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“The Growing Epidemic of Religious Hostility in Our (the US) Military” April 26, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, paganism, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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Two bits of data on the Left’s continued, and almost entirely successful, even unopposed, long march through the institutions.  The Air Force of men like Jack Broughton, Ed Rasimus, Bill Lloyd, Dick Jonas, Robin Olds, and Chappie James is long, long gone.  Even 20 years ago, most leadership in USAF were outwardly conservative and Christian, most often devout evangelicals.  After a deliberate program of de-Christianization and secularization, which reached new heights during the Obama administration, the Air Force today, like all the services, is simply one more vehicle for the advance of the godless amoral secular leftist agenda.  Unless one feels called to (and able to meet the stringent standards of) a top-tier special forces type career field, joining the US military today is a fool’s errand where anti-Chrisitan and amoral indoctrination reigns, where one is often judged less on the basis of merit but most often on whether you fall into one of the many favored categories (categories which happen to align, magically!, with the core elements of the leftist political coalition).

In other words, what we are seeing is a revolution in slow motion, where a previous ruling elite is replaced by another, hostile elite, all for the benefit of a particular political agenda.

First story up, a 26 year bird colonel flight surgeon at Lackland in San Antonio suddenly, in June 2016, got slapped with a career-ending reprimand not from his CO, but from someone very high up in his chain of command (the vice commander of Air Education and Training Command), over an incident that ostensibly occurred more than two y ears earlier.  Sound fishy?  It is:

First Liberty Institute has sent a letter to the Air Force demanding the reversal of punitive actions taken against Col Michael Madrid for expressing his religious beliefs about sexuality.

In 2014, one of then-LtCol Madrid’s subordinates — who was in the middle of being court-martialed — accused Col Madrid of

“engaging in demeaning and derogatory behavior toward [the subordinate] based on [the subordinate’s] sexual orientation” thus “creat[ing] a hostile work environment.” [the court martial concerned an enlisted member  in Madrid’s section who developed an addiction to prescription pain killers.  When caught and court martialed for being high on duty, he started making wild accusations, including this one, to try to get out of the court martial]

Besides the troubled circumstances of the initial complaint, it is also notable that it was a blanket complaint (and apparently a first complaint) covering the prior 15 months, not any specific incident.

As a result of the complaint, Col Madrid’s Group Commander at FE Warren AFB, Wyoming, Col Hans Ritschard, initiated a Commander Directed Investigation.

In March 2014, the two-week CDI determined the allegations were “unsubstantiated,” and Col Madrid’s commander agreed.

That should have been the end of the story.

More than a year later (June 2015), Col Madrid had been promoted to full Colonel and had moved to San Antonio to serve in Air Education and Training Command Headquarters. Somewhere in that time, MajGen John McCoy became an acting Vice Commander of AETC.

On 29 June 2016 — more than a year after moving to San Antonio and more than two years after the CDI was closed — MajGen McCoy issued Col Madrid a Letter of Admonishment for a statement he made during the CDI conducted at FE Warren. He reportedly also intended to establish a further punitive Unfavorable Information File (UIF) but never did so……..

……….how did MajGen McCoy even know about the CDI? By their very nature, CDIs are not supposed to be millstones around the necks of their subjects for the rest of their careers — particularly when the allegations are “unsubstantiated.” (In fact, it requires a very specific approval process — and a legal “need to know” — to even see a CDI.) And once he did know about it, for what reason was he motivated to review it? Col Madrid had already served at AETC HQ for more than a year, and two years had passed since the CDI had ended. Why now?

First Liberty has an idea:

Attorneys at First Liberty are concerned that the reason the case was dredged up once closed is because the Air Force is unduly focused on political correctness and targeting people with beliefs who don’t fit the progressive mold.

“We are concerned that Major General McCoy judged and punished Madrid – a decorated Air Force officer – because he became aware of Colonel Madrid’s traditional religious views,” Berry added. “If so, that not only harms the military, but it is illegal.”

So this is probably the 20th or 25th such case I’ve read concerning individuals in the Air Force being targeted for holding Christian beliefs in the past 2-3 years.  I have done at least 10 posts on the subject in that period, all involving different cases, and I know there were 2-3 cases I stumbled on for everyone I posted.

This has all the appearance of being a newly exaltant political movement searching out and persecuting as many ideological adversaries as it can find.  Again, such persecution was highly institutionalized during the Obamanation.

Second case, Obama apparatchiks still populating DoD have nominated  the first open lesbian to be commandant of the Air Force Academy.  This lesbian woman presently commands the 2nd BW at Barksdale (in spite having no previous experience with B-52s) after holding a very cushy position in the Pentagon where she got to hobnob with numerous Obama appointees.  AFA provides the core of the Air Force’s officers and was, for a very long time, a hub of evangelical Christianity.  That had its pluses and minuses, but it is being plainly remade into a secular pagan institution:

An open lesbian has been chosen to be the next commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to a USAF Academy report and other media.

Col. Kristin Goodwin has a “wife” and two children. She will take charge of the USAF Academy pending approval by the U.S. Senate. If approved, she likely will assume her new position in May. That is usually a formality, but conservative opposition to her appointment might make it less so.

Air Force Academy alumnus and former Navy Chaplain Gordon James (“Chaps”) Klingenschmitt, a conservative activist, is urging concerned citizens to call their U.S. senators to oppose Goodwin’s nomination to lead the USAF cadets.

Klingenschmitt, who heads the Pray in Jesus Name Project, told LifeSiteNews that Goodwin’s appointment under a Trump presidency is part of a “deep state problem of Obama’s appointments remaining in office while the Senate drags its feet to confirm Donald Trump’s appointments to replace them.”

“Obama’s bureaucrats in the Pentagon are still running the show,” Klingenschmitt said. “Obama is gone. Why does he still have this power?”…….

………According to the article, “Goodwin served in several high-level leadership positions, including vice commander of the 59th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; and senior military adviser to the secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon. … She’s also a veteran pilot who has flown B-2 Spirit, the EC-130h compass Call, the C-130 Hercules, and other aircraft.” [That is what one calls being picked and groomed.  From C-130s to vice commander of the premiere bomb wing in the Air Force (flying B-2s, necessitating a type conversion), to about THE most politically advantageous role an officer can get (adviser to the civilian SECAF) – this is a wholly political move.  People like her don’t happen, they are made. She may even wind up CoSUSAF at some point.  I wouldn’t doubt it.]

Some folks are raving about this appointment, saying that (now) General Goodwin is a committed warrior and a stand-up leader who doesn’t inculcate her ideology on those under her command. That would make her different from some of her colleagues of similar proclivity – including a former commander at Lackland AFB who conducted witch hunts against hardcore Christians.  There was another at Patrick AFB who was apparently similar, banning Bibles from public spaces.

I think it’s very sad.  In secular coverage of this proposed change of command, support for Goodwin is overwhelming from those in and out of uniform (the comments at Air Force Times were especially disheartening).  Trump or no Trump, more and more souls are, consciously or not, surrendering to the leftist sexular pagan zeitgeist that unnatural vices are fine, that it’s just a small accident of someone’s personality (after we were sold for decades that we MUST grant them rights for this CORE element of their being), that so long as they do a good and fair job what does it matter?

It matters because character matters.  Because honor matters.  Because this woman, who has chosen a totally sterile form of sexual expression, insisted on using artificial means to create two new lives she could pretend rounded our her pretended marriage.  Those children are denied the father they have a right to experience and learn from.  Because our principal enemies, the islamists, see from things like this a totally decadent and depraved society that deserves to die, and they are further emboldened in their efforts.  And because this role is fundamentally different from other commands, it involves education as its principal mission, and more than education, the installation of virtues suitable for those who will command others in combat.  This woman is wholly unsuited to be a role model because of the lifestyle she has chosen.

But mostly I oppose it because it is wrong. It will remain wrong even if I am the last person alive who knows it is so.  It will remain wrong forever because Our Lord created us to be fruitful and not to cast our seed on barren ground or engage in filthy acts.  You cannot support sodomy (or abortion, or many other things) without making a mockery of Christianity and God Himself.

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1. Baseballmomof8 - April 26, 2017

Right is right when no one accepts it. Wrong is wrong even when everyone accepts it.

2. Maureen Avila - April 27, 2017

I would suggest that people interested in the topic discussed in this post to sign up for e-mails from Captain Gordon Klingenschmitt whom you mentioned in this post. Here is a sample of his e-mail from a few days ago on this topic:

Chaplain Klingenschmitt, PhD via mail128.suw18.rsgsv.net
Apr 23 (3 days ago)

to me
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LA Times bans forbidden word “Homose xual”

Afraid of offending members of the LGBT movement, the Los Angeles Times newspaper has adopted new style guidelines forbidding their writers from writing certain words.

“As language has evolved, some terms have fallen out of acceptable usage. These include: ‘hermaphrodite,’ ‘homose xual,’ ‘openly gay,’ ‘transvestite’ and ‘transsexual.’ The guidelines advise Times reports to avoid using them,” reports the L.A. Times.

“Under the new Times style guidelines, writers should identify transgender people with the names and pronouns they use, and that are consistent with the way they live publicly. Writers should not say a transgender man was ‘born a woman’; if this information is relevant, say he was ‘designated female at birth’ or ‘identified as female at birth.’ ‘Assigned female at birth’ is also acceptable.”

“The updated guidelines permit use of ‘they’ and ‘their’ as singular pronouns for individuals who do not identify as male or female, or for when gender is unknown.

“The use of the singular ‘they’ was adopted last month by the Associated Press Stylebook.”

[Dr. Chaps’ comment: Deconstructionist liberals are controlling how the media lies to you every day. By disguising their langauge, intentionally violating grammar (‘they’ is plural, dummies) and forbidding words that “offend” the homose xual community (yes, I will still use that word, but I put a space in the middle to bypass spam filters), the left forces the media to pretend that God did not make them male and female. But God’s truth prevails, and my news reporting will continue to speak the politically incorrect truth.]

Let’s petition Congress to make all school children safe from pro-homose xual bullying.

SELECT HERE TO SIGN PETITION, and we will instantly fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you much time!) to stop Sen. Al Franken’s “No Child Left Unmolested” amendment to the Elementary and Secondary “Homose xual Education” Act

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After School “Satan Clubs” target Elementary Children

While the IRS has blocked Christians conservative groups from tax-exempt status,

“…Leftist groups like the Satan club got fast tracked,” reports Judicial Watch.

“The principle goal of establishing the Satan clubs in public schools throughout Washington State appears to be to counter existing enterprises operated by a Christian-based group. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch include the process of establishing an after-school Satan club at Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma. The entity behind the club is a nonprofit called Reason Alliance, which is based in Somerville, Massachusetts, and operates in Washington State as the Satanic Temple of Seattle.

“Its director, Lilith X. Starr, established the Point Defiance Elementary Satanic club, the records show. In its application the club states that its purpose is ‘character development’ and that adult instructors are vetted by the Satanic Temple’s ‘Executive Ministry.’

“Children ages 5-12 will develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents. The club logo is a pencil with devil’s horns. Records obtained by Judicial Watch from the Treasury Department show that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it on October 31, 2014.

“The parent permission forms ask for the name of the child’s church and pastor, the records show. They also reveal that Starr, the Seattle Satanic Temple director, told Tacoma School District Superintendent Carla Santorno that the clubs are led by ‘caring Satanists’ and each child receives a membership card.

“Starr also tells the superintendent that the effort to establish after-school Satan clubs in Tacoma schools is in direct response to the Christian-based Good News Clubs operating in campuses throughout the district. This ignited concern among some Tacoma district officials, the records show. In one electronic mail exchange, Tacoma Schools official Andrea O-Brien-Henley sends colleague Paul Koch a citation from the Satanic Temple’s website noting that the temple only wants to establish after-school Satan clubs in school districts with Christian Good News Clubs.”

[Dr. Chaps’ comment: Copycat non-religions like Satanism are only designed to silence Christian groups by legal scare tactics, as proven by their intent to only organize in schools with Christian clubs. Satanism is not a religion, it is simply vocal opposition to Christianity. Without their opposition to the God of the Bible, Satanists would have no reason to exist.]

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Friends, let’s take a stand today for public safety of innocent children.
God Bless you, in Jesus’ name,

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD

Who is Dr. Chaps? Read his bio here.

P.S. Prefer to donate by mail? Please mail paper check or money orders to: The Pray In Jesus Name Project, PO Box 77077, Colorado Springs, CO 80970.

SELECT HERE TO SIGN PETITION, and we will instantly fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you much time!) to stop Sen. Al Franken’s “No Child Left Unmolested” amendment to the Elementary and Secondary “Homose xual Education” Act

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3. c matt - April 27, 2017

Obama is gone. Why does he still have this power?

That’s the problem – Obama never had this power; Obama was nothing but a front man for the deep state. The deep state has always had, and for the foreseeable future, will have, this power.

4. Xopher - April 27, 2017

Have you seen the Christian Fighter Pilot blog? A lot of what you write about he also covers, but it’s his bread and butter. I’ve been following that and seeing all this unfold and it drives me nuts.

For years, I’ve considered going back for a commission, and this is the kind of thing that makes me hesitate. It’s so hard to believe this is happening to the Air Force I left almost six years ago.

I’m often torn between whether I should just continue to stay away and not deal with it or join back up and do what I can to try to promote truth and heal the problem from the inside. If all Christians (especially Catholics) stay away, we surely forfeit the military (as also the entire society when Christians turn passive) to this course that it’s on, and that just seems like a cowardly and un-Christian retreat. On the other hand, it’s a heavy and potentially dangerous burden.

I’m a little upset about all the retreating, but most of the advice I’ve heard is to stay away. Why do we, as. a Church (outwardly, anyway) continue to let atheists, islamists, and pagans gain physical, intellectual, and spiritual ground?

5. DM - April 27, 2017

Is there a branch of the military you would say is slightly less infected than the others? And what about the National Guard? At least in some states I would hope there is still a plausible option for a faithful Christian to serve.

Camper - April 27, 2017

I know two soldiers, one a retired Lt. Col, and another a specialist in the reserves. I believe that both told me that the air force is the worst and the army the best. That said, they’re all apparently nutty by now.

Tantumblogo - April 27, 2017

No, the Navy is by far the worst. Sorry Blaine. But he may not argue.

Depends on what you’re looking for. Air Force service is way cushier than that in the Army or especially Marines. Balad Air Base in Iraq was infamous among special operators who passed through for the dining hall with porcelain plates, linen tablecloths, and real glassware. Such luxury was unheard of an Army bases.

Camper - April 29, 2017

I actually believe that the Marine Corps is the best. They’re the most serious about supporting the ground troops and the least tolerant of nonsense.

Camper - April 29, 2017

I know that in the Navy, the ships are called ‘love boats’ because so many female sailors are impregnated there. Women getting pregnant in the services are a plague on the nation.


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