Every service member joining the U.S. Air Force swears an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” but in today’s woke military, it looks like liberty and a well-prepared soldier are secondary to ensuring the advancement of the LGBT agenda.
In response to what LGBT radicals refer to as a “wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation across the country,” the U.S. Air Force is offering transgender troops and their families medical and legal help, along with transfers, to military families personally impacted by such laws (via Houston Chronicle):
In a surprising response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation across the country, the U.S. Air Force is offering medical and legal help to military families personally impacted by state laws against gay and transgender children. The military service is also offering to help service members leave those states if needed.
Air Force leaders announced in a March press release that there are medical, legal and other resources available to help support members and their families in these times. So far, it’s the only U.S. military branch to do this.
In the release, Air Force leaders recommended families needing help with screening, treatment or mental health support, first consult with Air Force medical treatment facilities. They also said military legal personnel could help provide free counsel to families that need help understanding legal protections.
Air Force leadership also told members they could rely on the Exception Family Member Program if they need to be relocated to a different state. (emphasis mine)
The fact that this announcement was made under Joe Biden’s watch is no coincidence because his former boss, Barack Obama, is the one responsible for laying the groundwork.
As Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense, “Republican” Chuck Hagel diligently worked to see the ban on transgender individuals in the military lifted, a goal that was realized shortly after he resigned in February 2015. Hagel’s replacement, Ashton B. Carter, announced in July 2015 that the ban had been lifted.
“We have transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines — real, patriotic Americans — who I know are being hurt by an outdated, confusing, inconsistent approach that’s contrary to our value of service and individual merit.
“The Defense Department’s current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions.” (emphasis mine)
Why is the U.S. Air Force the first branch of the service to support and defend the LGBT agenda? Once again, we look to Obama, the man was once crowned “America’s First Gay President” by Newsweek.
In 2017, Colonel Kristen Goodwin was selected for the job of commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy as the first openly homosexual individual to receive the honor. It was Obama who nominated Goodwin for a promotion to the rank of brigadier general — a requirement for leading our sons and daughters at the Academy — and she was considered the culmination of Obama’s politically correct pro-LGBT social experiment for the military.
In addition to advancing Obama’s transformation of the military, Goodwin also furthered the war on religious liberty whenever it got in the way of the pro-LGBT agenda; a war that was already underway in the Air Force before her arrival on the scene.
For example, a few weeks prior to Goodwin’s promotion, Air Force Colonel Michael Madrid, a Christian with 26 years of impeccable service at the time, was openly punished for his belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.
And then there is Mikey Weinstein, a former Air Force officer and current anti-Christian activist. In June 2015, Weinstein’s pro-LGBT group — incorrectly named the Military Religious Freedom Foundation — prevented retired Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin from speaking at a prayer breakfast at Fort Riley Army Base in Kansas because he held a biblical view about homosexuality.
Following Goodwin’s promotion, Weinstein expressed his displeasure that Goodwin’s lesbianism wasn’t promoted alongside her new job, saying that failure to highlight her sexual deviance harmed the LGBT agenda.
By the way, now-Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin was relieved of duty as “Commander of Cadets” at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2019 for a number of unethical and illegal charges — she claimed to be the victim of homophobic “bigotry, bias and discrimination” — but later received a new gig as chief of staff of the United States Space Force’s Space Operations Command under Donald Trump.
Speaking of Mr. Trump, he had the authority as Commander-in-Chief to intervene when Goodwin was given the Academy job as well as when she was assigned to the Space Force. However, we all know the commitment he and the GOP have to the LGBT agenda, so it’s not all that surprising that he never did.
This new transgender policy is a surprising and troubling move by Air Force brass because, as a part of the federal government, they are prohibited from weighing in on state laws. But hey, since when has government ever let the law interfere with the agenda?
For those with eyes to see, it’s clear that U.S. Air Force leadership is more concerned about finding ways to support and defend the LGBT agenda than they are about supporting and defending the Constitution.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.