I’ve never understood why Christians who believe God created humans in his image could also find that very creation disgusting, vulgar, and shameful. The line dividing church and state is becoming less and less clear.
My February issue of Playboy Magazine arrived today. In it is a beautiful pictorial of Michelle Manhart, a US Air Force staff sergeant and military training instructor at Lackland AFB, Texas. I was not aware Playboy Magazine has a blog until I read an article in the issue that mentions it. I was disappointed to learn in one of the posts that Michelle has been relieved of her duties while an investigation is conducted by the Air Force.
The Washington Post reports that Oscar Balladares, a spokesman for Lackland Air Force Base, stated:
“This staff sergeant’s alleged action does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen, nor does it comply with the Air Force’s core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”
Posing for Playboy does not exhibit a lack of integrity nor does it harm the US Air Force, the US government, or any American citizen. To reprimand Michelle in any way should be viewed as a violation of her basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution. I hope those who are in a position to decide this will have the sense to restore her to her previous position and apologize publicly for this egregious action.