Trump’s Defence Secretary urged to overturn appointment of ‘ungodly’ lesbian Air Force chief
An extreme conservative group founded by Alabama’s former Chief Justice has attacked the nomination of an “ungodly” lesbian to head the US Air Force Academy.
It was announced last week that Col. Kristin Goodwin, who has a wife and two kids, has been named as commandant of the US Air Force Academy.
Her nomination as Brigadier General and appointment to the role did not attract a wide amount of controversy – but anti-LGBT activists are now demanding Trump’s Defence Secretary James Mattis reverse the decision.
In a letter to Mattis, the Foundation for Moral Law – founded by Alabama’s disgraced Chief Justice Roy Moore – claimed Col. Goodwin should not be allowed to take the role because she “does not set a proper moral example for youth.”
In the letter Kayla Moore, the wife of the disgraced former Chief Justice, claims: “The person responsible for the education of cadets at the academy is a role model and an exemplar of proper deportment and conduct.
“Col. Goodwin, as a lesbian who is ‘married’ to another woman, not only demeans the institution of marriage but contradicts the divine basis for marriage revealed in Scripture and evident in nature.”
In the letter, caught by JoeMyGod, she continued: “Because homosexual relationships are unnatural, they are incompatible with the basic structure of civil society and the historic antecedents of military order and discipline.
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“By nominating an open lesbian who proclaims that she is married to another woman, the Department of Defense states its disregard for the fundamental moral order established by God, thus breaking trust with the millions of Christians who voted for the new president in hope that the ungodly policies of the previous administration would be repudiated.”
Roy Moore was Alabama’s Chief Justice until he was indefinitely suspended by an ethics panel over an illegal crusade against gay weddings.
After the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of equal marriage last summer, Chief Justice Moore had tried to disregard the rulings, issuing a number of spurious judicial orders in a brazen attempt to re-ban gay weddings.
He exploited his powers to declare the Supreme Court rulings “doesn’t apply” in Alabama, and ordered probate judges to enforce a gay marriage ban – but soon learned the hard way you can’t just ignore the highest court in America.
The Judicial Inquiry Commission launched action against him for his string of illegal orders, alleging that he “flagrantly disregarding and abusing his authority” in his crusade against gay weddings.
The Court of the Judiciary found Moore unanimously guilty of all six charges brought against him, suspending the elected judge without pay until the end of his current term in 2018. He will not be able to re-stand due to the role’s age limit.