A Christian in the Air Force, Phillip Monk, is being punished for not agreeing with homosexuality

by Matt Slick

This article is generated from the article "Air Force cracking down Christians" written by Todd Starnes, published on September 6, 2013.

"A 19-year Air Force veteran who was relieved of his duties because he disagreed with his openly gay commander over gay marriage is now facing a formal investigation..."1

Master Sgt. Philip Monk told Todd Starnes of foxnews.com the story of how he was relieved from his position because he didn't agree with his commander's views on gay marriage.  As a result, he is now facing a formal investigation and a possible court martial.

"'In one of her first meetings with Monk, the commander expressed concern about the chaplain who would deliver the benediction at her promotion ceremony.  She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a bigot because he preached that homosexuality is a sin,' Monk said."2

Master Sgt. Philip Monk is not the only one who is being persecuted in the Air Force.

"Steve Branson is the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church, about five miles from the Air Force base. He tells me [Todd Starnes of foxnews.com] that as many as a half dozen of his church members are currently facing persecution on the base for their religious beliefs."3

  • 1. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/06/air-force-cracking-down-on-christians/#ixzz2eKjaLZeF
  • 2. ibid.
  • 3. ibid.

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.