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Bigots Decry The Appointment Of Lesbian Air Force Academy Commandant

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Good news: In late March, the United States Air Force appointed lesbian Col. Kristin Goodwin to be the commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy. The bad news: idiots are protesting her appointment.

In a ridiculous statement, the President of The Foundation for Moral Law (Kayla Moore) said:

“I oppose this nomination because Col. Goodwin does not set a proper moral example for youth. The person responsible for the education of cadets at the academy is a role model and an exemplar of proper deportment and conduct. Nominating an open lesbian who proclaims that she is married to another woman, the Department of Defense states its disregard for the fundamental moral order established by God, thus breaking trust with the millions of Christians who voted for the new president in hope that the ungodly policies of the previous administration would be repudiated.”

Interesting and not surprising fun fact: Ms. Moore’s husband, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, was suspended without pay in September of 2016 for ordering probate judges to enforce the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Wow, the Moores must be such a fun couple!

While there’s so much inane hypocrisy unpack in Kayla’s statement, Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Air Force Academy, was having none of it:

“The Air Force Academy is looking forward to having Brigadier General (select) Goodwin as the commandant of cadets.  She was hired for her superb record, which began here as cadet where she excelled and most recently concluded in the role as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force.  Her experience as bomber pilot and commander at the squadron, group and wing levels make her an outstanding source of leadership and experience for tomorrow’s lieutenants.”

Yes to all of this. Congrats, Kristin!

New Poll Shows One In Five Millennials Identify As LGBTQ

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Rejoice! 20% of millenials identify as LGBTQ according to GLAAD’s new survey “Accelerating Acceptance”.

The study states:

“Millennials are more than twice as likely (20% vs. 7%) to identify as LGBTQ than the Boomer generation (people ages 52-71) and two-thirds (20% vs. 12%) more likely than Generation X (people ages 35-51).”

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The report also found that “young people appear more likely to identify outside traditional binaries such as “gay/straight” and “man/woman”.”

Read the full findings HERE.

That’s a wrap! Have a leztastic weekend!

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