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41 Republican lawmaker is now calling for congressional hearings to investigate why the US military has rescinded.
Two invitations to conservative Christian leaders in recent months last week or heard about Franklin Graham losing his invitation to the national day of prayer.
And in February it was Tony Perkins the president of the family research council.
He was supposed to speak at the national prayer luncheon at -- air force base that invitation although it got less coverage.
Was also revoked now some are saying this is all because of the men's politics.
Tony Perkins just.
-- by Tony so this is so interesting because you've got one conservative Republican from Georgia now wants congressional hearings.
Saying first Franklin Graham last week was was booted yet his invitation -- you in February had your invitation revoked.
And some said it's because of the positions that you've taken that -- president Obama's policies do you believe that.
Well it does appear that under this administration the deal -- these being turned into the department of this invitation for conservative Christians.
And it does have to deal with issues -- Franklin Graham on his views on radical Islam or.
My views in in support of present -- regarding homosexuality in the military.
It does appear that this administration is using the military to advance its its agenda and and that's concerning especially as a veteran of the Marine Corps.
I'm very concerned about how the military that is highly respected.
In our country and rightfully so is being used to advance this administration's agenda.
You know we had a statement from an Andrews Air Force Base official that was given to us this is just yesterday so this is heating up again you're -- your.
That the -- the revocation of your invitation February heating up again in the wake of this call for congressional hearings and what the end of official told us was that -- -- not disinvited.
Because of your position criticizing President Obama when it comes to gays openly serving in the military -- disinvited because airman on the base according to this woman complained.
About your remarks made about the president on your website and I think specifically they're referring to your remarks saying that the president.
Quote is willing to jeopardize our nation's security.
To advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby that's what you said.
-- and I stand by that statement that's exactly what advancing.
This repeal -- this overturning of the law would do in fact fourteen congressional studies have shown that in the last sixteen years.
I stated a position.
That was consistent with current -- and said this president who didn't call for the military to review how this might impact.
The -- they're -- overturning of this law what impact national security he said tell me how to get it done.
I want it done and that's what the secretary of defense has said so yes I stand by that statement and the dis invitation came two days after that statement.
She says there was who has a -- -- -- in fact happen was that -- complained they're supposed to be apolitical it -- air force base she says that some.
Complain and said that they would not attend the prayer luncheon if you -- the guest speaker.
Of those comments.
Vegan act I've talked to the chaplain there on the base after the invitation was -- because I wanted to know what was going on because -- It -- the homosexual community is very active in doing phone trees like that.
And I inquired when they told me they had received these calls how many calls -- received twelve phone call.
That's pretty insignificant.
What's happened is that this environment -- political correctness is enveloping our military leaders fear among chaplains there's fear among officers.
Those higher up who were taking -- orders from the White House so it it this is further evidence what we saw last week with Franklin Graham.
And that's why congressman Kingston calling for this hearing I think is justified.
The military should not be used to advance -- a political agenda and whether it's Ryder laughed.
The military is there to fight and win wars and they do a darn good job of it when the politicians stay out of the way when.
You are very concerned when you -- -- at Andrews Air Force Base anywhere you going to make comments about the president or about politics wasn't the only about not rare.
No I was called.
As and it looked as a veteran is an ordained minister.
Often speak to members of the military did.
And groups like this and and my message was -- scriptural message based upon the greatest commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself.
There with it had nothing to do with the message that I would be presenting same thing with Franklin Graham I know that Franklin Graham's message would have been about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ministering to the men and women in uniform but that's not what he was disinvited.
It was he was disinvited because he doesn't fit into the political correct model and I think that models being shaped by the administration.
The bad guys here are not that that the military the military is again the men and women there are doing -- heroic job fighting two wars.
They shouldn't be saddled with this administration's political agenda.
Yeah here you -- how do you think that the administration is is you know funneling this -- how do you can -- On anybody -- well those who actually made the decision.
Well let's go over let's go back to the president's State of the Union Address where he announced he was going to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell.
And then I just within a week you had the secretary of defense who works for the president.
And you had the chairman of the joint chiefs the only member of the joint chiefs who has come out and said we should repeal this law.
And the message was sent when he testified.
That nobody who disagrees in uniform should dare speak out in fact general mix and a three star army general who spoke out about a month ago telling his man.
To voice your concerns about this.
He nearly was drummed out of the army.
After a distinguished career because he dare challenge the administration.
On their policy.
I got it -- and finally one other a one other question is this in his air force base official also pointed out that you hadn't been boycotted in fact you've been invited to speak at an upcoming.
Air force chaplain summit this fall that you've accepted so you know.
Her well that would have urban -- There was verbally extended I have not seen that the formal invitation I'm hoping it comes and I will be there if I -- if if the -- comes.
-- Tony Perkins we appreciate panel will be watching it to see whether affect anybody else in Congress's interest in having hearings on that but all of us here thanks for coming on.
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