Chris Rodda’s Desperate Strawman
by Sonny Hernandez
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are historically known for their loathsome philosophy against the Christian worldview and the US Constitution. Albeit the MRFF’s practices are incongruent with the recurrent constitutional polices, they will imperiously demand the omission of anything that does not comport with their God-hating, Muslim-supporting, and homosexual-affirming foundation—even if it requires a false witness.
The MRFF’s Chris Rodda just published a desperate article on the Huffington Post calling for punishment after alleging this site accused a senior officer of “being a liar.”
Who is this senior Air Force officer? Brigadier General (BGen) select Kristin Goodwin will soon be the incoming Commandant of Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy. Ironically, Weinstein wondered why the USAFA leadership did not publicly acknowledge what he called a “groundbreaking selection of a gay, female new Commandant.”
Rodda’s article is far from being pedantic—it is frivolous, and a classic example of yellow journalism to incite Air Force leadership to react to the article titled, “BGen Kristin Goodwin and the USAFA Honor Code.”
Instead of interacting with the article, Rodda desperately relies on a strawman to devalue the writer’s character. Rodda unintelligibly makes several ad hominem allegations [emphasis added]:
“…a former fighter pilot who is now an Air Force paper pusher…”
“…there are two subjects with which he is particularly and disturbingly obsessed — the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and homosexuality.”
“he not only keeps up his constant screeds of odious homophobic rhetoric but has often denigrated superior officers in the process…”
Rodda appears to be unaware that a strawman argument does not add any substantive weight to an argument. Despite the invective and ad hominem, Rodda never proves disrespect of a senior officer. No one accused any senior officer of lying, nor did anyone write anything that would disrespect a superior. Asking a question, or even posing a hypothetical scenario is not a crime. Rodda’s emotive responses were able to prove one thing—she does not like ChristianFighterPilot.com.
Rodda closes her article with this final scare tactic which is comical:
MRFF’s lawyers will be sending an official demand for an investigation and the punishment…to the DoD and Air Force Inspectors General, as well as the Secretary of Defense, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Acting Secretary of the Air Force…
Rodda should be intuitively aware by now that the MRFF has repeatedly tried to incite hostility toward ChristianFighterPilot.com, and they have consistently failed! The MRFF threats of lawsuits and repeated letters to Air Force leadership have been fruitless. The MRFF’s desperate endeavors have resulted in a substantial amount of articles that expose just how pathetic and embarrassing it is to be affiliated with the MRFF.
Keep those examples coming, Rodda…
Service members should be recognized for their honor—not their homosexuality. I know many World War II and Vietnam veterans who miss the days when service members were commended for their duty and perseverance, while now many are lauded for the degenerate practices. If homosexual supporters and news sources continue to publicize their support for homosexual perversion every time they have the opportunity to sexualize the mainstream media, they may receive within themselves the due penalty of their error. Do not take my word on it:
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
– Romans 1:26-27
Chaplain (Capt) Sonny Hernandez is a US Air Force Reserve Chaplain assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In April 2015, he was selected as the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Individual Mobilization Augmentee Company Grade Officer of the Year, and in May 2016, he was selected as 445th Airlift Wing CGO of the Quarter, first quarter. Hernandez earned a Doctorate from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The opinions expressed here are solely his and do not necessarily represent the views of any government, military, or religious organization. Sonny Hernandez wrote this article as a civilian on his own time on an issue of public interest.