I served as an intelligence analyst my entire career in the U.S. Army Reserve. One of the later assessments I made in my career was that the repeal of the so-called Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy would result in the suppression of free speech in the armed forces. I was right.
The letter I wrote to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) in 2011 warned our national leadership not to repeal the policy. I also listed several questions that had not been sufficiently answered regarding the pending repeal. These questions proved to be quite accurate in predicting the problems that would eventually surface following the decision to subvert morality and morale.
I specifically warned that troops who didn’t fall in line with the new anti-Christian policy would face unofficial and official retribution and I asked what steps would be taken to protect them. No one bothered to address that issue — or any other issue I raised.
And so we now increasingly witness stories of Christians facing persecution in the armed forces when they refuse to bow at the altar of Sodom. Careers are being ruined and troops are even facing legal prosecution for their Christian beliefs. Fox News recently reported:
Monk disagreed with his commander when she wanted to severely reprimand a new instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.
The senior master sergeant was relieved of his duties after he refused her order to disclose his personal opinion about gay marriage.
Monk, who had a spotless record, filed a religious discrimination complaint against the Air Force. When he showed up for a meeting about the complaint, he was accused of giving false statements to me – and was subsequently read his Miranda Rights.
Monk is now facing a possible court martial.
So far, Monk is the only airman willing to go on the record. Others are terrified that they will face similar repercussions. But that’s not stopping them from speaking off-the-record.
I specifically warned the HASC about …