October 6th, 2011
Welcome home.

Welcome home.

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October 1st, 2011
Defending the “Land of the Free.”
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Defending the “Land of the Free.”

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September 22nd, 2011
MAP: Which Countries Enlist Gay Soldiers? (Hint: The ones in red.)
The United States is now one of 43 countries worldwide that welcome gays and lesbians in the military.  All laws, however, are not created equal: Some of the countries listed have “questionable” policies or laws — the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany. A list of all 43 countries is at the link.
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MAP: Which Countries Enlist Gay Soldiers? (Hint: The ones in red.)

The United States is now one of 43 countries worldwide that welcome gays and lesbians in the military.  All laws, however, are not created equal: Some of the countries listed have “questionable” policies or laws — the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany. A list of all 43 countries is at the link.

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September 19th, 2011

You can play “Taps” tomorrow for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevented gay service members from serving openly. The policy itself will be consigned to the dustbin of history when its repeal takes effect tomorrow. However, its legacy will still be felt by service members honorably discharged during the 18 years DADT was in place.

Richard Collins was one of them. Collins was a decorated Air Force staff sergeant, who was spotted kissing his boyfriend off-base and not in uniform. Collins, who served for nine years, was honorably discharged. But a Pentagon policy dictated that service members booted out of the military for “homosexuality,” only receive half of the separation pay they would be entitled to. (This links to ACLU’s original story on this issue)

That policy was never a part of the DADT law. Despite President Obama signing the repeal, the Pentagon has refused to rescind the policy.

Collins is part of a class-action suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the separation-pay gap that will be the subject of a federal court hearing on Thursday.

As Collins wrote Saturday in the Stars and Stripes newspaper:  ”We gave our all in serving this nation. The Pentagon should not give us half in return.”

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September 16th, 2011

In a victory for secular America, a top U.S. Air Force official has issued new guidelines demanding that leaders at all levels take immediate steps to maintain government neutrality regarding religion.

Tuesday, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz issued the new guidelines in recognition that the Air Force has failed in the past to adhere to the demands of the U.S. Constitution as well as its own regulations and policies with regards to the prohibition against the establishment of religionEarlier this summer, the United States Air Force suspended a Bible-based, Christian-themed course mandated for all nuclear launch officers. The course called “Christian Just War Theory” was indefinitely suspended after being part of the curriculum for future nuclear launch officers for more than 20 years. Taught by chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the course used scripture from both the Old and New Testament to demonstrate that nuclear war can be a moral enterprise.

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