Air Force Discharges Birther Sergeant

Daryn Moran taunted officials to arrest him
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2011 8:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Air Force is cutting loose a staff sergeant who championed the debunked “birther” conspiracy theory online. Daryn Moran says he stopped reporting for duty at an Air Force base in Germany, arguing that his orders were invalid because Obama was an invalid president. “Now it’s plain and simple,” he tweeted Monday, according to the Omaha World Herald. “Arrest B. Obama, or arrest me.” But that was never going to happen, the Air Force Times reports, because he didn't actually go AWOL, as he claimed; Moran was already on approved leave.

"He is currently outprocessing for discharge from the Air Force which was previously approved by his commander on August 4th," reads an Air Force statement. Moran’s birther antics weren’t the only thing that may have gotten him discharged; on Aug. 15 he wrote that mental health evaluators had recommended he be discharged “for a ‘personality disorder’” because he said homosexuality is a sin. A coworker had also complained after he asked a doctor in his unit about her Muslim faith—according to Politico, he’d made disparaging comments about Muslims, and Obama’s ties to the faith. (Read more Daryn Moran stories.)

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