MILITARY.COM – Religious Debate Intensifies on Academy Whiteboard

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An Air Force Academy cadet claims she was verbally and physically accosted by senior cadets for writing “there is no evidence that God ever existed” on her dorm whiteboard in response to a fellow cadet posting a Bible verse.

Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the cadet wrote the statement to point out that posting personal beliefs in a hallway of a squadron area is wrong.

But, according to the cadet’s parents who wrote Weinstein a letter, almost immediately upon writing the statement she was “shouted down” by two male cadets who were senior to her in rank. They called her “anti-faith” and said she was insulting “all people of faith.”

When she tried to stop them from wiping off the whiteboard they pushed her and forcibly held her back, the letter states. Weinstein would not name the cadet and, as the MRFF keeps its clients’ identifies confidential.

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