Monday, November 18, 2013

AFA sparks another billboard

Posted By on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

click to enlarge This billboard stands at the southeast corner of Centennial Boulevard and Garden of the Gods Road, facing east. - COURTESY MRFF
  • Courtesy MRFF
  • This billboard stands at the southeast corner of Centennial Boulevard and Garden of the Gods Road, facing east.

Amazed at a U.S. Air Force Academy staffer's vow to keep proselytizing, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation put up a billboard today to call attention to the issue.

We reported last week about Allen Willoughby, head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director at the academy's prep school, who wrote to Weinstein saying he plans to talk about Jesus to his co-workers. This is a violation of Department of Defense and Air Force Academy policy; yet, the academy says it will do nothing about it.

The latest billboard follows on the heels of an earlier admonishment from the MRFF we also reported recently, which gave rose to Willoughby's comments.

Here's part of a news release issued by MRFF:

Further fuel was added to the fire when the Academy issued a statement defending and exonerating Willoughby, stating that the hate-mail was sent “in his personal capacity,” and that “no action is being taken against the individual.”

In an interview, [Mikey] Weinstein [MRFF founder] responded: "This is the best example of how wretched the climate is there, the brazen boldness of Christian supremacy. It's an absolute disgrace. We want an apology to me, my family and the foundation, and we want him disciplined."

The MRFF billboard features a quote by Willoughby accompanied by the words “We get it, but we won’t tolerate it!” The billboard includes a graphic depiction of an American flag festooned with Christian crosses which is meant to symbolize the unconstitutional, theocratic fifth column which permeates USAFA.

The MRFF currently represents 435 USAFA cadets, staff and faculty clients, 372 of whom are practicing Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Mr. Weinstein and the foundation have frequently come to blows with the USAFA administration in the past decade due to the permeating, profound presence of, and support for, fundamentalist evangelical Christianity at the Academy.


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