In a scandal surprisingly little-reported by the mainstream press, a US Army aviator and commander was fired, reprimanded, forced to meet a retention board, and now faces a forced retirement — because he intervened when two uniformed officers participated in a “full blown make out session” on the dance floor during a unit formal ball.
The two officers were homosexual.
He has now filed a lawsuit saying but for that fact, the commander would not be facing the end of his career.
Two years ago, LtCol Christopher Downey intervened when he was notified that two female officers on the dance floor were acting inappropriately — and they were becoming the focus of an increasing number of cameras and cell phones. (The behavior was described several ways, including “French kissing,” “grabbing each other’s butts,” and a “full-blown make out session.”) Having just returned from commanding the unit in Afghanistan, where Read more
The Thomas More Law Center represents LtCol Matthew Dooley, the Joint Services Staff College instructor who was removed from his position following complaints about a class he taught entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism.” Richard Thompson, president of the TMLC, now says it has
obtained an official communication that vindicates their client. Read more
The Supreme Court has declined to review the case of teacher Brad Johnson’s “God Banners.” Johnson’s classroom was adorned with patriotic banners that noted the references to God in the Nation’s important documents.
The school district demanded Read more
Last September, the patriotic “God banners” in Poway teacher Brad Johnson’s classroom were ruled unconstitutional by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate decision reversed that of the district court, which had previously written a strong ruling finding in Johnson’s favor.
The Thomas More Law Center recently appealed to the Supreme Court, with TMLC president Richard Thompson saying Read more
In a case that has been going on for a couple of years, the Thomas More Law Center has been advocating for Poway teacher Brad Johnson’s right to display banners that quote founding documents with the word “God” in them.
The district court ruled in his favor in 2010, saying the school district displayed unConstitutional viewpoint discrimination when it required him to drop his banners, but did not do the same for other religious viewpoints that Read more
In a case that has fallen from public view, the Thomas More Law Center has continued to defend Poway teacher Brad Johnson’s right to display banners in his classroom that contain patriotic quotes with “God” in them:
In a classic example of discrimination against anything Christian, the School District allowed religious classroom displays by other teachers, including displays included a 35 to 40-foot string of Tibetan prayer flags Read more