Why is the Pentagon honoring Sgt. Monk?
Just weeks ago, they were doing their best to destroy his career after he went public about religious persecution in the U.S. Air Force.
Steve Branson is the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church, about five miles from the Air Force base. He tells me that as many as a half dozen of his church members are currently facing persecution on the base for their religious beliefs.
“Sgt. Monk is just the tip of the iceberg,” he told Todd Starnes at Fox News. “Anyone who doesn’t hold to the right view on homosexuality is having a very difficult time.”
Branson said one colonel is not even allowed to voice an opinion on the matter over fears it might cost him his job. Another airman has been brought up on charges eight times. Christians are under attack, the pastor warned – and Lackland Air Force Base seems to be ground zero.
“I’m raising the warning,” the pastor said. “It’s not a good situation out here. The military’s job is not to fight these kinds of battles.”