Jun 28 2013

The ‘Christian Fighter Pilot’ Plays ‘Taboo’ with Homophobic Soldier Story

Poor Maj. Jonathan C. Dowty — all this big gay news coming out (pun intended) and he can’t put his homophobic spin on it. I almost feel sorry for the little “Christian Fighter Pilot.” OK, no I don’t. I’m enjoying every minute of it!

My mental image of Maj. Dowty dying to write all about how Christians will be persecuted in a post-DOMA military:



Those who have been following the recent events regarding Maj. Dowty’s ‘now you see it, now you don’t‘ blog already know about this fine Christian Air Force officer  not being allowed to post about the gays anymore. And, as I previously wrote, he has also had to remove all of his many previous anti-gay rants.

Apparently, however, Maj. Dowty just can’t resist the story of Army MSgt Nathan Sommers, the homophobic Army band member who’s been crying Christian persecution and claiming that the gays and liberals are out to get him. But the “Christian Fighter Pilot” has to write about the story without mentioning the “homosexuals,” resulting in something comparable to a game of “Taboo.”

In a post today titled “Soldier Threatened over Chick-FIL-A,” Maj. Dowty could only say things like MSgt Sommers “has apparently been targeted for his words or actions associated with ‘his conservative political and religious beliefs.’” He had to leave out all the juicy stuff about the persecution of  the homophobic MSgt Sommers being because of the “homosexuals.” But, like in the game of “Taboo,” Maj. Dowty can use the name “Chick-FIL-A,” which is not a taboo word, to make his fellow players know that this is about the “homosexuals.”

To get the whole story of the terrible persecution that MSgt Sommers is facing for simply expressing his Christian beliefs — by tweeting things like: “Lordy, Lordy, it’s faggot Tuesday. The lefty loons and Obamabots are out in full force,” “In honor of DADT repeal, and Obama/Holder’s refusal to enforce DOMA act, I’m serving Chick-fil-A at my MSG promo reception for Army today,” and, to radio host Mark Levin, “@Marklevinshow ‘luv ya, Mark! Fellow Virginian & MSG, Army. Being promoted today, serving Chick-fil-A @ reception in honor of DADT repeal” — you have to click on the links in Maj. Dowty’s post, which go to articles from FOX News’s Todd Starnes, who, unlike Maj. Dowty, is allowed to attack the “homosexuals” to his homophobic heart’s content. Yes, Maj. Dowty must now express his homophobia vicariously through Starnes. No problem. What Maj. Dowty is no longer allowed to write himself will always be “reported at FoxNews,” where poor persecuted homophobes like MSgt Sommers will have “indicated” what Maj. Dowty isn’t allowed to indicate himself in his little game of “Taboo.”

Ironically, Maj. Dowty’s own tale of persecution is also indicated in both of the Todd Starnes articles he links to. Both of the articles include Starnes’ frequently used list of Christians being persecuted by the military, a list that includes: “One service member received a severe reprimand for expressing his faith’s religious position about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.”

Who knows? Maybe one of these days Starnes will write a whole article about Maj. Dowty’s plight and finally elevate the “Christian Fighter Pilot” from being a mere bullet point in his list to true martyr status!


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  1. 1

    Oh that poor, poor man. It must be terrible to live under such persecution.

    What an asshole.

    Sorry, but I just had to say that.

  2. 2
    Subtract Hominem, a product of Nauseam

    Needing to euphemize and dogwhistle!? That’s nearly as bad as being taken to a FEMA camp in a black helicopter!

    Also, that is one intense gif you’ve got there.

  3. 3
    Robert B.

    Um. So he’s “obeying” his orders with childishly transparent lip service and a slavish devotion to technicality? Like a little kid playing “I’m not touching you?”

    Is that the sort of obedience military folks appreciate from their subordinates? I wouldn’t have thought so…

  4. 4

    There’s a sad irony here, too, since despite all the whining about persecution, J.C. is still enjoying rather a lot of privilege and protection because his preferred targets are teh gheyz. If he were behaving this way toward women or minorities in uniform, he’d be facing a court martial faster than he could say “conduct unbecoming.”

  5. 5
    Michael Brew

    Robert B. @3

    Yeah, apparently he’s picked up some tricks from the enlisted side.

  6. 6

    I spent about an hour trying to get a real handle on this with limited success. It seems like Sommers has overstepped some bounds but I can’t find real details, most “details” are from the RightWingNoiseMachine(TM). In general I’m against censorship in any form, feeling that allowing the crap to be seen and laughed at by everyone is basically a good thing. I remember JD when AmericansUnited had comments, he would come in with his dumb shit and be laughed at.
    As long as he and Sommers are being stopped only for intimidation and not because of what they said, however hateful, it’s OK. I just feel uncomfortable about censoring for censoring’s sake.

  7. 7
    Michael Heath


    Dowty’s speech rights aren’t being restricted as an individual here, but instead because he’s the government. He’s a Major in the Air Force; so he took an oath to defend to the Constitution where ‘we the people’ have delegated no authority to the government/Dowty to deprive others of their constitutional rights.

    Maj. Dowty doesn’t use his position of authority to defend others’ constitutional right in spite of his oath, duty to do so, and his constitutional obligation. Instead he traitorously leverages his position of governmental power to actively seek to discriminate to deny gay people and their families the equal exercise and protection of their rights.

    At a minimum, Maj. Dowty should have been dishonorably discharged a long time ago. He’s an embarrassment to the principles the military espouses; e.g., liberty, duty, honor, honesty, character, and defense of the Constitution and its underlying principles.

  8. 8
    Paul Loebe

    no comment :)

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