MILITARY.COM – Schwartz Addresses Military, Religion Tension

For the second time in less than a year Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has laid down the law to Air Force commanders and supervisors about keeping religion out of the Air Force’s business.

But in a series of emailed questions and answers with Military.com, Schwartz downplayed the continuing controversy and declined a direct response when asked directly if there would be consequences for future violations.

“As in all matters, I expect all Air Force members to maintain standards of leadership, performance and conduct,” Schwartz said in a Sept. 22 email. Schwartz also addressed whether dealing with the issue is more difficult for him because he is Jewish and the alleged proselytizing and religious favoritism has been by evangelical Christians…

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