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1 CuriousLurker  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 2:24:16pm

I can hear heads exploding & wailing about persecution from here...

2 b_Snark  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 2:41:39pm

re: #1 CuriousLurker

I can hear heads exploding & wailing about persecution from here...

I thought that was popcorn.

3 Bubblehead II  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 3:29:14pm

About time. the USAF has been real bad about allowing this to go on.
BTW Mickey, you might want to fix this typo. Armer Forces

4 JeffFX  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:18:23pm

re: #1 CuriousLurker

How could they not freak out. From a persecuted christian viewpoint the world has turned upside down and Satan is loose in the armed forces. "We're doomed if we don't get the Obamanation out of office", I hear them wail.

Every time we become more accepting of others or learn more about how the universe really works, America gets worse for the Christian Conservative.

5 CuriousLurker  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:29:26pm

re: #4 JeffFX

I don't think it's so much your average Christian conservative as it is hard-right evangelicals, who seem to have some serious issues dealing with reality & respecting boundaries whenever they're not allowed to have their way.

6 Decatur Deb  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:51:18pm

This was triggered by a series of problems, most notably the unhealthy relationship between some senior officers and fundies through the USAF Academy/Colorado Springs nexus.

7 The Questionable Timing of a Flea  Wed, Aug 22, 2012 6:37:32pm

re: #6 Decatur Deb

This was triggered by a series of problems, most notably the unhealthy relationship between some senior officers and fundies through the USAF Academy/Colorado Springs nexus.

Yep, exactly. You can read about the "why" of this kind of action at the Mililtary Religious Freedom Foundation--there's a trend of officers and base commanders abusing their authority to proselytize, and to hound non-Christians and non-believers that criticize this norm. Michael Weinstein and Chris Rodda (the latter also being one of the first to fact-check and criticize the now-omnipresent David Barton) are doing a very gutsy thing, and are taking some very ugly flack in the process. Rodda also blogs at FreeThoughtBlogs, and sometimes post the threatening and insulting messages she gets.


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