80 Christian Airmen Being Punished, Harassed, Threatened for Refusing to Support Gay Marriage

80 members of the Air Force at one base are testifying that they are being harassed, threatened and even punished because they refuse to support gay “marriage.”

Fox News’ Todd Starnes has the exclusive story of airmen at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas who say they are being attacked by homosexual militants.

Starnes reports: “There is an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland Air Force Base,” said Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. “Gay commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen. There is a culture of fear in the military and it’s gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality.”

The pastor says he attended a meeting of many of these Airmen where they voiced their concerns over being harassed by their superiors for standing up for their own, personal religious principles and continuing to oppose the homosexual agenda.

“The religious persecution is happening,” the pastor told Starnes. “It’s getting bigger every day. Gay and lesbian airmen can talk about their lifestyle, but the rest have to stay completely quiet about what they believe.”

One airman who says he has been unfairly punished is Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk. The 19-year veteran was punished after he refused to inform a superior–who was also a lesbian–about his personal view on gay marriage.

“The senior master sergeant was relieved of his duties after he refused her order to disclose his personal opinion about gay marriage,” Starnes reports.

Starnes also details several other cases which include:

  • A solider forced to repeat basic training for admitting he was a Christian
  • An airman who was told his Christian “thoughts” were a military violation
  • A soldier who was reprimanded for having a Bible while a Muslim soldier was allowed to have a prayer rug
  • A Colonel that admits that anti-Christian persecution is happening every day in Obama’s military

“There is an orchestrated attack on Christians in the military and at this stage the Air Force is the worst,” said General Jerry Boykin (retired).

Of course, few doubt that Barack Obama is a supporter of radical Islam. So, do you think he has ordered this attempted purge of Christians out of the U.S. military?

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  • jim_m

    It’s no longer the military, it is a left wing social engineering experiment.

  • Brucehenry

    What was the point of posting that video? It had nothing to do with the accusations and allegations in the text of the article. Did you mistakenly post the wrong video or something?

    • warnertoddhuston

      Of course it did. Gen. Boykin in the video and in the story. Related.

      • GrantLV

        Obama was mentioned in the story, so post a video of him too please.

  • Brucehenry

    I looked up the FOX story you’re so upset about. Looks like hearsay and hogwash to me. More butthurt from the professionally butthurt Jerry Boykin.

    • Commander_Chico

      The fact that this religious fanatic was Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for “Intelligence” from Jun 2003 to 2007 partly explains why things were so fucked up for US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan in that period. Boykin was probably consulting the Bible for his forecasts and analyses.

      • So sayeth our soi disant veteran and cognoscenti.

        • Commander_Chico


    • 914

      All I have to say is DERP!

      • Brucehenry

        Yes, I’m sure that IS all you have to say. As usual.

        • The world would be a better place were that the extent of your vocabulary…

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Did Glenn Beck write this hysterical and ridiculous screed? FYI, von Spacey, when the primary source for this type of a report is — duh — a pastor in Texas at a Baptist church, then you have to take everything said with a huge grain of salt. Pastor. Baptist. Church. Texas. Allegations therefrom of systemic, institutionalized anti-Christianity. Connect any dots, ever? That aside, certainly it’s the case that under this administration the military is becoming more and more Idiocracy. As we continue our slow but now accelerating descent into being a banana republic it’s only natural that the lunatic left (BIRM) will endeavor further to weaken the military and to make the country at large more effeminate and prissy. Goes without saying. Theirs is an ideology of social experimentation. It would help, however, if the cocooned right refrained from strapping on the tinfoil and going fully retarded. Christians aren’t getting “purged” from the military. Let’s not smoke World Net Daily’s crack pipe.

    • Why thank you ever so much, flings poo and flees…

      • Retired military

        I told you. It is Grey Poupon and escargot. GET IT RIGHT.

        • And I’m telling you that if you think that’s Grey Poupon and escargot, I’m never eating in your house.

          • Retired military

            Well I did leave the caviar out.
            Good come back BTW LOL>

  • 914

    Threaten right back and back it up.

  • Marco Luxe

    This story reads like parody, but sadly it just could be evidence of paranoia.

    • Brucehenry

      Well as a long time reader I can assure you it ain’t parody.

      • 914

        “Ain’t”? Interesting choice for a grammar Nazi..

  • GarandFan

    Gays discriminate? They wouldn’t do that, would they? The same folks who derisively call heterosexuals “breeders”.

  • Commander_Chico

    From the Fox story:

    The parent of a 19-year-old Christian airman said their son was directed to disclose his religion during Basic Training.

    “What’s your religion, little boy?” a master sergeant asked the young man. When he answered “Christian” he had to repeat Basic Training.

    Somehow I doubt this recruit is telling his father the real reason for his recycle. More likely he did not make physical standards.

    airmen at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas who say they are being attacked by homosexual militants.

    Even though this is the Air Force, I doubt this also. A bunch of “homosexual militants” attacking airmen? Riiight.

    More likely some crybabies trying to deflect blame and reasons for failure.

    • Now you’re an AF soi disant veteran too?

      • Commander_Chico

        Do you believe a recruit would be recycled in basic training for saying he was a Christian to a drill sergeant in any of the armed services?

      • I’m thinking Chico’s got this more right than not. People get recycled in Basic – in the ’70s they had something called the ‘Motivation’ flight – had to do fire watch there one time…

        Wouldn’t care to have gone through that.

        Also had one guy slip back a week due to a bad case of blisters.

  • Retired military

    Like some of the sexual harassment complaints from trainees this COULD also be a case of trainees playing the system. It wouldn’t be the first time and wont be the last.
    Trainees are stupid and they know (especially since they get class after class after class on this crap now) that complaints can make their life easier by getting someone who they deem is “picking on them” out of the way.

    It may be or may not be. Too little factual information to tell at this time.

    • “Too little factual information to tell at this time.”

      And that’s about the size of it. If it shows up in the AF Times, or Stripes, it’s a bit more possible.

    • “Too little factual information to tell at this time.”

      And that’s about the size of it. If it shows up in the AF Times, or Stripes, it’s a bit more possible.

      • Commander_Chico

        Stars and Stripes did a story on it a couple of weeks ago, has a few more facts:


        • Still a lot of he-said, she-said. If he had orders to transfer to another position, and his replacement showed early, then usually the timing on the orders take precedence.

          Did find this odd, though…

          “Monk’s attorneys say the airman was reassigned to another base post and eventually barred from unit buildings. They say the moves are in direct violation of military rules governing religious freedoms.”

          Barred from the buildings? WTF? What was he doing hanging around, anyway?

          • Commander_Chico

            I guess he was barred from the buildings of his former unit.

          • Makes me wonder if he wasn’t hanging around during duty hours, when he should have been at his other job.

          • Commander_Chico

            I bet the former commander did not want him around. I wonder if he has any witnesses to all these statements his commander allegedly said?

            I was listening to a radio station the other day with a radio show from one of these evangelical/political organizations – it might have been FRC. They mentioned this case. All the talk was about how Christians were discriminated against in the armed forces. It was like, Christian is the new Black.

          • More like Christian is the old Gay.

          • Commander_Chico

            Maybe. But there were laws against being gay.

          • Rules and regs. Makes me wonder just how many of the sudden ‘tech school marriages’ I remember worked out long-term.

          • Commander_Chico

            Do you mean marriages for BAQ?

          • Possibly – do anything to get out of the dorms?

            But in a lot of cases… I don’t think so, really. I knew at least one woman who was a lesbian, and she told me a lot of the quick marriages were because they were under investigation. What better way to prove you weren’t than by getting married?

            Lost track of her after tech school – which, come to think of it, kinda makes me wonder if hanging around me wasn’t her camouflage. (Yeah, I was probably, no, definitely that dumb.)

            Anyhow, I always figured where someone’s plumbing pointed was their business, as long as it didn’t get in the way of the job.

          • Commander_Chico

            Yep. I saw one of my sailors kissing another guy on the beach. He saw me see him, too. I said nothing.

            Guy was loyal as hell, made E-5.

          • About the standard of integrity and devotion to duty we’ve come to expect of our soi disant veteran and cognoscenti…

          • The problem is when it gets in the way of the job. Now, the sexuality seems more important than the duty they signed up for. I don’t like the idea of the military turning into a gay dating service.

            Offbase? That’s fine. But on base, on duty? The job’s what’s important. Not religion, not sexuality – show tolerance of others opinions, but that tolerance can be just ‘Okay’, a shrug, and ignoring it. It doesn’t seem like that sort of ‘tolerance’ is even remotely okay any more.

            (Shakes head.) Guess I’m just old fashioned.

    • “Too little factual information to tell at this time.”

      And that’s about the size of it. If it shows up in the AF Times, or Stripes, it’s a bit more possible.

    • Retired military

      I said Trainees are stupid when I meant to say Trainees are NOT stupid.

  • akhan727

    COME ON GUYS, don’t be mean! I totes feel bad for these straight, white male, conservative, Christians who are like totes being persecuted for openly reaffirming their cultural dominance and casting judgement on minorities such as the gays. Like, for reals guys.

    Seriously, it’s not like they’re perversely using the Bible as a crutch to validate their personal discomfort and fear of male homosexuality.