godforsaken commie Spenser Rapone, the repeal of DADT, forced cultural marxist indoctrination, atrocious "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" nonsense, the Navy wasting untold billions on green fuel, and generals caring more about diversity than servicemen and -women shot dead by jihadi infiltrators, this case is the umpteenth sign that the ROT has definitely set in in the United States Military.

It is first and foremost up to the servicemen and -women to wrestle control back from idiots prepared to defame the uniform if only it helps them to get higher up.

I see no difference between an officer deliberately going in harm's way on the battlefield, and Colonel Bohannon sacrificing his career on the chopping block of gay fetishism and multiculturalism. The man is a hero, plain and simple. If Mullen, Roughead, Dempsey et al had shown half the Colonel's courage, then the US Armed Forces wouldn't be in the mess they are in now.

A marriage is a union between a man and a woman. All the rest is both cultural marxist gobbledegook AND an evolutionary deadender.

Somebody's head in the United States Air Force should roll, and it isn't Colonel Bohannon's. SecDef Mattis, wake up.


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