by Tim Brown
An open lesbian colonel with a “wife” and two children has just been appointed as the next commandant of the US Air Force Academy.
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson announced that Col. Kristin Goodwin will take charge of the Academy pending approval and report for duty in May.
“We’re anxious to see her on board,” Johnson said. “She’s a great leader and she’s going to be a great addition to our team. We’re really excited about the future with Kristin.”
According to the USAFA website:
Goodwin, a 1993 Academy graduate, was nominated by the president for promotion to brigadier general. She’s scheduled to be assigned to the Academy, pending Senate approval of the nomination later this year.
Goodwin served in several high-level leadership positions, including vice commander of the 59th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; and senior military adviser to the secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon.
She’s also a veteran pilot who has flown B-2 Spirit, the EC-130h compass Call, the C-130 Hercules, and other aircraft.
In an interview with Life Site News, Air Force Academy alumnus and former Navy Chaplain Gordon James (“Chaps”) Klingenschmitt, urged citizens to call their senators and oppose Goodwin’s nomination to lead USAF cadets.
Klingenschmitt, who heads the Pray in Jesus Name Project, told LifeSiteNews that this is a “deep state problem of Obama’s appointments remaining in office while the Senate drags its feet to confirm Donald Trump’s appointments to replace them.”
“Obama’s bureaucrats in the Pentagon are still running the show,” Klingenschmitt said. “Obama is gone. Why does he still have this power?”
Mr. Klingenschmitt had questions that he believes Goodwin should have to answer and uphold.
- Will Colonel Goodwin protect religious freedom for non-LGBT cadets who believe the Bible is true?
- Will she pledge to defend the Constitution, which lists ‘the free exercise’ of religious beliefs with which you may personally disagree?
- Will she sit down with Christian ministry group leaders of conservative believers and listen to their concerns?
- Will she refrain from becoming a political activist for anti-Christian causes, or will you simply do her job without bias, showing respect for all?
Frankly, that is not the issue. The issue is that by her very nature there will be a hostility towards those who hold to what the Bible teaches as she is at war with the God of the Bible (Romans 1:18ff), and thus, at war with the foundational principles of the united States.
Of course, there was little Mikey Weinstein, the anti-theist and former Air Force Officer that has attacked Christians at every turn. He came out and condemned the Air Force for not making more of Goodwin being a lesbian.s
“Why are they not publicly acknowledging this groundbreaking selection of a gay, female new Commandant?” he questioned of the Academy and Air Force, according to The Colorado Springs Independent.
“To their credit, USAFA reportedly made the announcement without mentioning [Goodwin’s] sexual practices — a fairly rare occurrence and one sure to be ‘corrected’ once the news hits the mainstream press,” God and Country responded.
However, Klingenschmitt said that he longed for the days when the military was not so politicized.
“I long for the good old days when real generals and not social activists were put in places of authority,” he told Life Site. “I pray that Mr. Trump … will correct this mistake.”
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