Interesting and disturbing story at the Blaze:
The leader of a church-state separatist group says that there’s a “revolt” underway at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., after officials there removed a Bible verse from a white board outside a cadet’s bedroom door following complaints that its presence was offensive.
Cadets angry over the Air Force Academy’s removal of the verse have since begun posting scripture from the Bible and the Koran on their whiteboards in solidarity, said Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
“The Air Force Academy has a revolt on their hands. What are they going to do?” Weinstein told TheBlaze Wednesday.
Read the rest. Weinstein is advocating trials and punishment for cadets who post Bible verses, claiming that they’re creating a “hostile” and intolerant atmosphere.
“Tolerance” is being deployed as a weapon far too often in this country, and more often than not it’s deployed against Christians. The long-term effect of this leads to making atheism an official and enforced state policy. That would be antithetical to this nation’s founding, which was as a haven for those who had met with persecution for their religious beliefs. It’s understanding that fact of history that should inform present readings of the separation of church and state.