“Your sexual orientation doesn’t relate to your job and it doesn’t relate to your successes in your career,” Bugenig said. “It’s your personal life.”
– Senior Airman Benjamin Bugenig, public affairs
SrA Bugenig was speaking in response to Beale Air Force Base conducting an LGBT Pride 5K Color Run to
recogniz[e] gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning servicemen and women. About 50 airmen participated in the event.
US troops participated in other Read more
Jason and David Benham, the two brothers whose HGTV show was canceled before it began due to their Christian beliefs, wrote an article at the end of May that took issue with Newsweek’s insinuations that Christians in the US military were a “national security threat”. (That article was previously discussed here.)
The Benhams take an interesting perspective, essentially saying Michael “Mikey” Weinstein is spewing propaganda — and when done long enough and loud enough, people start to believe it: Read more
Dr. James Dobson, who founded Focus on the Family and now heads FamilyTalk, was recently awarded the Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Patriot’s Gala. The event was attended by Vice President Pence:
Pence referred to Dobson as “his mentor.”
“You’ve done more for faith and freedom in your lifetime … than any one person could do in ten lifetimes,” he told the conservative leader.
“Not only is your country grateful, but I say with confidence, great is your reward. You’ve made an eternal difference in the lives of millions.”
Dr. Dobson also received praise from President Trump, who congratulated Read more
Hemant Mehta recently stumbled all over himself trying to say that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of “hate groups” is fine when it comes to Christians, but not when it comes to atheists (something he first tried to do last November).
Just a few days ago Mehta defended the SPLC when Guidestar, a charity review site, began including the SPLC’s ‘opinion’ on charities it claims are “hate groups”. Within the conversation, Mehta appropriated the SPLC’s “hate group” designation for some Christian groups. When those groups complained they were being targeted for their beliefs, Mehta said “that’s a lie” and celebrated the idea they would lose charitable donations for the designation. (Guidestar subsequently dropped the categorization under pressure.)
Then, the news broke that Maajid Nawaz is suing the SPLC. He’s a former Read more
by Sonny Hernandez
Via the MRFF
On Monday, April, 27, 2017, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), which is actually a “freedom from religion” foundation that harasses Christians, issued a communiqué titled, “MRFF files official Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD/IG) complaint against USAF Chaplain (Capt.) Sonny Hernandez.” In this complaint, the MRFF’s attorney sent a letter to the Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations that alleged:
USAF Chaplain (Capt.) Sonny L. Hernandez’s blog post on “Christian Fighter Pilot”…can reasonably be considered as violating Numerous Punitive Articles [sic] defined in The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) [sic].
To explain what caused this accusation ad-nauseam, Christianfightpilot.com (CFP) posted a Read more
Update: The ceremony was covered here.
Each year a select few are chosen to be elevated to the Ranger Hall of Fame, and this year a local Georgia pastor has made the cut.
That pastor is Jeff Struecker (website) of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. He is also former Sgt Struecker, Army Ranger during the fight in Somalia immortalized in Black Hawk Down, who eventually became US Army Chaplain (Maj) Struecker. Struecker, then, is probably a rare theologian inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame.
A recent interview Struecker gave Read more
Members of Congress took a knee in prayer prior to their traditional annual baseball game yesterday:
Look familiar? Try this: Read more