More important, it's imperative that the Air Force ensure that the academy welcomes and accommodates cadets of all faiths, or none at all. Cadet training is, by its nature, an experience in which young men and women are under enormous pressure to conform. It is especially important, in that atmosphere, that cadets not feel that professing a certain religion is part of the norm to which they must adhere. Cadets need to know that they can serve the Air Force, and their country, even if they haven't signed up for Team Jesus Christ.In a separate story in the Post, the superintendent of the Academy has acknowledged that religious intolerance at the institution is pervasive.
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Team Jesus Christ
In an editorial titled "Team Jesus Christ" the Washington Post opines on the recent investigation into accusations of religious intolerance at the U.S. Air Force Academy.