Rusty Schacklefurd 
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Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Mr K, could you tell me what "dominionist theology" is? From the context it sounded like a negative reference someone created as a metaphor for Christianity, but you speak of it as something separate from Christianity, could you elaborate? No hostility, just curiosity.

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Posted by Rusty Schacklefurd on 07/12/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

As a Christian, I understand not wanting to be preached at by other cadets regarding their personal religious beliefs. It wouldn't offend me, but I can understand how others might be.

I also understand that the Air Force Academy is primarily a military facility, and that cadets are monitored by military rules and regulations regarding everything they do and say.

That being said, the Academy is also a college campus and I find it difficult to believe that cadets may not post anything of a personal nature on their personal whiteboards on their dorm room door. I've seen extremely hostile and vulgar stuff posted all over college campus doors on many major universities - admittedly not military in nature, but still - this small quote posted by this cadet was "offensive"?

And, the quote made no reference toward anyone else. It wasn't a hostile, "turn or burn" type message. It wasn't a long, paragraph length quote - just a simple one sentence statement. It wasn't preaching at anyone else. Rather, it was an expression of this individual cadet's personal commitment to his faith.

Therefore, I'm led to the belief that it was the "source" of the quote that caused the "offense" - the Bible. Again, I am curious if prior to this event if cadets had been allowed to post personal stuff on their boards. If not, then I can see why the need for conformity is necessary at a military facility.

However, if posting personal stuff had previously been allowed, then this definitely sounds like the ruling to remove the quote was an extreme over-reaction and looks like an anti-Christian bias.

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Posted by Rusty Schacklefurd on 07/12/2014 at 10:29 AM

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