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June 23, 2005

Religious Discrimination is A-Okay With the Airforce

Evangelical Christians rule the roost at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. They get the best promotions, are looked on most favorably by faculty, and have the least problems fitting in with the "all Evangelical Christian thought process, all the time" mentality of that "academy."

It is disgusting that the Air Force refuses to condemn the academy. Instead, in a mealy-mouth report, they say they're sure everyone involved meant no harm. As a human who believes in the separation of church and state, I am appalled at the state of our union. Further, the fact that a Republican Senator condemned Democrats as haters of Christianity on the Senate floor for daring to question the Air Force on the issue makes me wonder how we can trust any of the so-called leaders of this country. (He eventually withdrew his outrageous comment from the record; but, only after Republicans and Democrats urged him to re-think his statement.)

More info:
NYT editorial,"Obfuscating Intolerance"

"Intolerance Found at Air Force Academy: Military Report Criticizes Religious Climate but Does Not Cite Overt Bias," by Josh White in WaPo

I heard the Republican inflammatory remark on NPR and can't find an online article about it

Posted by cj at June 23, 2005 10:24 AM

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