Army commanders have targeted a new enemy combatant – truly delicious chicken. Fox News reports that an American soldier has been rebuked for serving Chick-Fil-A at his own promotion ceremony.
The Master Sergeant, who has asked to remain anonymous, is being represented by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
The organization’s Executive Director, Ron Crews, told Fox News’ Todd Starnes:
“The unidentified soldier was investigated, reprimanded, threatened with judicial action and given a bad efficiency report” for sending an invitation to his colleagues requesting that they attend his promotion ceremony where Chick-Fil-A would be served.
The invitation read, in part: “In honor of my promotion and in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act, I’m serving Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at my promotion party.”
The bottom line is that this is one more example of a Conservative soldier being threatened, condemned, and marginalized because he supports traditional marriage in a new military climate where Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is nothing more than a fond memory.
The Defense of Marriage Act, though threatened with repeal by pending Supreme Court rulings, still remains a federal law. Though several states have chosen to recognize same-sex marriage, nationally, marriage remains defined as a union between only one man and one woman.
Mr. Crews explained that, “These stories are the ones that have not been told – about some of the more subtle ramifications of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.”
It is this kind of clear discrimination against Conservative Christians in the military that led seventy-one Congressmen to demand that the rights of public servants like this master sergeant not be infringed upon by anyone in their chain of command – military or civilian.
Only time will tell who will be the last man standing in the shifting sands of the ever increasingly more complex culture war.