|The Pentagon. Image via the U.S. DOD.|
Dr. Sonny Hernandez wrote, “Christian Service Members: Avoid Supporting or Accommodating Evil!” on his own time and in a civilian capacity. Here is some of what he wrote.
Third, the First Amendment of the US Constitution states that the free-exercise of religion is for all Americans to practice their faith, but does that mean a Christian service member should accommodate or support things that are contrary to their faith? Absolutely not! . . .
All service members have taken the oath to support and defend the Constitution. Taking an oath to defend the Constitution, does not require a service member to compromise their own sincerely held beliefs in the process, nor does it force a service member to accept a worldview that is antithetical to their own. According to the First Amendment, there is freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. Therefore, Christians in the Armed Forces should feel free to espouse and practice their convictions, and even deny participating, or accommodating a religion or practice that would cause them to sin—regardless if it offends others or not.
So he rightly says the Constitution permits all Americans to practice their faith. He also rightly says Christians should not violate their faith.
But progressive groups have reportedly succeeded in getting the Air Force inspector general’s office to review complaints against him.
Meanwhile, the Trump DOD is apparently ignoring the activities of Ted Lieu and Bradley Manning.
Ted Lieu is an anti-Trump Democratic U.S. congressman representing California’s 33rd district. He also is a currently serving airman in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. On May 16 he tweeted, “Now more than ever we need whistleblowers to come forward. I created an official website on how to leak to the press”. . . .
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