USAFA Concocts Idiotic Lie to Explain MRFF-Exposed “John 3:16” Proselytizing on Soccer Field Banner — How Stupid Do They Think People Are?

Published On: November 3, 2022|Categories: Featured News|7 Comments|
Soccer field banner with USAFA player jersey numbers ordered 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 3, 16

Were the Air Force Academy staff who put the soccer team’s seniors’ jersey numbers on a banner at the October 30 game really so spatially challenged that they just happened to leave a big gap between the numbers 15 and 16 that was conveniently just the right size to add a “forgotten” 3 in front of the 16, uncannily forming the favorite Bible verse in sports — John 3:16?

This is what the Air Force Academy’s public affairs department is actually expecting people to believe!

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  1. Grey One Talks Sass November 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    In my many conversations with Christian Nationalists on this site I’ve learned that lying to someone outside their tribe is not an action of shame or against their understanding of the rules. In fact because Christian Nationalists are so persecuted (despite historically writing the laws and until a couple of decades ago exclusively voting on those laws) it’s necessary for their protection to ignore the big ten (no lies, loving ones neighbor) when speaking to anyone outside their tribe.

    It doesn’t matter to Christian Nationalists that anyone other than themselves sees through the lie because to them we others are of Satan – never mind that the concept of Satan is tied to the Christian faith which means Pagans aren’t necessarily worshipping Satan, but I digress.

    We others tell facts – but are dismissed because Satan. We others just want to exist – but are accused of being the aggressor in forcing our existence onto them because of their concept of Satan.

    I for one am beyond tired of Christian Nationalists defining what is and isn’t good in life. And for those of you who want to tell me that I should just ignore the ‘bad faith’ actors in the Christian Nationalist pool – well, they all act in bad faith leading to the axiom “every accusation is a confession”.

    Read the news. There are far more child molester and rapist clergy in the news (not just charged but convicted by a jury of their peers) than Drag Queens reading stories to kids – just saying.

    I’ve said this before – when all expressions of religion are banned from the public square the responsibility will be entirely due to the efforts of Christian Nationalists. The pile of receipts is adding up.

  2. Elizabeth Decoux November 12, 2022 at 9:38 am

    I am surprised and disappointed that MRFF would spend its finite resources, including political capital, on making a mountain out of this molehill. Do you really think the athletic department was trying to convert people by putting a number out of order? I don’t. I think you’re wasting your resources on a non-issue. Your work is important. Please get back to the real problems in the military.

  3. Marty France November 12, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Elizabeth, given enough mole hills, you can eventually make a mountain–something that fundamentalist christians have been doing at USAFA for decades. Taken alone, this one incident may not seem like much, except for several other factors:
    1. We have it on direct authority from members of the USAFA staff that this was NOT a mistake.
    2. We heard from several who were at the event and saw it as another boulder (not just a mole hill) added to the mountain
    3. USAFA’s own explanation was simply infantile and silly. You forget a player’s number (3) and decide it’ll be easiest to put it in front of the 16? Why not AFTER the 16 at the end of the list?
    So, yes, we do think that the members of the athletic department were trying to send a message–a very unconstitutional one: that the men’s soccer team (if not the entire athletic dept) is dominated by and shows preference to evangelical christians who are viewed as “more equal than others.”
    These ARE real problems with the military and at USAFA, for those that see it every day and felt offended enough to report the incident. It turns out that you can actually die from a thousand little cuts and make a mountain out of enough mole hills. I’ve seen careers ended for much less than that.
    Marty France
    Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)
    Professor Emeritus, USAF Academy
    MRFF Advisory Board Member

  4. eeter November 12, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Death Con 3 on the Jews

  5. MRFF Delusions November 15, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Keep fantasizing MRFF. Your paranoid delusions are second only to your idiocy. This is why nobody takes your bullshit organization seriously.

    BTW, are you idiots excited for Wreath Day on the 17th? Can’t wait to see you frothing from the mouths and seething over it.

  6. Grey One Talks Sass November 15, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Gaslighters tell others not to be hysterical as they change the level of the gas (and light).

    Fascists tell others not to be hysterical as they remove all rights from all not considered “pure”.

    ‘MRFF Delusions’, like so many others before them believes they will never suffer the consequences of their actions or horrible beliefs.

    It is my sincere hope they are quickly proved incorrect.

  7. BirdManBlue November 15, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    Well “MRFF Delusions,” you take us seriously enough to check out the website, read at least one article, and post a comment. Given your writing skills, that’s probably most a full day. You can relax now. We’ve got it from here.
    As for the Wreaths, we’ve already responded to the AOG on that one. Here’s my note that I sent as an individual. Trigger alert: it has big words. Also, how would you feel about a little Star of David flag put on the grave of a loved one? One persons decoration is another desecration. As for WAA, these “well-meaning christians” should keep their winter mulch to themselves and their own.

    Dearest AOG,
    I strongly disagree with your solicitation of funding and support for this effort. No graduate or veteran should have their grave adorned with what many consider to be a distinctly Christian tradition without the express permission of their survivors. Last year, I noted graves of non-Christians desecrated with religious symbols, including a retired Permanent Professor and Brigadier General that had a distinct Atheist symbol on his grave. If Wreaths Across America want to adorn the graves of Christians with wreaths–graves that they are SURE are Christian and have the approval of their survivors, then knock yourselves out. But to just assume that all families want the graves of their loved ones marked with your Christian symbol is the height of religious privilege and bias.
    I write this note not only as a graduate and father of a graduate–both of us avowed Atheists–but as a retired Permanent Professor and Professor Emeritus who devoted more than 21 years of his life to the Academy and three years as an elected member of the AOG Board of Directors–all the while with both of us suffering from blatant Fundamentalist Christian bias. (My son was forced to march in “Heathen Flight” during BCT) As an advisory committee member of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, I also help represent thousands of clients that do not believe the USAF Academy should just ASSUME that all buried at the Academy cemetery should be adorned with Christian decorations.
    Let me ask you this… would you be okay if a group of Muslims adorned ALL USAFA graves with flags that said, in Arabic, “Allahu Akbar!” of flags with a Star of David and the note, “Shalom?”
    I’m sick and tired of this shit. I’m tired of standing for your prayers and invocations after the National Anthem and at events like graduation–I don’t play that anymore. We’re not all Christian Nationalists! The MRFF will again strenuously object to this uncalled-for besmirching of graves again this year as we have in the past. See you on 17 Dec!
    Oh, and by the way… just a little research will show you that WAA is an invented commercial event and charity designed to enrich the family that is the producer and sales agent for these wreaths–a great scam that I would’ve loved to invent. Also, their charitable organization rating is well below the 100% earned by the MRFF.

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