Have you heard the story of the Air Force Colonel who was not politically correct? He would not sign a certificate of appreciation for a same-sex spouse. Colonel Leland Bohannon requested a religious accommodation and even conferred with the Judge Advocate General’s office.
None of this was to any avail as the Senior Air Force leadership set out to make an example of him. Now there is a ton of support being generated for the Colonel. Senators have also questioned the Air Force’s actions. This fired up support will now have to be dealt with by the Air Force.
As Written By Tony Perkins for the Daily Signal:
When Heather Wilson was picked to be secretary of the Air Force, she told the Senate: “Air Force policy must continue to ensure that all airmen are able to choose to practice their particular religion.” Now, she has a chance to prove it.
On Wednesday, the Family Research Council’s Lt. General Jerry Boykin and Travis Weber gave Wilson 77,024 reasons to reconsider the action taken against Col. Leland Bohannon.
A distinguished combat pilot, Bohannon has served his country for more than 20 years. In May, the reputation he’d built in the Air Force came crashing down when his superiors decided that the colonel’s decision not to sign a “certificate of appreciation” for a same-sex spouse was enough to suspend him from duty.
Never mind that Bohannon had requested a religious accommodation. Or that he’d consulted the command chaplain and a staff judge advocate. Leaders seemed determined to make an example of the dad of five, grounding him and snuffing out any chance of promotion. Eight senators were outraged, demanding that Air Force leaders intervene. Then, more than 77,000 of you piled on, urging justice for Bohannon and others like him…….
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