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  • Reprimand of Air Force colonel sparks protest

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 03, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    SAN ANTONIO (BP) -- First Liberty Institute is seeking justice for U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid, a flight surgeon the institute said was reprimanded in 2016 for his Christian religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

    The U.S. Air Force originally cleared Madrid in 2014 of charges that he made unsubstantiated derogatory comments against homosexuality to an openly gay airman prior to the airman's court martial for unrelated criminal offenses. But when Madrid was placed under the command of Maj. Gen. John E. McCoy two years after the case was closed, McCoy accused Madrid of having lied during the ... Read More

  • Air Force investigating religious liberty claim

    by David Roach, posted Monday, June 27, 2016 (one year ago)

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    FAIRFIELD, Calif. (BP) -- The U.S. Air Force is investigating an episode at California's Travis Air Force Base in which a 33-year veteran was forcibly removed from a colleague's private retirement ceremony allegedly because the speech he was delivering was to include a reference to God.

    The episode led Michael Berry of the Texas-based First Liberty Institute to send the Air Force a June 20 letter on behalf of retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez, the speaker who was forcibly removed. The letter demanded a written admission of ... Read More