Tuesday, June 21, 2005

More on the Air Force Academy

Here's more on what was up at the Air Force Academy. This is from an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The substitution came after some Republican lawmakers protested that the original wording could interfere with cadets' legitimate expressions of their religious faith. The original wording also called for respectful treatment of the religious views of students at all higher-education institutions, but the substituted text focused on the Air Force Academy alone.

The battle over the measure's wording followed reports in recent months that academy chaplains had encouraged evangelical Protestant cadets to urge fellow students who were Jewish, Muslim, or members of other faiths to convert to Christianity. A July 2004 report commissioned by the academy had reported that an academy official told cadets that those not "born again will burn in the fires of hell" (The Chronicle, May 6, 2005).


See? What could possibly be wrong with that?

(Thanks to the intrepid reporter in the field who sent me the link!)

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