Thank goodness that the Air Force Academy is going back to follow Air Force regulations against showing favoritism or endorsement for one belief system over another. It has never been the military's reason for existence to enforce Christianity on its members and it should never be done. This was not done back in the Vietnam War and is only a development of the later take over of the Military Chaplin Corp by Evangelical groups. It is past time for the chaplains to reflect the actual make up of todays military.
Religious freedom is endangers whenever a government agency through its employees pushes one religion, or on denomination of a religion during government business. Freedom of religion requires that the government take a neutral stance on all religions. Our forefathers purposely did not mention Christianity in either the Declaration of Independence, nor in the Constitution.
They did not have a religious test for office holding, knowing full eel this might allow atheists, Pagans an even Muslims to hold office. As they stated they could not know what might be their religion of a future United States and there fore could not bind the country to any single region.
Freedom of religion includes the right to believe in no religion at all. Unfortunately we have a minority of Christian Domminonists that would like to end religious freedom in our country. They would like to be able to use the weapons of our military to wage a Christian war on non-Christians around the world. It is their rise in our military that has created most of the religious harassment that has developed in the military over the last 30 years. They have been the source of religious harassment in the Air Force Academy for several years, and still continue their war on everyone else.
You are very much incorrect, it is illegal for a government employee to push his religion on anyone while doing a government job. Why is it that only some Christians seem to think they have a right to shove their religion on everyone else. this as form of spiritual harassment and not only is done to non Christian people in the Air force but is even used against the Christian majority who do not do this to their fellows. Remember that most of the MRFF are themselves Christians and they are the one's complaining about threats like this. Most of the complaints from the Air Force Academy to MRFF have come from Christian cadets and Christian workers at the Air Force Academy. I am sorry but Christian bullies do not have any special right to break the law.
Gee, even I who knows so little about the Sikhs still would know they are not Muslims and don't go to a mosque. They have been in America for over 130 years,so why are Americans anywhere so ignorant about them. Come on people, learn a little about the great variety of religions in our country. We have never been a Christian only country, not even in colonial days.
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