Accusations are being made that evangelical Christians at Lackland Air Force Base are being punished for expressing their opinions on gay marriage and in some cases for not expressing their opinions. In one situation, a court martial is being filed. The situation is very secretive with one credible journalist, Todd Starnes of Fox News, being the only one who has been able to crack into the facts behind the story. Even he only has one witness willing to go on the record by name.
If it’s true, this poses a major threat to the country. It isn’t just about the personal challenges faced by those being punished. It represents a shift in one of the last remaining “Christian-friendly” institutions amongst American government entities. Here is what Starnes reports:
Evangelical Christian airmen at Lackland Air Force Base are facing severe threats and retribution for their religious beliefs and some personnel have been ordered to publicly express their position on gay marriage.
“There is an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland Air Force Base,” said Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. “Gay commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen. There is a culture of fear in the military and it’s gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality.”
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