Defending Catholic teachings from military attack

Recently I was privileged to speak with Michael Voris, who staunchly defends Catholicism at

Michael interviewed me during his Australian tour and you can watch it below:

I do need to clarify one point: I was not ordered to march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras by the military. It was voluntary to attend, but I am not sure that this will continue into the future. Members of the Australian Defence Force are being pressured to accept that homosexuality is both moral and good.

I have been punished for objecting to the attack on Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular at the Mardi Gras.

And I am losing my commission for failing to publicly support this parade and for highlighting that it breached ADF policy on political activity, religious belief and unacceptable behaviour.

Since the Australian Defence Force marched in this parade, it is also no surprise to find that senior officers now believe that military policy specifically allows vilification of Christianity.

If you wish to read more about these matters, these three posts provide good a summary:

If you are after more detail, please click on the links below:

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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  1. Greetings to everyone from America! Bernard Gaynor is very courageous in exposing what happened, rather than silently knuckling under. He deserves much admiration for that.

    However, I’ll offer the advice to him that it is a tactical mistake to ignore commenters. If you want to build up a following, engage with your supporters rather than seeming to be above it all.

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    • Hello bigfred and thank you for reading. I greatly appreciate the fact that you visit from the US (a country that has many good people) and I also thank you for your feedback. I’d like to spend more time responding to all the emails, letters, comments, social media etc – unfortunately I am just swamped. But I’ll at least do my best to be more intereactive on this webpage!

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  2. Have you checked with your legal advisors on whether the withdrawal of your commission constitutes a “religious test for office” under the Constitution?

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  3. Thank you for the stand you are taking – you are exposing the true agenda of social and political elites who are now ruling not only Australia, but the world. Yours is an act of true martyrdom, in the spirit of our life-giving faith – I see your action on the same spectrum as the original Catholic martyrs in Rome and those in England during the reformation, who put the truth before everything else. Thank you, thank you for your witness; it strengthens my own resolve to stand up against those in our dark society who worship death and destruction.

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  4. True fighter, true leader, true Australian, true Catholic. We support you Bernard.

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  5. Keep up the good work Bernie! It’s amazing how much these guys get away with because of the SILENCE of so many who should speak up. Follow Bernard’s example guys, not just in the army but in your life.
    Mark 8:38 “For he that shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. ”
    We need real men and real women who are not ashamed and that bravery comes from prayer.

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  6. May God give you the fortitude to overcome any obstacle that ADF or any anti-Catholic organisation may present to you. It’s not a battle against your superiors, but against principalities and powers in high places. God bless.

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  7. Thanks for having the strenghth and courage too stand up for your Catholic morals.
    I found this particular article 1st at It really encouraged me too say what I will now say:
    I was baptized in the Holy Spirit in Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt Northwest Australia while
    Serving as an enlisted. This occured while going too the base gym on a side walk. The peace which descended
    On me was indescribable. At the time about 1984 I had already been in trouble several times and about too bdishonorablely
    Discharg due too a considerable alcohol problem.. Long story short here, I wasnt discharge. My alcoholism remain throughout
    My lifetime until about 7 years ago when Saint Michael in a vision gave me an ultimatum, haven’t touched it since and never will
    Unless I am fortunate enough too have my first communion, whereas it it no longer alcohol but the blood of our Lord.
    What does all of this have too do with your adventures. You see, I
    Had too overcome the works of Satan from childhood molestation, although I receive baptism the problems in my life only just
    Began. Well I could write an entire book of my battles but I wanted too say thank you for your courageous efforts and hope that
    It will help other victims of homosexuality who may happen too be serving in the armed forces of Australia.

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  8. Firstly, thankyou for bringing this issue of the ADF uniform being used in support of political events/protests into the public sphere.

    A classic example of reporter error there at the beginning of the broadcast by MV. It should be clarified that ADF personnel HAVE NOT been compelled to participate in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Participation is on a voluntary basis. The main point still stands though, the uniform of the nations defence force should not be used in support of political events/protests, regardless of what that cause maybe. By allowing it, you then align the ADF (and by extension everyone in the ADF) in support of that cause. Furthermore, current ADF policy states that the uniform is not allowed to be worn at political events/protests. In this instance though, there was some form of “exception” made. A very large bag of worms has been opened by allowing this to occur. The question has to be asked as to who is the authority to make judgement on what political events/protests the uniform can be worn at? and on what moral basis are these decisions made? If diversity and tolerance is the criteria, then God only knows where this may end.

    It is my belief that due to the role of the ADF (Ultimately, defend and fight for the nation) it should remain apolitical in it’s views as an organisation, regardless of the cause. (I’m sorry to say, this also includes your cause to march in uniform at the “march for babies”, an incredibly noble cause in itself. However, I do understand the ball is being played as it lies). The nature of the vocation within the military is one in which robust debate should be able to be had, this does not include a random reach down to suit current political opinion on recruitment types and quota requirements.

    I can assure you there are many keeping an eye on this to see how it unfolds.

    God Bless,


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    • I agree with Anonymous wholeheartedly. The ADF must adopt an apolitical stance, regardless of the issue. The CDF and CA have simply kow-towed to the whims of the prevailing political winds. A disappointing outcome.

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  9. Just saw the video on the “Archbishop Cranmer” blog in the UK. I hope you succeed in compelling the ADF to come “clean” on this discriminatory policy against Catholics. It needs to be exposed for all to see. Good luck with the Pro-Life stuff too! The horror of abortion needs to be brought into the public domain.

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  10. Thank you Maj. for standing on principles and the moral fiber that is needed in a Countries Armed Forces. Satan knows his time is almost up and he is working overtime to crumble the Christian values of society. Stand strong Sir with the armor of the Lord firmly in place. God Bless you.

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  11. I have family in Austrailia, and I think I would rather have you protecting them than your superiors. God Bless, keep your powder dry and your Faith Strong. John Howery US Navy retired.

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  12. You may be a Major in Australian Army but you are Commander in Chief in GOD’S Army!! May St Michael the Archangel assist you in this battle, for the greater glory of GOD.

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  13. God Bless You Major for all you believe but stand up for! This is just the tip of the iceberg; more of this is coming, and its coming soon for us CATHOLICS. We are either for Christ and HIS TEACHINGS or we are not!!!! Truly, this is a real disgrace for ANY MILITARY.

    fr joe

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  14. Good on you, mate. Get stuck in and don’t let the b******s grind you down. Every loyal Catholic on the planet is behind you, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against us.

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  15. Keep fighting the good fight, Bernard! Homofascism must be defeated!

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  16. Praise God…you are a Soldier fighting for the Lord here in this world. As Memorial Day approaches here in the US I am so in awe of those who give (and have given) their life for Country. And, as well amazed at your courage so clearly giving your life for your Faith. You have and are doing what our Bishops and leaders should have done long ago…”the buck stops here”. You have my prayers and my support. Thanks to Michael Voris also for helping get your message across the world. I just love the idea of giving the unborn the same rights as the gay community. Play their game.

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  17. Couple of questions,
    Were the defence members who volunteered to participate in the gay Mardi ordered to wear uniform?
    I understand the protestant churches are not in support of abortion or gay marriage either.
    Is the military anti Catholic, or anti Christian?

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  18. All this, while our national overlords give over to facilitating the corruption of purpose and those people in our institutions of ultimate duty, sacrifice and honour; and then cowardly abandon their primary responsibility and purpose which is the security of the citizens and their fundamental common needs.

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  19. Well done for sinking the boot in and pushing back Bernard, it’s a special kind of courage that all Catholics should learn as an example.

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  20. Maj Gaynor,
    God bless you for having the courage to stand up and fight. You are an example to us all. Most of us, and sadly I include myself at times, fall to cowardice. I recently read this great definition of cowardice: It is replacing one’s self above both neighbor and God. If we all had the courage to act, the world not be in the situation of moral depravity that it is in.

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  21. Thank you for standing up to these “politically correct” automatons .With real men like you I’m sure the reality of Christ’s teachings will prevail. Congratulations!

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