Army Investigating Chaplain for Criticizing Biden Transgender Policy
An Army chaplain is under investigation after criticizing the new Biden administration policy on transgender personnel
My post contentAn Army chaplain is under investigation after criticizing the new Biden administration policy on transgender personnel and saying in a social media post they are “rejecting reality” and are “mentally unfit.” Maj. Andrew Calvert, an Army chaplain with Fort Hood's 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, posted the comments on the Army Times Facebook page underneath a story about the new Biden policy.
President Biden signed an executive order Monday allowing individuals to serve openly under their gender identity. A biological man who identifies as a woman, for example, can serve alongside women under the new policy. The executive order said “gender identity should not be a bar to military service.”
The executive order reversed the Trump-era policy limiting the service of transgender individuals.
Calvert wrote, “How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve? There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a ‘flat earth,’ despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The motivation is different, but the argument is the same. This person is a MedBoard for Mental Wellness waiting to happen. What a waste of military resources and funding!”
The Army's Security Force Assistance Command said in Twitter and Facebook posts Calvert’s comments were under investigation. Calvert declined to comment in an Army Times story about the matter.