Tag Archives: West Point

Teabagistan Begins The West Point Spin: Ben Carson Was Just Employing A “Loose Use” Of Language

Less than an hour after Ben Shapiro denounced Ben Carson as a liar, he suddenly has a very different opinion. “Carson never said he applied. He said he was extended a full scholarship offer. What’s more, West Point doesn’t offer scholarships: all admission is free contingent on serving in the military afterwards. It thus seems probable that Westmoreland or another ...

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Ben Carson: I Lied About My West Point Admission

Well, folks – this is MUCH larger than a dodgy stabbing story. Politico reports: Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s ...

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Anti-Gay National Guard Member Loses Suit After Criticizing Superiors About Same-Sex Marriage

You might recall this case from 2013 when Todd Starnes and Tony Perkins were first wailing about it. Religion Clause reports: In Wilson v. James, the D.C. federal district court dismissed RFRA, 1st and 5th Amendment and various other challenges by an enlisted member of the Utah Air National Guard to letters of reprimand he received for his opposition to ...

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NEW YORK: West Point To See First Gay (Male) Wedding

Two male former West Point cadets will marry there today in the first-ever such ceremony for the academy. Larry Choate III, class of 2009, will marry Daniel Lennox, class of 2007, on Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel. West Point hosted two same-sex weddings of women in late 2012, more than a year after New York legalized gay ...

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West Point Cadets Attend GLAAD Event

Last night GLAAD held a fundraiser in Manhattan, where the usual coterie of stars from television, movies, fashion, and nightlife worked the red carpet. But the real buzz in the press pit was over the attendance of a group of West Point cadets and their officer handlers. I pulled aside GLAAD’s Seth Adam to congratulate him on the nice surprise. ...

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Army Tells Atheist Former West Point Cadet: You Owe Us $250K For Resigning

Back in December, West Point cadet Blake Page resigned, saying he could no longer stomach the incessant proselytizing by Christian commanders.  Now the Army wants Page to pay them as much as $250,000 in tuition reimbursements. The notification this week that he would be hit up for the fees blindsided Blake Page, 24, who says that top leadership at West ...

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NEW YORK: Atheist Cadet Quits West Point Over Christian Proselytizing

Saying he can no longer stomach incessant proselytizing by his Christian commanders, an atheist cadet at West Point has resigned. “Countless officers here and throughout the military are guilty of blatantly violating the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution,” wrote Blake Page, who was slated to graduate in May. “These men and women are criminals, complicit in light of ...

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Elaine Donnelly Has The Sadz

“Even though Congress made it very clear and it’s in the legislation that they intended the Defense of Marriage Act to be respected and honored on military bases, several times now the administration has allowed various branches of the service to disregard that. This is the most blatant example. I think West Point is going to disappoint many of its ...

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Tony Perkins Slams West Point

“Army officials are experts at following orders–except when it comes to federal marriage law. For the second time in two weeks, the brass at West Point opened its gates to lesbian ‘wedding’ ceremonies in direct defiance of the Defense of Marriage Act. Adding insult to the law’s injury, Saturday’s service was held in the Cadet Chapel, a 176-year-old house of ...

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Generals Are Rolling Over In Their Graves Over Gay Weddings At West Point

So sez Pat Robertson, who adds: “What have they done to our cherished institutions?”

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West Point Hosts First Gay Wedding

A West Point graduate got married today in the first same-sex wedding ever held on the legendary military academy’s campus. Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, exchanged vows in the regal church in a ceremony conducted by a senior Army chaplain. The ceremony comes a little more than a year after President Obama ended the military ...

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Dan Choi Refuses To Pay Army

Lt. Dan Choi has issued a public letter to the president in which he says he will not pay a $2500 debt the Army claims he owes as a result of being discharged early under DADT. Embiggen the above image for the complete letter.

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Coming Out, Take 2

A couple of days ago active duty National Guardsman and West Point alumnus Dan Choi tried to come out publicly on the Rachel Maddow Show. That didn’t go so well, because Choi’s microphone went dead shortly after he began speaking. Last night Maddow brought Choi back to come out again.

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West Point Alum Comes Out On Rachel Maddow Show, Also Out: His Audio

Maddow says she’s “trying not to get all conspiratorial” about the audio failure.

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