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According to Fox News, the U.S. Air Force confirmed a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a "Diversity Day" celebration because drag is a "symbol of gay pride and unity." But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show "totally offensive and inappropriate."
Jewels and the Brunchettes performed to a small crowd at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Aug. 8. The Diversity Day celebration also featured a speech by Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith and included booths representing and honoring a number of ethnic heritages as well as an LGBT booth. Smith became the first openly gay general after the repeal of "don’t ask, don't tell."
An airman who asked not to be identified said it is ironic the Air Force is cracking down on Christians being able to openly share their faith but would allow individuals to dress in drag.
"We can't even have Bibles on our desks," he said. "This base is not a platform for political agendas. It is a military installation. The [Diversity Day] display was totally inappropriate and offensive."
Last week, the American Family Association (AFA) requested a meeting with Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning to discuss the Air Force's recent string of anti-Christian hostilities against chaplains, officers and enlisted men who publicly share their faith. Fanning has not yet responded to the request.
Click here to send Fanning an email encouraging him to "make a good faith effort to listen to our concerns," AFA says.
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