Catholic Radio: Army Major dismissed for voicing Christian beliefs

Army Reserve Major Bernard Gaynor has this week issued a statement claiming he is being dismissed from the Australian Defence Force for expressing his Christian beliefs.

In April last year Major Gaynor had seven charges brought against him by the Defence Force, including three counts of failure to comply with an order, three counts of prejudicial conduct and one count of disobeying a lawful command.

The charges, which Major Gaynor said were for drawing links between Islam and Terrorism and vocally objecting to the presence of military uniforms in the Sydney Mardi Gras, were later dropped following internal Defence investigations. In spite of this, Major Gaynor is now facing termination.

Major Gaynor said that he found it ironic that the Chief of Defence Force was pursuing termination, while his termination notice praised his military record.

MAJOR GAYNOR: I’ve proudly served in the Australian Army since 1997, and it’s bitterly disappointing to be told by the Chief of Defence Force that public displays of my faith undermine the values of the Australian Army. I’ve served this nation to defend its freedom – I never thought that the Defence Force itself would sack me for practicing my Catholic faith.

BOBBIE: Major Gaynor has been given until 5 February to respond to his termination notice.

Full article at CRadio.

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Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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