Sarcastic Billboard Asking Why Jesus Rules the Air Force Academy Rejected for Being “Not Factual”

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is practically the home base for evangelical Christians looking to proselytize in the military. It’s constantly in the news for leaders pushing their faith onto cadets.

President Obama is scheduled to deliver the final commencement address of his administration there on June 2, so the Military Religious Freedom Foundation figured it was as good a time as any to make a point about the importance of church/state separation at the institution. To that end, they designed this billboard to alert Obama to the situation in the hopes that he could do something about it:

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Army Sexual Harassment Speaker Tells Crowd They Can Only “Overcome the Horrors of Rape” with Jesus

During a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program held at Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal army base this past week, Tajuan McCarty was slated to talk about her experience as a sex-trafficking victim.

Instead, she gave them some questionable advice:

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Christians in Congress Demand Bibles Be Reinstated in Military POW/MIA Displays

Earlier this month, I posted about how the Military Religious Freedom Foundation had been calling out several VA clinics for having POW/MIA memorial tables with Bibles on them.

The MRFF members who raised the concerns (not all atheists, mind you) were fine with honoring soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action, but they didn’t understand why the government was promoting Christianity in the process. After all, it’s not like casualties of war are always Christian. For some of them, it was just another way of perpetuating the false notion that there are no atheists in foxholes.

The clinics eventually heeded the warnings, removing the bibles from the displays. It wasn’t an anti-Christian move; it was a pro-neutrality move.

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Now, the Congressional Prayer Caucus is demanding the return of the bibles to the memorial tables. Led by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), they sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald explaining that the display isn’t promoting Christianity just because the Bible’s included in it.

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VA Officials Remove Bibles from POW/MIA Displays After Request to Include “The God Delusion”

In late February, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation reported that there was a POW/MIA memorial table at a VA clinic in Akron, Ohio that included a Bible. While the 11 MRFF members who raised the issue obviously had no problem honoring soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action, they didn’t understand why the government was promoting Christianity in the process.

It’s not like casualties of war are always Christian. This was just another way of perpetuating the false notion that there are no atheists in foxholes.

MRFF President Mikey Weinstein contacted the clinic on his clients’ behalf and was soon told the Bible was no longer part of the display.

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But Weinstein wasn’t done yet.

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Atheist Alternative to Air Force Basic Training Church Gatherings Hits Record Attendance

A couple of years ago, Lackland Air Force Base in Texas began allowing Humanists a chance to gather on their own in lieu of attending church services during Air Force Basic Training.

Given that the previous alternative to going to church used to be staying back and cleaning the dorms, this was a welcome third option.

There were only 5 attendees when the alternative program got started.

And now?

They hit a new record over the past weekend with an astonishing 270 trainees and airmen attending a meeting.

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