Civil Air Patrol’s Last Tango with Ken Parris

Civil Air Patrol's Col Reverend Ken Parris chats it up in YKYICW
Civil Air Patrol's Col Reverend Ken Parris chats it up in YKYICW

By Leo Minister | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s Note: This came in a few days ago through our contact form. CAP Col Parris’ behavior is unfortunate.   Only one of our authors would agree to hold Reverend Parris’ hand through the evidence here. So we look forward to that story soon. Thank you for your contribution.]

My friends and I want to call your attention to an exchange a few days ago in the facebook group You Know You’re in CAP When. We watched as CAP Col Ken Parris lashed out against your AuxBeacon website in a deranged fit of kook spew and I was thinking you might want to know about this?? He was quite the bully with a member that I respect for having the courage to expose his bias and false statements.

I and others would like someone to expertly lead Ken Parris by his nose through all the true crime, crash, discrimination, pedophile, and CAP suicide stories while all the cadets watch. San Francisco Reverend Ken Parris already comes collared, so it should be easy, no? In case your spies are not in YKYICW, I have copied some of what he said and took pictures for you.

One more thing, note that Ken Parris never gets very specific about what lies are told in your stories. For the record, I haven’t found any. Parris is the one lying here about AuxBeacon, and some of the things he does in California would be criminal acts if done in the state of CAP National Headquarters, right?

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[MEMBER C]: I was just wondering, CAP National had posted thru the wings about being careful and posting in a way that reflects positive on our organization. They said more detailed guidance is forthcoming… Thoughts?

Ken Parris: I’m a little dismayed at some of the combative bloviating going on regarding this post. Remember, CAP is a volunteer organization. You don’t have to be a member. And membership is a privilege, not a right. CAP doesn’t have to “push anyone around” or “get involved in the private lives of its members” (although you can make the arguement (sic) that you invited CAP into your private life by becoming a member and then posting about the private, non-profit corporation). CAP can just terminate your membership for behavior it deems unacceptable. You don’t have legal “property rights” to a volunteer job so the only appeal you have is any appeal the organization grants you. So, all the puffing up and ranting about “they can’t tell me what to do or take away my rights to free speech” may be true but CAP doesn’t have to allow you to remain a member either.

[MEMBER D]: That’s just hilarious. CAP wouldn’t exist as an organization if they did that. Just like if they tried to have cadet style height and weight standards for seniors

Ken Parris: And you base your opinion on what? 43 years in CAP and only a few are eternally disgruntled and always negative. My opinion is CAP would be healthier without the few committed to negativity at every opportunity.

[MEMBER A]: Heck, want uncensored stories just point your browser to “Aux Beacon News” — there’s plenty to read over there!!

Ken Parris: [MEMBER A], Yeah, if you want a bunch of unattributed, slanted, and mostly fake stories about CAP then read faux-news source Aux Beacon. Having been the target of a number of their bogus crap, I can attest to their lack of journalistic integrity and penchant for lying.

[MEMBER D]: I dont think satire tells the truth?

[MEMBER A]: [MEMBER D] ya those FAA/NTSB investigative reports on “pilot error” sure are satire aren’t they?!

[MEMBER A]: Ken Parris Well surely being targeted in some stories would make you biased against them — that would be expected. HOWEVER, I still think it’s worth the members
time to spend reading the articles and they can formulate their own opinions on what is written there.

Ken Parris: [MEMBER A], Biased against lies? Yeah, right. They don’t investigate crap. They simply print fantasy stories like the National Enquirer with zero accountability. Encouraging members to read bullshit accomplishes what? Nothing but a fulfillment of the agenda for disgruntled former members who want to foment discord.

[MEMBER A]: Ken Parris Surely there’s stories that are opinions but there’s others that have external sources listed (including FAA/NTSB reports) that can be easily verified. So we will have a difference of opinion on this one. Good night!

Ken Parris: [MEMBER A], The VAST majority are opinion and have ZERO sources other than “anonymous.” Those that reference FAA/NTSB usually cite a fictitious “cover up.” They
are completely unreliable.

CAP Special Operations Command: Ken Parris methinks the lady doth protest too much.

Ken Parris: [CAP Special Operations Command], Me thinks you are a pot calling a kettle black. Perhaps you should mind your own business? Or are you the anonymous “Aux Beacon?”

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13 Comments on "Civil Air Patrol’s Last Tango with Ken Parris"

  1. Most would prefer to wait out the bad leadership and hope the organization will survive. My position is that we have to get the “rotten apples” out of the barrel so what is left will thrive. Parris is one of many “rotten apples” that must go. Despite being a so-called chaplain, he has harmed many good members over the years.

    Unfortunately, Mark Smith’s position seems to be that we should scrap the barrel and do something else in the realm of Air Force professionalism. The Civil Air Patrol is NOT the Air Force. The Air Force is a whole different animal in comparison to volunteers. I can tell you right now, neither myself nor the majority want that result.

  2. Back in my younger CAP days, I too fought the things I didn’t like, often without much success. Then, I came to a conclusion that if you didn’t like something that was going on “Wait Awhile” and someone, or something will change it.

    Sure enough commands came and went, programs came and went, yet CAP survived, and so did I. I could probably name you a dozen Wing and National Commanders who wrecked havoc with the CAP program and you wouldn’t even recognize their names today, let alone what they did?

    I think the mind set of this country is vastly influenced by the news media and their philosophy of “It bleeds it leads” and that philosophy is generated by us the American public who pay them for it.

    I am not quite as pessimistic because I believe that in CAP “Wait A while someone or something” will eventually change it. However, we do need strong leadership at the top to clean house of this filth or we won’t last another 75 years.

    We just need a “Billy Mitchell” type of leader to get us there.

  3. For being such a gay, happy Chaplain Ken Pariss sure does have a filthy little mouth.

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    • Pacific Region Commander Jon Stokes gave Ken Parris a CAP lifetime achievement award at the California Wing conference this past weekend. CAP is a transparent circle jerk of [bull-oney] in attempting to stack the deck of political positions to favor the Civil Air Patrol.

  4. newLeatherChaps | August 26, 2019 at 18:57 | Reply

    Ken Parris had a fit recently over a member releasing the new Chaplain regs in a place where AuxBeacon might see.

  5. Toxic to the core!

    Want more on this foul matter, see link:

  6. David Null | June 5, 2019 at 19:09 | Reply

    I posted a comment on the Facebook page, Civil Air Patrol Senior Members Past and Present, that it was inappropriate to specially honor Gil Robb Wilson, the founder of the CAP on Memorial Day. Any other day, fine but Memorial Day is for those who died in the armed services of the US. For this posting I got very weird blowback from someone named Ken Parris who called me childish and “a two-year old” because of my opinion. I sincerely hope he gets the help he obviously needs.

    • re: “What’s with all the CAP seniors going for the Reverend and Deacon titles? Mail order divinity degrees to get the cadets to call them doctor?”

      The problem is that the CAP, unlike the armed force does not require a degree to be a chaplain. You can be appointed a chaplain if you have several years serving as a minister in some self-founded church. Mostly these guys are Fundamentalists. I’ve known some chaplain without a degree in CAP that were really excellent but many are disgraces.

  7. How true would it be if I said:

    “Col Merle Starr and his investigating officers found something that Civil Air Patrol didn’t want to acknowledge and so he was removed at roughly the same time as CAP-USAF IG Roberts and replaced by Ken Parris and Roberts was replaced by _________”?

  8. Confidence | May 31, 2019 at 16:05 | Reply

    “My attorney told me to quit Civil Air Patrol.”

  9. Core Problem | May 31, 2019 at 10:13 | Reply

    This is a real problem with Civil Air Patrol. Hacks and suck-ups willing to do dirty deeds get promoted to high profile wine-and-dine positions and then think way too highly of themselves.

  10. He’s actually sickening… and those that are supporting and championing him are just as terrible. Abuse of power comes as no surprise.

  11. This CrAP chaplain brought grievance to many CAP members. His conduct is that of an outright hypocrite. I pray that God will grant him repentance for his twisted mind to bow a knee to the true God of the Bible.

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