Message from Major Bernie Gaynor
Thank you once again for your support and actions to help fight againt political-correctness in the Australian Defence Force. The politicians have certainly been forced to take notice and now the media are beginnning to pay attention too. Sydney Morning Herald columnist, Paul Sheehan, wrote an article (16 March) "Criticising Islam, gays, sets army major up for a fall" about the Australian Defence Force's decision to protect Islam over Christianity. He also touched on its promotion of homosexuality:
Now is the time to act while there is an opportunity. Please, read the article and leave a short comment supporting the right of Christians to serve in the military. If you can, share the article via Facebook and Twitter.
As mentioned previously, I am currently appealing the Chief of Defence Force's decision to terminate my commission. I expect to hear that my appeal has been rejected in the next few days. Now is the time to apply as much pressure as possible to prevent that outcome.
Remember, this is what the Chief of Defence Force wrote to me about my Catholic faith in late 2013. It applies to all Christians who serve this country:
"I respect your religious beliefs and your right to have, and express, opinions contrary to ADF and Government policy. However your public articulation of these matters whilst a member of the Army Reserve, whether or not you are on duty, or in uniform, undermine my confidence in your ability to uphold the values of the Australian Army and your effectiveness as a leader in today's Army."
Update: I have requested that this matter be referred to the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove. By law, the Governor-General has the power to appoint and remove commissions. He delegates this authority to the Chief of Defence Force and Service Chiefs.
Kind regards, Bernard Gaynor
Christ is our King!