The Virginian-Pilot reports the US Air Force has taken down posters hung at Langley Air Force Base because they contained “gendered language.” The Air Force had previously defended the posters against accusations by Michael “Mikey” Weinstein that they violated regulations on religion. With that avenue closed, the National Organization for Women rolled in and declared the posters “sexist” because they referred to “men” and “gentlemen”. The Air Force now says [emphasis added]
With additional time to review all seven posters outside the narrower, primarily religious context of the original complaint about two of them, we concluded the gendered language used in the display interfered with intended messages about personal integrity.
We’ve chosen to update the display with something that reflects the diverse and inclusive force we are today.
How the Air Force believes “gendered language” “interfere[s]” with “personal integrity” might make a fascinating discussion.
For his part, Mikey Weinstein — ignored by the Air Force, again — appeared Read more
In a now widely reported incident, a Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute online training course was pulled last month after a reporter made an inquiry about a slide that said the Bible, the US Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence “allow sexism to continue”:
We think the future of the United States is serious business, and its leadership should not be based upon the influences of religion in our political system. Take Rep. Paul Ryan’s comments, for example. Ryan stated, “Our rights come from nature and god, NOT from government.” Is this the type of leadership we need in our country?
American Atheists were so quick to demean Rep Paul Ryan, a conservative Catholic, that they didn’t bother to recognize he was paraphrasing the US Declaration of Independence. American Atheists ended up denigrating precisely the “type of leadership” that founded the Read more
The US Air Force leadership issued an Independence Day message that, while a worthy effort at marking the July 4th celebration, skipped over a rather important part of the Declaration of Independence [emphasis added]: Read more
Today we celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the document that set into motion the creation of the United States of America.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States…
The Declaration was signed by 56 men, including Read more
As the United States of America celebrates 234 years since it declared its independence, let us not forget the sacrifices made by hundreds of thousands of US military servicemembers in the name of the freedoms of their fellow countrymen.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence…
The Declaration of Independence, as well as the Constitution of the United States and other relevant documents, can be found at the ChristianFighterPilot.com Religion and the Military page of this site.