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  • Lesbian with ‘wife’ and two kids selected to lead U.S. Air Force Academy

    03/31/2017 7:59:56 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 125 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 3/30/2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — 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.
  • Gates leaves Boy Scouts presidency, defends gay adult policy

    05/26/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America’s president facing deep divisions within the organization’s membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks. On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines. In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders. …
  • Obama: ‘Bisexual Men and Women in Uniform Make Our Country Stronger’

    12/23/2015 9:33:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2015 | 12:10 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    President Barack Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, released a pre-Christmas statement yesterday, celebrating the fifth anniversary of his having signed legislation that allows openly homosexual, lesbian and bisexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military. "Today, Americans can serve the country they love no matter who they love, and openly gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women in uniform make our military stronger and America safer," said the president. ...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Gay Marriage Revisionism Doesn’t Fool Those Who Remember

    11/02/2015 8:15:28 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 10-26-15 | Scott Shackford
    As President, Bill Clinton infuriated many in the gay community by signing into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which blocked federal recognition of same-sex marriages, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which required gay members of the military to remain in the closet about their sexual orientation or be ejected from service. Arguably, Clinton didn't exactly have a lot of room to maneuver. DOMA passed by an overwhelming, veto-proof majority. While it was introduced by Republicans in 1996 (by Bob Barr, who would eventually run for president as a Libertarian Party candidate in 2008 and apologize for sponsoring the...
  • Gay, lesbian Air Force Academy graduates mark a first in 2015

    05/29/2015 10:06:26 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 47 replies
    The Gazette ^ | May 29, 2015
    The Air Force Academy class of 2015 is the first to come through four years at the academy with the open acceptance of gays and lesbians in the ranks. Tricia Heller, a 1987 graduate, and Tara Sweeney, a '95 grad, attended the ceremony to support Lydia Hill of Boston. Heller and Sweeney helped found Spectrum, the Air Force Academy gay and lesbian support group, of which Hill was one of the first members. "We all served under 'don't ask, don't tell,' so it was important for all of us to be able to be open about who we are," said...
  • Beyond marriage, challenges ahead for gay rights groups (no agenda, eh?)

    01/01/2015 6:10:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2015 4:23 PM EST | David Crary
    Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories. In Congress, for example, liberal Democrats plan to introduce civil rights bills in the House and Senate that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. However, Republicans will control both chambers in the new Congress, and there is no sign that GOP leaders will help the bills advance. Absent such a federal law, activists will seek to pass more nondiscrimination laws at the state and local levels, but some...
  • Airman serves with pride ,Joins after Don't Ask Don't Tell

    05/08/2014 12:18:37 PM PDT · by ABN 505 · 22 replies
    Us Airforce ^ | 4/28/14 | Nick Diccico
    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Between sips of an iced coffee, Airman 1st Class Leslie Wilson, a 60th Dental Squadron dental technician here, talks about her life. She talks about her childhood in Tennessee, going to college on a soccer scholarship and following in her father's footsteps by joining the military. However, she also discusses candidly that she is a lesbian, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Gates: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ fight was only time Obama showed ‘passion’ for military issues

    01/13/2014 2:29:57 AM PST · by South40 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2014 | Ed Henry
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates sharply questions President Obama's "passion" for military matters in his forthcoming memoir, and claims that practically the only time he saw that in the president was during his push to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." The former Pentagon chief said in an interview aired Sunday that he was "disturbed" by Obama's "absence of passion" when it came to his military strategy. But in the book, "Duty," reviewed by Fox News, Gates hit Obama harder -- and in personal terms -- by contrasting his style with that of former President George W. Bush. "One quality I...
  • Fmr. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to Lead Boy Scouts (Architect of lifting DADT)

    11/13/2013 2:05:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday chose former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA director Robert Gates as its next president, who will face the task of repairing divisions in the organization from a heated debate over accepting gay scouts. As Defense Secretary, Gates supported President Barack Obama's withdrawal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Congress repealed the ban in 2010 and it was lifted in 2011.
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Gay head priest shows how far Canadian military has come

    09/17/2013 4:42:42 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 19 replies
    The Star ^ | Sun Sep 15 2013 | Kamila Hinkson
    In his new job as head chaplain in the military, Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher will be overseeing the religious needs of Canada’s troops, shoring up what the Defence Department calls its chaplaincy’s “inclusive, welcoming culture.” As an openly gay member of the military and Anglican priest for more than two decades, it’s an environment Fletcher has benefitted from firsthand. His recent appointment is in sharp contrast to past military policy, which allowed discrimination against gays and lesbians. Fletcher said he came out not long after a landmark court decision struck down the rule in 1992, alleviating his fears about what could...
  • Report Details Hostility in U.S. Military toward Christian Members

    07/09/2013 5:49:40 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | July 9, 2013 | Penny Starr
    A coalition of legislators and religious freedom advocates warned Tuesday about the growing hostility toward Christians serving in the military and called for a federal statute to protect the religious liberty of troops. The Family Research Council distributed a report, “A Clear and Present Danger: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military,” at the press conference on Tuesday at the Capitol detailing incidences of that hostility, including the July 27, 2011 cancellation of a 20-year-old ethics course taught at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California because it used Scripture. On May 31, 2013, a painting that included a...
  • The Political Class - The Devil's Progeny

    06/26/2013 5:15:23 PM PDT · by Noremac · 6 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    “Just as every cop is a criminal And all the sinners saints As heads is tails just call me Lucifer (cause) I’m in need of some restraint” I’ve always found ‘Sympathy For the Devil’, by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, to be one of the most profound social statements of the classic rock music era. It was a natural for the Stones, what with their rebel, bad boy image and all the baggage to go with it. Who better to channel the artist formerly known as the Prince of Darkness? Granted, there was poetic license in setting to music, the...
  • Pentagon celebrates gay troops

    06/25/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 06/25/2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon on Tuesday toasted gays in the military, with a top adviser to President Obama declaring the country is “safer” now that homosexuals may serve openly. “Because we repealed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ our military … is stronger and our country is safer, more equal and more just,” said Valerie Jarrett, the keynote speaker at the Pentagon’s gay pride celebration.
  • In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims

    06/24/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2013 | JAMES DAO
    ...the majority of service members who are sexually assaulted each year are men. In its latest report on sexual assault, the Pentagon estimated that 26,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, up from 19,000 in 2010. Of those cases, the Pentagon says, 53 percent involved attacks on men, mostly by other men. In interviews, nearly a dozen current and former service members who said they were sexually assaulted in the military described fearing that they would be punished, ignored or ridiculed if they reported the attacks. Most said that before 2011, when the ban on openly gay service...
  • AFA graduation: Class of 2013 told to 'do what is right for our Air Force'

    05/29/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/29/2013 | Jakob Rodgers
    Beneath a rousing flyover of decades-old warbirds, 1,024 newly commissioned second lieutenants graduated Wednesday from the Air Force Academy - saluting the military's past while looking to its future. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, in one of his last acts as the Air Force's top civilian, implored the cadets to tackle the service's many challenges, a lingering war, fiscal uncertainty and the "scourge" of pervasive sexual assaults during the ceremony at Falcon Stadium. "Each of you is responsible for the character of this Air Force, and its reputation," Donley said. "And I therefore charge you to serve with integrity, and...
  • Homosexual Assaults Becoming a Problem in U.S. Military, DoD Survey Finds

    05/24/2013 2:30:38 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 May 2013 | Dave Bohon
    A Defense Department survey has found a dramatic increase in sexual assault among the troops -- including homosexual assaults perpetrated by male military personnel. Homosexual Assaults Becoming a Problem in U.S. Military, DoD Survey Finds The New American 23 May 2013 A little over a year after the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) ban on homosexuals in the military was officially dropped, the Department of Defense has admitted that it has a problem with sexual assault by male soldiers on other men. The Washington Times noted that, according to an anonymous survey conducted by the Defense Department among military...
  • Military suffers wave of 'gay' sex assaults ('We've got a male-on-male problem here')

    05/21/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    A recent military report on sexual assault in the military shocked many in Washington and around the nation, but a leading expert on military personnel revealed the prevalence of men assaulting other men is one of the major headlines in this study. The extended analysis of the report first appeared in Monday’s edition of the the Washington Times. The Defense Department survey of sexual assault in the military during fiscal 2012 estimated 26,000 assaults took place in the armed forces. Nearly 3,000 of them were formally reported. Just more than 6 percent of women reported being victims of assault and...
  • Military sodomite abuse: The untold story

    05/14/2013 9:52:31 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    WND ^ | May 14, 2013 | Judith Reisman
    Exclusive: Judith Reisman estimates true number of males sexually assaulted yearly Snip: So, how do the “charms” we call “pornography,” the hidden sin that abuses youth and maidhood, impact the military? Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Lewis and several military female victims testified to harrowing sexual abuse at a U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, March 13, 2013. Lewis stated he “was raped by a senior petty officer … told by a commander not to report it, and later was diagnosed with a personality disorder and discharged.” Lewis says, “As I demonstrated, men are a majority of the...
  • 'Homosexual predator' at suicide soldier's camp

    05/10/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10 Jul 2003 | By Thomas Harding
    Colonel Tim Collins has acknowledged the possibility that a teenage soldier who allegedly committed suicide may have been a victim of a "homosexual predator" at a time when both men were under his command. The commanding officer of the 1st Bn the Royal Irish Regiment, who was internationally praised for a rousing speech before the Iraq conflict, conceded in a confidential report that he "would not have them (homosexuals) in proximity of young soldiers again" following the death of Ranger Paul Cochrane. The controversial circumstances of the 18-year-old soldier's death led to an Army board of inquiry report, chaired by...