ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man sued the Air Force on Thursday, alleging senior officers and cadets at the Air Force Academy illegally attempted to impose Christianity on others at the school.
The suit was filed in federal court by Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate and outspoken critic of the school's handling of religion.
Over the past decade or more, the suit claims, academy leaders have fostered an environment of religious intolerance at the Colorado school, in violation of the First Amendment.
Weinstein claims that evangelical Christians at the school have coerced attendance at religious services and prayers at official events, among other things.
Weinstein said,"My problem is not with Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity or even evangelical Christianity," he said. "It's that whenever a religion -- in this case a group of people -- tries to engage the machinery of the state, it is constitutionally repugnant and violative."
The above statement has some merit. It is much like Darwinists demanding only Evolution can be caught to public school children. In this case, it is school teachers. I do think we have to remember:
(AV) Luke 6 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Chaplains or people of higher ranking pushing a religious belief onto those of lower ranking, could be considered a problem. I consider chaplains a problem, for that matter.
The following comment by the Air Force does show a more normal view of the situation, as is stated in the article, "In June, an Air Force task force said it found no overt religous discrimination but observed a lack of sensitivity among some and confusion over what is permissible in sharing one's faith."
Weinstein is Jewish. Weinstein says he doesn't have a problem with evangelical Christianity. Weinstein is a liar. Weinstein has sued over alleged religious intolerance. Weinstein is intolerant. Weinstein is a hypocrite.