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Air Force punishes colonel over marriage views
Bpnews.net ^ | 10/19/2017 | Bonnie Pritchett

Posted on 10/16/2017 7:54:08 PM PDT by massmike

U.S. Air Force officials have suspended a decorated officer and revoked his recommendation for promotion to brigadier general because he would not sign an unofficial document affirming a retiring subordinate's same-sex marriage. Col. Leland B.H. Bohannon, Air Force Inspection Agency commander at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., signed all the requisite documents for a senior noncommissioned service member's May retirement ceremony except for one: a letter of "spousal appreciation" for the gay serviceman's partner.

Bohannon's Christian convictions about marriage put him at odds with the request to sign the unofficial, optional letter, and he sought counsel from his chaplain and judge advocate general. While awaiting guidance, and with the retirement ceremony days away, Bohannon asked a two-star general who did not object to sign the document instead.

But the retiring serviceman filed a complaint, alleging Bohannon discriminated against him based on his sexual orientation. An investigation substantiated the claim and found Bohannon guilty of unlawful discrimination, according to attorneys with First Liberty.

(Excerpt) Read more at bpnews.net ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: airforce; anitabryantwasright; homosexualagenda; trumpdod; usaf
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To: Jet Jaguar

And 2-strs are more fabulous than a full bird!


21 posted on 10/16/2017 8:57:24 PM PDT by Phinneous (Moshiach Now!)
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To: nickedknack

22 posted on 10/16/2017 8:57:31 PM PDT by massmike (Great news! My imaginary psychiatrist says I'm perfectly sane!)
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To: massmike

Not the SecDef’s issue.

It’s the damn communists in congress who fund military programs.
They won’t approve DOD budgets if their anti-God, communist agenda isn’t endorsed.

It also infects all DOD contractors.....Insurance must cover Tranny surgeries, therapy, etc.


23 posted on 10/16/2017 9:02:31 PM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Robert DeLong
Tolerate yes, sanction no.

Exactly. The homosexuals have conflated the definitions of tolerance and approval. To NOT approve of their sick behavior is considered "intolerant". So you're not allowed to hold personal religious beliefs that contradict their perversions, and if you do, they'll smoke you out, especially if you're in a position of leadership.

As I have said for a while now, it's not enough for a commander to 'tolerate' them -- everyone does this as a matter of law, and as a matter of professionalism. But the state of affairs has degraded to the point that if you're a commander you have to advocate for them, or risk losing chances at command, promotion, and even risk being prosecuted under UCMJ.

24 posted on 10/16/2017 9:07:15 PM PDT by zipper (In their heart of hearts, every Democrat is a communist)
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To: massmike
[...] put him at odds with the request to sign the unofficial, optional letter,

Apparently, not so "optional" after all!

Regards,

25 posted on 10/16/2017 9:10:29 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: massmike

This is insane. People should contact whoever can reverse this with a flood of emails, letters, phone calls!


26 posted on 10/16/2017 9:12:45 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: massmike

I thought Trump did some thing about gays in military? or was that he was wanting to do some thing and got blocked?


27 posted on 10/16/2017 9:23:41 PM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: amihow

Is Mattis a closet homosexual? Based on his various past statements I kind of assumed that, regardless of whether he is or not he wouldn’t let his personal peccadilloes interfere with policies that promote military efficiency, but maybe he’s getting a bug in his ear. I hoped he would try to regain an environment that allows servicemen, be they gay straight or whatever, to do their jobs without fear of getting sued for not signing a greeting card. I certainly expected him to revoke the policy of women being put in infantry units. So far, it would appear he has done...Approximately nothing. I haven’t heard anything firsthand on the ROE — has he done anything to improve those? Are our guys still getting disciplined for kicking ass and/or defending their own lives?


28 posted on 10/16/2017 9:25:29 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: nickedknack

This “senior NCO” is retiring. He has to be at least an E-7 with 20 or more years of service. Someone has been looking the other way for far longer that 5 years.


29 posted on 10/16/2017 9:29:43 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: massmike
But the retiring serviceman filed a complaint

The Gay Nazi Mafia strike again.

I'd have no problem with somebody beating this scumbag faggot and his "wife" to a pulp with nail-studded baseball bats...

30 posted on 10/16/2017 9:39:48 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

PLEASE USE THE WORD “QUEER”.
These perverts are NOT GAY, they ARE QUEER, as in HOMO.


31 posted on 10/16/2017 9:48:13 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“Is Mattis a closet homosexual?”
Or, does he have a queer child? Strong force, that. I know several gay-endorsers that weren’t until their kid came out.


32 posted on 10/16/2017 10:16:02 PM PDT by polymuser (Enough is enough.)
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To: massmike

Boy is the Air Force stick screwed up royally. They are overtaking the Army and Navy for stupidity and moral corruption.

Gives new meaning to “flying by the stick”.


33 posted on 10/16/2017 10:46:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: tired&retired

“Trump needs to QUIETLY correct this mis-justice.”


I’d prefer he not be so quiet about it. This kind of thing needs to be burned out with all the world watching. Let the snowflakes shriek and wail - it’s music to my ears.


34 posted on 10/17/2017 12:14:05 AM PDT by JustaTech (A mind is a terrible thing)
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To: 353FMG

>As I predicted before — the Swamp is undrainable.

Maybe napalm will do the trick?


35 posted on 10/17/2017 12:18:54 AM PDT by JohnyBoy (We should forgive communists, but not before they are hanged.)
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To: massmike

Makes me think that there isn’t much difference between Islamic fascists and those in our own military trying to shut Christians up.


36 posted on 10/17/2017 12:28:15 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: taxesareforever

>Makes me think that there isn’t much difference between Islamic fascists and those in our own military trying to shut Christians up.

Marxists are a much bigger danger than ISIS.


37 posted on 10/17/2017 12:34:24 AM PDT by JohnyBoy (We should forgive communists, but not before they are hanged.)
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To: massmike

This nothingburger article has no detail of exactly what this COL was “guilty” of in the sense of a charge under UCMJ. Further, if he was already on the list for O-7, that list has already passed muster at the Congressional level so how does this complaint stop that process? There’s a bunch left unreported here.


38 posted on 10/17/2017 12:55:35 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: massmike

It is not a marriage, but an arrangement.

The officer can answer to higher powers. Funny how consciousness objectors are now a nono in such matters. But fine for not shooting at the enemy when Bush is in power.

Get out of here.


39 posted on 10/17/2017 1:54:18 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: backwoods-engineer
The Obamites are still in control.

And not just in the military.

40 posted on 10/17/2017 4:37:34 AM PDT by madprof98
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