Anti-Trump Army Chaplain George Tyger Runs Secret Facebook Group
It would seem US Army Chaplain (Maj) George Tyger looks to play a continuing role in the intersection of sexuality, politics, and religious freedom in the US military. In 2014 he derided religious accommodations for beliefs he disliked as “separate but equal.” While demanding tolerance, he demonstrated none, an interestingly common trait among some Unitarian Universalists.
In 2016 he put an LGBT “safe zone” sign on his office — which clearly communicated his opposition to mainstream Christian beliefs regarding sexuality and marriage, making his office an “unsafe zone” for other troops he served.
Now, it seems, Tyger is leading a minor insurgency. On the Facebook page for the Modern Military Association of America — a group formed from a merger of multiple homosexual advocacy groups — Chaplain Tyger spoke up to announce he moderates a “secret” Facebook group of some 180 “progressive Chaplains”.
He also uses a Facebook “pseudonym,” though he seems to be fairly well known and immediately recognizable when George Tyger posts as Gewargis Tiogair on US Army W.T.F.!, for example, where he’s a “top fan.” He clearly “outs” himself on the MMAA page, so its not clear why he bothers with a “pseudonym”.
Having a closed Facebook group and using it for support within the military isn’t that unusual or even notable. But note that he didn’t call it a closed group. He called it a secret group, and it is specifically moderated by him for chaplains of certain ideologies.
Notable, too, is Tyger’s personal Facebook page. [Update: And with that and the arrival of his friends in the comments, Chaplain Tyger’s Facebook page is now no longer public.] Perusing it will show that the sci-fi loving Tyger has a pretty good sense of humor, and he also has quite the potty mouth for a self-described man of God. It’s also obvious Tyger has strong political views, at least as it comes to the current Administration. He generally seems to be careful when it comes to explicitly expressing his views on his commander-in-chief, but he implicitly does so repeatedly.
In his voluminous repetition and repostings of anti-Trump articles and memes, rants against “fascists,” legal immigration, and the border wall, it is evident Chaplain Tyger clearly doesn’t think much of President Donald Trump.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even US troops. Consider that Tyger is a US military chaplain, and not a low-ranking one, at that. Given his prior homosexual advocacy and his obvious disdain for those of traditional Christian beliefs, he probably thinks he’s doing God’s work for progressive “Christianity” in the US military.
That said, were he a conservative Christian chaplain expressing an opinion about the commander-in-chief and administering a secret Facebook page — doing God’s work in the US military — you can be sure the public and official reaction would be less kind.
For Chaplain Tyger, though, it’s disappointing and tragic that someone in his position would preach love and tolerance while practicing the opposite.