Air Force Staff Sgt. Daryn J. Moran, who’s been claiming that he’s AWOL from the military in Germany because he thinks President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is fake, might want to check his own paperwork.
The Air Force says Moran (who wrote his opposition to Obama is “not because he’s Black”) isn’t AWOL at all, but rather on approved leave status awaiting discharge, Scott Fontaine reports for Air Force Times.
“He is currently outprocessing for discharge from the Air Force which was previously approved by his commander on August 4th,” according to a statement from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. “While we are aware of the comments that appear on various Web sites attributed to Staff Sgt. Moran, officials with United States Air Forces in Europe will not discuss nor characterize those comments.”
Moran had written in comments posted on the Blaze that he was “due to get out soon under an administrative and Honorable discharge for a ‘Personality Disorder’, because I told them homosexuality is sin.” But he chalked the discharge up to “basically paperwork” in a letter to a birther website and claimed he was due to report on Thursday and Friday of last week but didn’t show up.
In addition to his opposition to gays serving openly in the military, Moran seems to have had trouble serving alongside Muslims as well. As the Air Force Times reported, he said that he was removed from his position when a coworker complained because she “couldn’t handle” him asking a Muslim doctor in his unit about her faith.
“My conscience is violated,” he said. “I feel like I’m supporting the flag of whatever those Islamic countries are and the rainbow flag and not the red, white and blue. That’s not the kind of people I want to be associated with.”
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