Friday, September 19, 2014

Something new to "drone" on about

Over the past several years several scandals have hit the Air Force with a familiar theme.
The AFA has long struggled with setting boundaries for religious expression. In 2004 a team of Yale Divinity School students and professors found "challenges to pluralism" at the academy. A memo expressed "concern that the overwhelmingly evangelical tone of general Protestant worship encouraged religious divisions rather than fostering understanding among basic cadets." An internal AFA investigative panel in 2005 found religious "insensitivity," but not "overt religious discrimination."
When steps were taken to end this over religious preference throughout the Air Force, you can guess what happened.
The gay agenda’s bullying tactics have escalated in the military. Evangelical Christians at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, are being persecuted for their position on gay marriage and, in some cases, are being ordered to support it.
One can only guess the fainting that will occur with this.
Air Force drops requirement to use 'So help me God' in oaths
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

3 comments:

Montag said...

Ah, yes, evangelical Christians at Lackland weren't allowed to behave like assholes to non-believers, so, persecution.

The Air Force, perhaps even more than the Army, if that's possible, has become a haven for right-wing evangelical extremists who've tried to remake the military, entirely contrary to military law, and this latest ruling is entirely consistent with the UCMJ. So, as one would expect, the screams of persecution have already begun.

It's yet another indication that the country is in the grip of an institutional insanity. I know from experience that it wasn't this way fifty years ago. Something has changed in that time.

Grung_e_Gene said...

If christian terrorists are not able to reconstitute the Inquistion in the USAF what freedom i ask? What freedom did Ronald Reagan die for?

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