Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Military Attacks Personal Beliefs

I was upset when I read the article Airmen Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage. I was upset because I do not think anyone should be punished for their beliefs. I do not know how each of you feel about homosexuality and that is not what I am attacking here, what I am attacking is the fact that the military is telling one man that he is not entitled to his personal opinion.

Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk was put in an uncomfortable position and forced to make a choice.  He said, "“I don’t believe someone having an opinion for or against homosexuality is discriminatory,” Monk told Fox News."
I agree with Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk. Personal opinions should not be called into question.

Monk told his superior that she should use it as a learning experience, and instead he was told that he was not on the same page as his supervisor. She wanted him to have the same opinion that she did and because he knew he could not agree with her he chose not to answer and felt it was better that he leave.

Monk said that essentially, "Christians are trading places with homosexuals." He said that Christians are being robbed of their dignity and being forced into the closet. This is wrong. Each person is entitled to their opinion and should not be punished for what they believe.





This is as bad as people who say you are racist for not believing in Obama's politics. Both are wrong and in this case this man is being told what he believes is wrong, and therefore he must change his beliefs in order to serve in the military under this supervisor.  He has 19 years of service, and yet he is now not a good person because of his beliefs. Having a difference of opinion on this topic is now against military policy according to Master Sargent Monk. In my opinion this is a load of crap.

No one can tell you what you can think or believe. That is a personal right.  Unless we are now living in the past under Nazi rule, we are allowed our own opinions, that is what makes the world what it is. We are each unique and we are each entitled to own opinions and beliefs.



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