Posts tagged with ‘military’

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Remembering November 11

by mafamily

Dear Friends of the Family, Tomorrow is November 11, Veterans Day. Most people will take time tomorrow to thank the veterans in their lives for their service to our nation. Veterans Day has its roots in Armistice Day, the day that World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the […]

War on our military

by mafamily

Friends of the Family, As a combat veteran of the United State Air Force and someone who has lost close friends in battle, each news report about the death of a soldier, sailor or airman overseas affects me in a very personal way. When it was reported that a helicopter was downed in Afghanistan and […]

DADT repeal certified by Obama, DoD Chairman Panetta, and Joint Chiefs

by mafamily

According to OneNewsNow, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is raising questions about religious liberty in the wake of the Obama administration putting a formal end to the ban on homosexuals and bisexuals serving openly in the military. On Friday afternoon, following a meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral […]

House approves two solid pro-family amendments

by mafamily

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two amendments to the Defense Appropriations Bill that affirm congressional support for traditional marriage and religious liberty. The first amendment, sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), would ensure that defense dollars are not used to implement military policy changes that violate DOMA. […]

Veterans Affairs bans mention of God at funerals

by mafamily

According to our friends at the American Family Association, the Department of Veterans Affairs and its Director of the Houston National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, are engaging in religious viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment an the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by adding new incidents of religious hostility. Since taking the directorship of the […]

Happy Independence Day

by mafamily

Fellow Patriots,   This weekend we commemorate the birth of the greatest country on Earth. With fireworks, parades and backyard cookouts, Americans will celebrate the stars and stripes and the values and freedoms that we have come to be known for around the world.   There is no doubt that America is still the greatest […]

Pentagon prepares to welcome recruits to the New Gay Army

by mafamily

In an editorial earlier this month, the Washington Times opined that now “those who embrace traditional moral values are the ones being told to stay in the closet” under Obama’s new rules. The message has been clear, and as Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Michael G. Mullen put it in a briefing last year, the answer […]

Scott Brown’s legacy on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal

by mafamily

Sen. Scott Brown’s reneging on his campaign promise to oppose the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has been well-documented in the Commonwealth Update, but the fallout from this repeal and Brown’s vote continue to develop. The Washington Times reported last week on the materials that are beginning to be distributed by the […]