Air Force Academy orders cadet to remove Bible verse
March 12, 2014
The Air Force Academy has removed a Bible verse written on a cadet’s whiteboard after it determined the posting had offended other cadets, according to a story by FoxNews’ Todd Starnes.
The cadet wrote the passage from Galatians 2:20 on the whiteboard outside his room. “I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me…”
Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, contacted the Air Force Academy and filed a complaint. Exactly two hours and nine minutes later, the Bible verse had been scrubbed from the cadet’s whiteboard under the direction of Lt. Col. Denise Cooper.
“The whiteboards are for both official and personal use, but when a concern was raised we addressed it and the comment was taken down,” Lt. Col. Brus Vidal told Starnes.
The academy said the cadet will not be punished because he did not violate Air Force regulations. However, Weinstein, in a hate-filled rant, said the cadet must be punished.
Ironically, just last September, the Air Force told AFA, “Weinstein’s self-proclamation of influence is greatly exaggerated” and that the Air Force no longer returns his phone calls.
This is another in a growing list of religious discrimination offenses by the Air Force Academy. When the constitutionally protected expression of Christian faith is expressed at the Air Force Academy, why is it immediately censored?
The Air Force Academy has once again caved to the whims of anti-Christian bigotry from the likes of Mikey Weinstein.
Join your voice with others in urging Air Force Academy Commandant Brig. Gen. Gregory Lengyel to reverse this violation of religious freedom and allow the restoration of rights of cadets to express their faith.
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