Anti-Christian Group: Air Force Football Player’s Prayer Is “Putrid Example” of Exceptionalism – Must Stop
The anti-Christian Military Religious Freedom foundation filed a complaint after several Air Force football team players were pictured praying together before a game.
The anti-Christian group called the gesture a “putrid example” of fundamentalist Christian supremacy.
“It’s a disgrace. It’s a putrid example of fundamentalist Christian supremacy, triumphalism and exceptionalism and it has to stop,”
So once again the radical leftist minority will force Christians into the closet.
Such open-minded people.
A decade after the Air Force Academy football team invited controversy and censure over an “I am a member of Team Jesus” banner in its locker room, the Falcons again appear to be striking a decidedly Christian pose, its members dropping to one knee and holding hands in a public pre-game prayer circle.
The academy issued a statement saying it is investigating the practice after cadets and faculty brought it to the attention of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group.
“The United States Air Force Academy is attentive to all religious freedom concerns, and we are conducting an inquiry into the complaint,” a statement from the school said. “The Air Force is dedicated to maintaining an environment in which people can realize their highest potential, regardless of personal religious or other beliefs.”
The academy did not say how long the Falcons have been offering the team prayer. One photo on a Defense Department website shows the team at prayer before the start of the second half of a 2013 game.
Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the Falcons’ public prayer ritual falls afoul of the establishment clause by creating the appearance that the academy shows a preference for a particular organized religion.
Cadets and faculty who have contacted him said some players take part in the prayer circle to avoid conflict with other teammates or out of fear of retaliation.