Air Force persecuting and prosecuting Christians over views on gay marriage

From Todd Starnes, writer at foxnews.com:

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.

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.

It seems that after the Liberty Institute filed a discrimination complaint on Monk’s behalf, Monk was called to the base supposedly “to meet with an Air Force investigator tasked with gathering facts about the complaint.” However:

When he arrived, Monk was immediately read his Miranda Rights and accused of providing false statements in a conversation Monk had with [Starnes]…

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.

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

Sgt. Monk isn’t the only target. According to Starnes:

Steve Branson is the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church, about five miles from the Air Force base. He tells me that as many as a half dozen of his church members are currently facing persecution on the base for their religious beliefs.

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

…Another airman has been brought up on charges eight times.

Christians are under attack, the pastor warned – and Lackland Air Force Base seems to be ground zero.

It’s more evidence that the gay agenda is being used to suppress Christianity.

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