FREETHOUGHT BLOGS – Has the Air Force Finally Cracked Down on the Gay-Bashing Christian Fighter Pilot?

UPDATE: “Christian Fighter Pilot Forum Discontinued”

Monday, June 10, 2013

On Friday, in a post titled “Has the Air Force Finally Cracked Down on the Gay-Bashing Christian Fighter Pilot?”, I posted that all of the many offensive homophobic posts had been removed from the blog of Air Force Major Jonathan C. Dowty, a.k.a. the “Christian Fighter Pilot.”

By Saturday, Maj. Dowty’s entire blog, which contained plenty of other offensive material besides his anti-gay rants, had been “discontinued.” If you go to the blog section of his website, you now get a page titled ”Christian Fighter Pilot Forum Discontinued” with a message that says: “The God and Country blog has been temporarily disabled. Please return on 15 July for an update.”

What Major Dowty’s “update” on July 15 will be is a mystery, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Has the Air Force Finally Cracked Down on the Gay-Bashing Christian Fighter Pilot?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Selected Article Excerpts:

  • Those who have been reading my blog here for a while are probably quite familiar with Air Force Major Jonathan C. Dowty, a.k.a. the “Christian Fighter Pilot.” I’ve written fairly often about this fine officer — about his cyber bullying of enlisted service members who can’t respond to defend themselves because he is an officer, about hisdisturbing obsession with Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), and most recently about his numerous posts on the subject of “homosexuals” serving in the military.A few days ago, I noticed that the links in some of my posts to posts on Maj. Dowty’s “Christian Fighter Pilot” blog were broken, so I went to his blog to see why these links weren’t working. I noticed immediately that the look of Maj. Dowty’s blog had changed, and at first thought that the broken links might just have something to do with him reformatting his blog, and that the URLs to the posts I had linked to might have changed.
  • Clearly, every post on Maj. Dowty’s blog containing the word “homosexuals” has been deleted.Did Maj. Dowty have a change of heart and suddenly realize that these posts were not only extremely offensive but completely inappropriate for an active duty U.S. military officer to be posting? Yeah, sure. And a pig just flew past my window, too.The deletion by Maj. Dowty of his offensive anti-gay posts is much more likely the result of the pressure kept up on Air Force leadership by MRFF’s Director for LGBT Affairs, Edie Disler. As I wrote back in December, a letter from Disler to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh resulted in the first action ever taken by the Air Force to restrain the virulently homophobic Maj. Dowty, who had to edit one of his posts in which he had blamed an incident of bestiality by a Marine on the repeal of DADT.
  • But the story doesn’t end there. You see, Maj. Dowty has a friend and ally over at FOX News named Todd Starnes, who seems to have become as obsessed with MRFF as Maj. Dowty himself. […] Most recently, Starnes penned an article titled “Congressman: Troops Being Punished For Expressing Religious Faith,” in which he listed a bunch of examples of alleged Christian “persecution” by the military. Topping Starnes’s list was this:

        “A service member received a ‘severe and possibly career-ending reprimand’ for expressing his faith’s religious position about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.”

    Now, Starnes did not mention Maj. Dowty or his “Christian Fighter Pilot” blog by name, so I can’t proclaim with a hundred percent certainty that Maj. Dowty is the service member to whom Starnes was referring, but what other blogger who Starnes would even know about just removed all of his posts about “homosexuals” from his blog? I report, you decide.

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