FOX NEWS – Air Force officer faces investigation over Bible on his desk

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4 Comments

  1. Convivencia

    Hello, “soldier avatar”wden,
    Mutiny isn’t the way to go. Neither is pre-enlistment religious profiling. Remember separation of church and state from schooldays? Remember separation of church and state must be adhered to when you wear a uniform BECAUSE rank and morale are closely intertwined.

  2. DeLynn Mora

    Amendment 1 of the Constitution guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” As an American, it does not offend me for anyone to have a religious book, or anti-religious book, on his or her desk. Why? Because I 100% believe that Americans have freedom of religion. While I’m a Christian, it does not bother me if Muslims pray at work, or read the Qur’an at work. It does not bother me if Orthodox Jews read the Tanakh or Talmud at work. It does not bother me if Atheists read militant atheist books at work. Satanists as well can read their book at work; I’m all for the Golden Rule. I respect the right of every American to freely exercise their faith or no faith, and I’m sad that this Air Force person is being persecuted for freely practicing his faith at his work. He has the right to have the Bible at his work, same as Atheists have the right to have a Richard Dawkin’s book at their work!

  3. Connie

    DeLynn Mora,

    You don’t mind if someone in the military is showing a religious preference?

    First – it’s not up to you. The military (actually all governmental employees) have very specific regulations they must follow to ensure no one promotes their personal faith while representing all citizens of the USA.

    Second – your privilege is showing. As the dominant faith in the USA Christians have crossed the church/state line for many years with no one saying much of anything. You appear to be open minded but many of your fellow Christians do not share your viewpoint.

    An example – My husband (he is dead now so I can tell this story) was Asatru. His immediate superior was Christian and didn’t like the fact my hubby was not. Hubby was treated extreme hazing to include cigarette burns to his hands – all part of the training don’tchaknow. When hubbies spirit wouldn’t break he was treated to an attempted rape party. I say attempted because hubby was a very good Marine and Viking. For his troubles his superior officer had him court martialed out of the Corps – all because he didn’t share the ‘common’ belief.

    I’m not saying you are bigoted like the folks I’ve encountered before but naive in your thought processes. Just because you are tolerant doesn’t mean anyone else shares your worldview. Military life is nothing like being a civilian.

    You know all military folk take an oath to defend the Constitution and to follow the regulations governing the Armed Forces? What does it say then, when a person places their faith above such an oath?

  4. Micky L

    Phony investigation in the name of Jesus … again.

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