Wednesday, September 11, 2013

US Air Force--A Social Engineering Petri Dish?

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Today, Americans remember those who were killed on 9-11-01 as a result of the attacks by Islamic terrorists twelve years ago.

While we remember those who died, we prayerfully remember the families and loved ones who suffered the loss.

As America has risen to be the leader of the free world---a super power, economically and militarily, we have also become a light in the darkness--- hope in a world of oppression and hopelessness.

Most all Americans are deeply appreciative of the men and women who serve our country in the US military, protecting our freedom and wonderful, blessed way of life.

However, on 9-11, our national awareness was heightened to the fact that there are those who seek to kill us and destroy this life of freedom and blessing, simply because we are Americans---and predominately Christian.

While America has become more vigilant following 9-11, it is becoming apparent that our military is under attack from a different kind of enemy.

One from within.

We wrote about this incident when it happened.

Todd Starnes has followed up on the story.

He says, "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."

Starnes says, "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."

Monk said, “I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage. We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.”

Monk says that in one of her first meetings with him, the commander expressed concern about the chaplain who would deliver the benediction at the promotion ceremony.

“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.

Starnes says, "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."

Miranda rights?

Monk said, “I immediately got the sense that this was retaliation against me for coming forward with my religious discrimination complaint.”

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.

And he’s not the only Christian at Lackland Air Force Base facing persecution for opposing gay marriage, according to Monk’s pastor.

Starnes had a conversation with Monk's pastor Steve Branson. Branson is the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church, about five miles from the Air Force base.

He says Monk is not the only one. Just in his church alone there are nearly a half dozen people facing the same kind of challenges to their faith in the Lord and belief in biblical Truth.

The pastor told Starnes, “Sgt. Monk is just the tip of the iceberg. Anyone who doesn’t hold to the right view on homosexuality is having a very difficult time.”

Branson said one colonel is not even allowed to voice an opinion on the matter over fears it might cost him his job. Another airman has been brought up on charges eight times.

The pastor said, "Christians are under attack, – and Lackland Air Force Base seems to be ground zero."

It appears that our military is becoming a Petri dish of social experimentation, much like public education has become. A very small minority, using political correctness as a battering ram, is redefining the American culture and attacking the very foundations upon which this great nation has been built.

While atheists work tirelessly to remove God from the military, homosexual activists work to redefine the most basic component of human existence-- male-female roles and relationships, marriage and family.

The founding of America---our principles, our motivation and the reason for our blessings can be summed up in a single Scripture: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Psalms 32:12).

George Washington said, "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."

Abraham Lincoln said, "It is the duty of nations as well as men to recognize the Truth announced in Holy Scriptures."

There is growing rebellion in our government against the "Truth announced in holy Scriptures"---and against God Himself.

Abraham Lincoln also said, "America will never be destroyed from outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

As we were awakened to the real threat of the Islamic terrorists, I pray we will be awakened to the threat from within.

As we remember 9-11, let us be vigilant. While terrorists seek to destroy our nation, secular progressives seek to redefine every pillar of strength that has supported the exceptional rise of the greatest nation in the history of the world.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.