A pro-family organization is thanking the United States Air Force Academy for defending religious liberty in a case involving some members of the school's football team.
On December 5th, before the football game against San Diego State began, several Air Force Academy cadets voluntarily knelt in prayer. But anti-Christian zealot Mikey Weinstein, who runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, threatened a lawsuit if the school did not ban the practice.
"Atheist Mikey Weinstein is a man who seems to have a hatred for Christianity," says Ed Vitagliano, executive vice president of the American Family Association. "Weinstein actually called the prayer of these Christian players 'putrid.' Well, in response, the Air Force Academy has summarily dismissed Weinstein's rants. The Air Force Academy has affirmed the right of cadets to pray and exercise their religious freedom."
Vitagliano tells OneNewsNow the Academy's prompt action can be traced to a March 2014 incident in which the school violated the religious freedoms of a cadet "by coercing him into erasing his white board that simply contained a Scripture verse which is hanging outside the cadet's dorm room. Well, that kind of outcry ... just heightened the awareness of officials at the Air Force Academy," the AFA executive adds.
The AFA applauds the Air Force Academy's stand in protecting religious liberty for its cadets.
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