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Air Force Cracks Down On Christian 'Coercion'
World Net Daily ^ | 11-21-04 | WestVirginiaRebel

Posted on 11/21/2004 1:21:55 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel

In a move that echoes the recent decision of the U.S. Department of Defense to deny Boy Scouts use of military facilities, the US Air Force Academy is warning Christian cadets to curb their faith.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bigotry; usafa
OH for the love of a vaguely defined, non-denominational philisophical entity...
1 posted on 11/21/2004 1:21:55 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

we need to stop this harrasment at the academy


2 posted on 11/21/2004 1:23:43 PM PST by Gibtx (pajamahadeen call to arms.....)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Well, I guess I'll drop my campaign to have the Air Force change its advertising slogan to "Aim On High".


3 posted on 11/21/2004 1:23:47 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

...and we voted for a CONSERVATIVE.


4 posted on 11/21/2004 1:23:57 PM PST by nanak (Tom Tancredo 2008:Last Hope to Save America)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Lots of comments at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1285124/posts


5 posted on 11/21/2004 1:24:59 PM PST by Mr Rogers
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Rosa cited Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as an example of the problem being caused by Christians at the academy. When the film was playing locally, some cadets emailed members of their squadron suggesting they see it as a group. "People felt they were being coerced," Rosa says

Christians are tolerable only if they shut up. This is the kind of bigotry we are going to continue to encounter in America until we unmask what the socalled "victims" truely are-antiChristians who worship a different God threatened by Christ; Marx and his salvation through The State of Almighty Man.

6 posted on 11/21/2004 1:26:35 PM PST by PeoplesRep_of_LA (I can't believe I voted for this Cheap Labor Activist)
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To: nanak
...and we voted for a CONSERVATIVE.

They do not make Conservatives like the used to.

7 posted on 11/21/2004 1:26:41 PM PST by pete anderson
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Rosa cited Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as an example of the problem being caused by Christians at the academy. When the film was playing locally, some cadets emailed members of their squadron suggesting they see it as a group.

"People felt they were being coerced," Rosa says

8 posted on 11/21/2004 1:26:57 PM PST by EggsAckley (...............stop unnecessary excerpting.................)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

This has been posted and discussed at length here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1285124/posts


10 posted on 11/21/2004 1:27:24 PM PST by SSgtRast (Doing my best to tick off the secular left.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

And we have yet to hear from Rum. on this - strange to say the least - Very strange -

It does make you wonder if they took the Q from the Defense Dept. - and is this yet another step in the plan to change America forever - Evidently keeping President Bush has done nothing to put a halt to the mess -

At least the House stood by the scouts - Bravo for them -


11 posted on 11/21/2004 1:28:13 PM PST by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Put all these 'piles of SH**' that call themselves American military into the front lines in Fallujah and let them see if THEY still want to act like other LAWYER SCUMBAGS?

Let them see what it is like to be an AMERICAN MARINE --- GOD - CORPS - COUNTRY


12 posted on 11/21/2004 1:28:22 PM PST by steplock (http://www.outoftimeradio.org)
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To: nanak
...and we voted for a CONSERVATIVE

Not really. We voted for the (much) lesser of two evils.

13 posted on 11/21/2004 1:31:18 PM PST by skip_intro
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To: SSgtRast

Thanks! The search engine is my friend...


14 posted on 11/21/2004 1:33:54 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel ("Nature abhors a moron."-H.L. Mencken)
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To: skip_intro
We voted for the (much) lesser of two evils.

You're calling President Bush "evil"?

15 posted on 11/21/2004 1:36:29 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

I called him a "lesser evil".


16 posted on 11/21/2004 1:38:25 PM PST by skip_intro
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
I want someone to tell me if the United States Air Force is denying access to Boy Scouts at its bases. My own Troop 24 at Malmstrom Air Force Base back in the early sixties was sponsored by the base. I am going to go ballistic if the military has turned its back on the Boy Scouts.

My son has been lying in his grave for sixteen years wearing his Boy Scout Uniform.

Somebody needs to tell me if the sons of bitches running the U.S. military are now my worst enemies.

17 posted on 11/21/2004 1:49:37 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

This war is brought to you by the letters P and C.


18 posted on 11/21/2004 1:51:37 PM PST by Captainpaintball (Tell Bush to run up a deficit on his political capital.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Inasmuch as Jesus commanded disciples to perpetuate themselves (the great commission, Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15,16); to demand that Christians NOT evangelize is to demand that they not practice their religion. At the Academy Christianity has effectively been outlawed.


19 posted on 11/21/2004 2:01:08 PM PST by Designed
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

It defies logic to twist 'tolerance' to mean that the majority has to shut up so that the minority feels comfortable, but that is where we have let ourselves be cornered into.


20 posted on 11/21/2004 2:05:28 PM PST by JFK_Lib
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To: EggsAckley

If the cadets felt coerced being invited to a movie, I sure hope they don't have to fight in a war!

I guess if they weren't invited they would be screaming discrimination and exclusion.

These people need to grow up!


21 posted on 11/21/2004 2:13:32 PM PST by jan in Colorado (I'm not opinionated, I'm Just Always "Right "!)
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To: Lil'freeper

Ping.


22 posted on 11/21/2004 2:21:47 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."-Pope JPII)
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To: jan in Colorado
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Yeah, like I feel "coerced" to buy whatever "hot" stock manages to sneak by Mr. Norton. Gimme a break. The delete button is that little one over there.....

23 posted on 11/21/2004 2:24:11 PM PST by Othniel (Democrats are like roaches: Shine the Light on them, and they scatter for the darkness.)
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To: Othniel

LOL


24 posted on 11/21/2004 2:55:57 PM PST by jan in Colorado (I'm not opinionated, I'm Just Always "Right "!)
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To: jan in Colorado

Right on target; if the poor darlings feel coerced by an invitation, they have no business in a military officer's uniform.


25 posted on 11/21/2004 3:20:30 PM PST by kas2591 (Life's harder when you're stupid.)
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To: Designed
Inasmuch as Jesus commanded disciples to perpetuate themselves (the great commission, Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15,16); to demand that Christians NOT evangelize is to demand that they not practice their religion.

Yeah, you'd think somebody would file a lawsuit. Oh wait, the ACLU and lawyers in general have been knowingly hiding behind sophist arguementing to advance their Radical Secularist agenda for decades...Sorry I forgot the lay of the land for a second there.

26 posted on 11/21/2004 3:32:12 PM PST by PeoplesRep_of_LA (I can't believe I voted for this Cheap Labor Activist)
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To: kas2591

I was offended and coerced by the MSM and the far left wackos but instead of crying about it I solved the problem myself.

I turned to FR! ;)


27 posted on 11/21/2004 3:39:53 PM PST by jan in Colorado (I'm not opinionated, I'm Just Always "Right "!)
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To: jan in Colorado

I hope to hell we don't have any muslims at the academy.


28 posted on 11/21/2004 4:09:20 PM PST by shubi (Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom,must undergo the fatigues of supporting it.)
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To: shubi

They are fighting a different war!


29 posted on 11/21/2004 4:19:11 PM PST by jan in Colorado (I'm not opinionated, I'm Just Always "Right "!)
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