Saturday, December 21, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Philip Monk Discusses Military Religious Freedom Incident

Master Sgt. Phillip Monk shares his story about how he was relieved of his duties when he refused to agree with his openly lesbian commanding officer that a subordinate's expression of opposition to same-sex marriage constituted "discrimination." His punishment was intended to have a chilling effect on service members throughout the military. This case among many other similar incidents prompted Congress to overwhelmingly vote to strengthen conscience and religious freedom protections for our men and women in uniform. Passage of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Armed Forces to accommodate a service member's ability to practice and express their religious beliefs and to issue regulations formalizing those safeguards. For more information go to Thank you for standing up for #militaryfreedom. 

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