At near the height of the Vietnam Conflict, I made the choice to serve four years in the Air Force rather than take my turn at the draft lottery at the convenience of the government. I finished that four year stint serving as electronics support for bombing missions flown out of Thailand and left at the end of that year feeling like I had at least done my part to support the efforts of our military and done my duty to my country.
These days, the entire military is composed of totally voluntary enlistees who choose to serve their county. Perhaps some thought of it as a means to pay for their higher education, some because of the poor labor market, but serving in our military was not their only alternative, so to them I say…thank you.
Unfortunately, politics has infused its evil into the fabric of most of the commands within the AF structure. Recently nearly 100 airmen assigned to one of the largest AF bases in the country (Lackland AFB, TX) met at a San Antonio Church to discuss the numerous accounts of religious abuse of Christian airmen by officers and senior enlisted personnel. All of the issues reported at the meeting were in some way or other related directly to the Obama Administration’s decision to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military services.
In an article today, some of those problems were brought to light and are described as typical of the kinds of harassment our young men and women are facing if they do not openly and enthusiastically support homosexuality in the military. [Read more...]
About Tom Stark
Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com