HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. (Christian Examiner) — Jerry Boykin is the kind of man you'd want teaching your sons – a good and decent man, an honorable man – a Christian man.
For the past nine years the retired lieutenant general has taught leadership and ethics at Hampden-Sydney College, a highly regarded, all-male school based in Virginia. By many accounts – he is beloved and deeply respected by students.
But Gen. Boykin will not be returning to the classroom this fall. That's because he tells me he's been fired.
The man who was one of the original members of Delta Force and once commanded all of the U.S. Army's Green Berets – the man who served his nation with honor and distinction for more than 36 years – was ousted because of political correctness.
In March, Gen. Boykin delivered a speech to conservatives and he referenced the national uproar over transgendered people using the ladies room.
He cracked a joke: "The first man who goes into the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery."
But militant LGBT activists were not laughing.