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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I rarely blog from my my soap box...

But this issue is something I feel strongly about.

Lt. Col Victor Fehrenbach is from right here in Dayton, and he's a decorated officer. He's being discharged from the military because he's gay. According to the article below, he was outed by an acquaintance against his wishes.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/gay-local-air-force-officer-plans-to-fight-discharge-from-service-136024.html

It is OUTRAGEOUS to me that a person who has served for 18 years with a distinguished career is now being discharged solely for the fact that he's gay.

I want you to do a few things.

First, join this Facebook Group and leave him words of support:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lt-Col-Victor-Fehrenbach/177540825023?ref=nf

Two, sign this petition:
http://www.sldn.org/page/s/fehrenbach

Three, tell President Obama to keep his promise:
http://www.sldn.org/page/speakout/obamaaction

Four, tell Congress the time to repeal is NOW:
http://www.sldn.org/page/speakout/congressaction

Thanks!

1 comments:

Angel said...

That's funny, my soapbox has a podium built just for my laptop.

I just don't understand how the excuse of "morale" can be used in this day and age to eject talented and USEFUL military personnel.

You know, because there is such a backlog of reservists with qualifications up the wazoo.