National Conference 2018: Being Gay in Civil Air Patrol

Recent YouTube video and custom thumbnail image takes Civil Air Patrol onward and outward.
Recent YouTube video and custom thumbnail image takes Civil Air Patrol onward and outward.

By Anonymous | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s Note: This is one of the many contact and comment contributions that AuxBeacon has received on this topic.]

AuxBeacon has become the News of Record for members of Civil Air Patrol looking to understand the corrupt politics between those who would expose and those who would suppress and conceal. As Maj Gen Mark Smith has admitted that the CAP culture needs to be changed, here’s another shot fired in that conflict.

Yesterday, August 17th 2018, and in the days leading up to Civil Air Patrol’s 2018 National Conference in Anaheim Calif., Spaatz cadet Colonel Holly Fieglein published a YouTube video with a customized thumbnail that many consider a violation of CAP NHQ policy and regulations. Is it?

Civil Air Patrol YouTube video thumbnail called into question.

Editors’ reply:

In December 2010, Congress passed and the President of the United States signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Under the provisions of that act, restrictions on service by gay, lesbian, and bisexual personnel ended as of September 20th 2011. Struggles continued since then, however, and on June 26th 2013, the Supreme Court held in United States v. Windsor that the statute under which the U.S. military was withholding benefits from servicemembers in same-sex marriages, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, was unconstitutional.

c/Col Holly Fieglein, her friend and that custom thumbnail are attempting to teach US Law. If openly supporting US Law is a violation of Civil Air Patrol policy and regulations, it may be so only because CAP’s national leadership would prefer not to press the imagery with parents using Civil Air Patrol to supplement the sheltered homeschooling of their children.

Even if silent, you will able to determine CAP National’s ruling on this if the image below ever turns black because the custom thumbnail has been removed. If this doesn’t happen, then you have a matching answer from both AuxBeacon and Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters.

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

AuxBeacon salutes c/Col Fieglein and her friend, even if they suffer reprimand or reprisal for this contribution.

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