His military resume to become the next Army secretary appears impeccable, but his conservative Christian beliefs have rallied the gay rights movement and its Democratic supporters to defeat the soldier-businessman-politician. This week, a group of 11 House Republicans entered the battle on the side of combat veteran Mark E. Green, sending an endorsement letter to Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, Arizona Republican. “Mark’s commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Army is emboldened by his faithful service as a solider,” said the letter spearheaded by Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and signed by representatives from his home state of Tennessee. Mr. McCain said his week he has reservations about Mr. Green as Army secretary. Mr. Green took to Facebook to say the gay rights movement and liberals are “cutting and splicing my words to paint me as a hater. It will not stand.” Mr. Green, whose intent to nominate to the Senate was announced by President Trump last month, is a West Point graduate who served as a platoon leader and company commander in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. A Christian conservative, Mr Green changed career course from infantryman to physician, completing medical school and then serving as flight surgeon for the fabled 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The public knows SOAR as the unit that flew the Navy SEALs into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden.
Mr. Green served on combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service “down range.” He is extremely well qualified to be the next Secretary of the Army. And for the left to suggest that his Christian beliefs are somehow an issue that might call his nomination “troubling” is offensive and on its face discriminatory. The left always whines about diversity and inclusion…..unless its a Christian conservative. Then, its ok to discriminate and exclude. Typical hypocrisy..