Christian zealots furious over US Army’s gay pride memo
Army Surgeon General Lieutenant General Nadja West and Command Sergeant Major Gerald C Ecker, above, have come under attack for issuing a memo urging ‘each member of the Army Medical Team’ to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in June.
The memo stated:
Throughout history, brave LGBT Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen have served and fought for our Nation. Their readiness and willingness to serve have made our military stronger and our Nation safer. We continue to take great pride in all that our LGBT men and women contribute to Army Medicine and our mission.
During LGBT Pride Month, we celebrate our Nation’s rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equality. Our Nation was founded on the principle that the individual has infinite dignity and worth … Diversity is more than race, gender and ethnicity — it means diversity of thought, ability, background, language, culture and skill.
This got right up the nose of retired Army chaplain Colonel Ron Crews, above, who, according to LifeSiteNews writer and raging homophobe Peter (“Barbie”) LaBarbera:
Fights to preserve biblical morality and religious freedom in the military.
Crews, Executive Director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty said that, regrettably, he is not surprised that the Army is still issuing calls to celebrate LGBT pride under Trump.
There will be a number of DoD [Department of Defense] agencies that will issue ‘pride’ statements like this. I will be pleasantly surprised if that’s not the case.
Crews said he and other chaplains and Christians in the military “had great hopes” that the pro-LGBT culture in the Armed Forces would change under Trump and his Defence Secretary, former Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis:
But so far we have not seen what we hoped would happen.
Noting that there have been some reversals of Obama’s LGBT agenda in other agencies, such as Education, under Trump, Crews said: “So far I have not seen any changes from this administration” on LGBT issues in the military. He said he could not predict if, under the new, Republican Commander-in-Chief, the DoD will hold a big, pro-LGBT pride month ceremony at the Pentagon like it did under Obama.
A big part of the problem, he said, is that Trump has gotten so few of his major DoD appointments in place more than four months into his presidency. That leaves Obama holdovers to set policy.
Last month Crews went on the offensive against diversity training in the military. He believes such training is meant to discourage troops with religious teachings from expressing their views, calling it an assault on soldiers who hold biblical beliefs that marriage and sexual relationships should only be between men and women.
LaBarbera pointed out that Trump’s second nominee to be Secretary of the Army, Dr Mark Green, “a committed Christian”, bowed out under an intense LGBT pressure campaign that:
Distorted his past comments and targeted him for, among other things, opposing the LGBT agenda as a state senator in Tennessee.
The Army Medical Command employee who leaked the memo to LifeSiteNews said:
I find it hard to believe that medical personnel would send something like this out. I really need to retire from this job, especially when medical personnel who know better ask me to celebrate this unhealthy lifestyle.
The source said there are “more than a few people” working at the Medical Command who are upset at the contents of the gay pride memo.
Dr Michelle Cretella, founder and President of the American College of Pediatricians, criticised the DoD’s ongoing homosexual-bisexual-transgender celebration under Trump.
The military is celebrating and promoting unhealthy lifestyles that are associated with a host of physical and psychological disorders; disorders that are directly due to individual behaviors, not due to minority stress. Some friends in the military have told me that the increased promotion of LGBT pride is eroding morale. This is an obvious danger to our military strength and readiness on multiple levels.
President of MassResistance, Brian Camenker, above, is another swivel-eyed Christian loon who’s raging over the memo. He took time off from campaigning against same-sex marriage in Taiwan to tell LifeSiteNews that he is disappointed but not surprised that LGBT Pride celebrations are continuing under Commander-in-Chief Trump.
Over the years, Donald Trump gave money to GLSEN [Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] and who knows what other homosexual groups. He pandered to gay activists, and ran a pro-LGBT presidential campaign.
He’s appointed pro-LGBT officials. So those of us who voted for Trump or supported him should not be surprised that he continues to allow their agenda to freely permeate the military and everywhere else.
Camenker pointed to Mass Resistance’s new, 600-page book, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals, as:
Telling you all you need to know about this deadly lifestyle. But the US Army Medicine Team purposefully ignores all that. It’s lunacy. The Army is in far worse shape than anyone imagined.
That’s possibly true, but certainly not because of its support for gay rights.
On May 24 we reported that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), headed by Michael ‘Mikey’ Weinstein, is alleging that Donald Trump’s presidency has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelising and religious bigotry in the US armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat”.