US Sgt Major spends two-days on Twitter defending army unit's pro-LGBT pride propaganda

"The comment section is a good time to refresh ourselves with discriminatory harassment."

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
The United States Army's Sergeant Major partook in a two-day online Twitter battle defending the military's LGBTQ 'pride post' from people that voiced disagreement with the newfound "wokeism" being pushed in the military. 

Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston fired off a series of tweets between Friday and Saturday accusing those that disagreed with the pride celebration post of participating in "discriminatory harassment." Sgt. Maj. Grinston is the top enlisted leader in the US Army that is responsible for morale and disciplinary issues, Daily Caller reports

"The comment section is a good time to refresh ourselves with discriminatory harassment: A form of harassment that is unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, or sexual orientation," Grinston wrote on Twitter.

Grinston added, "Army personnel are expected to treat all people with respect in all aspects of life and forms of communication, online or in person."

Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston's comments received immense pushback, with people questioning why the top enlisted leader in the Army is dedicating his time to fight with people on Twitter instead of focusing on soldier retention in the Army, which has significantly decreased in recent years due to the military reportedly pushing woke ideology on its servicemembers.

"The comment section isn’t your [Area of Operations], and voicing disagreement is not harassment," one Twitter user responded to Grinston. "Many veterans including this one are disgusted by the continued degeneracy of our armed forces, so prepare to copy notes you can refer to later during your retention-crisis strategy meetings."

Grinston responded to that tweet with a screenshot of an article from the Army Times which said, "Army hits retention goal four months early, says top enlisted soldier," Daily Caller reports. Grinston was referring to his own comments in the article that he shared on Twitter. 

Another user fired at Grinston, "Why yes this is really something to focus on, people being mean online. Screw warfighting."

Grinston responded back, "The 82nd gives their paratroopers more live fire opportunities than almost any other organization. Stay based in fact."

The Twitter battle concluded on Saturday morning after a user who claimed to be a veteran in the Army Special Operations Forces slammed the Sgt. Major for online fighting instead of focusing on real issues that are currently impacting servicemembers, such as the recent reports that indicate many are on food stamps due to significantly low pay in the armed forces.

"Like this?" Grinston replied to the criticism, with a link to an article that explained US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had ordered Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) for servicemembers in September, Daily Caller reports.

However, not everyone disagreed with Grinston's actions. Individuals claiming to belong to the LGBTQ community praised him for fighting off the so-called "bigots."

The post that sparked the two-day online Twitter battle from the 82nd Airborne America's Division in the US Army read, "As we wrap up the observance celebration of #Juneteenth we switch gears in honoring all those who partake in #PrideMonth. Join us later this month as we come all together for the Respect, Service and Dignity as the Division MEO team hosts the Pride Month Observance Event."

This was not the only United States military Twitter account that experienced immense backlash over posts celebrating Pride Month. The United States Air Force tweeted a photo of a solder saluting the LGBTQ+ progress flag last, which people point out directly goes against the US flag code.

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