Military Spouse of the Year: Devout Christian, Homosexual
Ashley Broadway, the homosexual who complained about being denied membership in a Fort Bragg spouses’ group, has been named the “spouse of the year” for Fort Bragg in a popular vote called the Spouse of the Year program.
In the online election held Tuesday, Ashley Broadway captured the Fort Bragg vote “by a country mile,” said Babette Maxwell, founder of Military Spouse magazine and the Military Spouse of the Year award. Ballot totals were not revealed. As one of the 154 base-level winners, Broadway now is eligible to be nominated for Army “spouse of the year.”
As the “spouse of the year program” is a private operation, it is free to designate anyone it chooses (as opposed to Fort Bragg, which cannot recognize Broadway as a “spouse”) . It does not appear to be a military operation — though the website does say the wives of the Joint Chiefs form a panel for final judging.
The only requirement listed on the group’s site is that
A nominee must be the spouse of a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces…
Otherwise, the process is only a popular vote — with the exception of a final judging panel that reviews
impact on community change, volunteer efforts, personal sacrifice, professional pursuits, goals, and specific efforts to support the military community.
For the record, Broadway’s homosexual advocacy group had solicited its members to vote for her. Given the relatively little publicity the competition itself received, it is likely even a small organization would be able to influence the polling. Tellingly, even Broadway acknowledges she wasn’t selected for the noble reasons expected by the judges:
A lot of people who voted never me met or talked to me or knew me from Adam. I know it was a statement…
In other words, she was popularly voted “spouse of the year” — by random members and supporters of her own homosexual activist organization whom she didn’t even know — because she is a homosexual. That’s not unlike the motivation behind Broadway’s decision to go after the spouse group — not to actually be part of the group, but to make a point.
The Fort Bragg spouse group has reportedly now offered Broadway membership. Consistent with her attitude to date, Broadway says she’ll join not to help others with military issues or benefit from the support of military spouses – but to set people straight:
I need to educate some of the naysayers that are in that group and show them my family is just like their family.
It seems she might need the “education.” Given that she’s apparently going to be the first homosexual in the group, her family isn’t like any of theirs.
For her part, Broadway says she has leaned on her faith during the recent kerfuffle:
I think things happen for a reason. I’m a very devout Christian. I’ve had faith in God this whole time…
It is true that things happen for a reason. It is also true that some who might call themselves “devout Christians” may still sin — no one is perfect, after all (actually, there was that One Guy…). It is notable, though, that someone proudly proclaiming her faith in Jesus Christ is just as proudly proclaiming her unrepentant sin.
“Haven’t you read,” [Jesus] replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”
Matthew 19:4-5, NIV