11/1/18 – MRFF In Frontline Fight For Jewish Rights At USAF Academy & Fort Huachuca

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  1. Beth Zion MMC

    As I read the letter of the parent to the MRFF here over a couple times, this is nothing but an alleged incident at this point in time, since no report was filed with the USAFA personnel. Also, this was not something that was said to the Jewish cadet in question to his face, but according to the parents letter, it was just something that was overheard while at the table in the dining hall.

    What the upper class cadet said was not religious intolerance but his own biblical viewpoint as the parents said that they quoted John 14:6, which is what our Jewish Messiah said to his disciples. Also, the Jewish Apostle Paul also said in 1 Cor. 1:18 “that “for the word of the cross is folly, or offensive, to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” First of all, the upper class cadets have every right to share or speak their own religious viewpoints in this case because it was not being spoken directly to the freshman cadet here. There is no law that says that they have to only quietly or whisper their religious views when they are talking to another fellow Christian.

    If this freshman cadet got hurt feelings or was offended by what he overheard at the table, he better just get use to it in the military, for he may overhear other things said from commanding officers that may bother him. Would this young cadet be just as bothered or hurt if he overheard at the table God’s name being taken in vein? Would he complain to his parents about that? Would he be just as offended if the upper class cadets were dogging him about his favorite sports teams, or ripping on him from what city he comes from or the older cadets loudly talking about the size of their girlfriends breasts?

    The USAFA had it right when saying that every cadet has a right to the free expression of their religious viewpoints, and in this case, it was not being said to his face or in a manner of proselytizing.

    If I could address the mother here I would say, time for you to cut the umbilical cord to your son and let him grow up now, he is not a “child” any more but a man and in the military. To the young cadet I would say, grow some balls and stop running to your mommy just because you overheard something that offended you or hurt your feelings!

    I was shocked reading the parents letter to read that the mother said that we are considering on pulling him out of the academy. Well mom and dad, that is not your choice, your son is an adult and that is a decision only he can make if he wants to separate from the Academy.

    Let me ask this question, what if this was not the Academy we are talking about, but let’s just say he was attending some large public college like the Univ. of Georgia. He is sitting in the dining commons there and some students at a table near him said the exact same thing or worse like something anti-Semitic. Would he be just as offended or hurt and go running off to call mommy about what happened and would the parents still threaten to pull their “child” out of the university because he got his religious feelings hurt???

  2. Grey One talks sass

    Beth Zion pretends to be reasonable. They make several arguments which use false equivalence by comparing a public university to the military.

    No need to play the what if game as Beth Zion isn’t interested in hearing anyone’s opinion except their own. Their comparison of religious intolerance to sports team rivalry makes that point clear.

    As I see the events in the letter the upper classmen are in a position of authority and by broadcasting their personal opinions promoted one religion over another. This is against military rules, not that I expect the USAFA command to do anything but ignore the situation.

    Christian Nationalists need to get it through their thick skulls that they are not the only religion on the planet and in the military. I’m not holding my breath though. As I’ve observed Christian Nationalists are super bullies but aren’t very bright.

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