Religious bias probed at Air Force Academy.

By May 6, 2005

USA (AP/MNN)–The Pentagon is launching a probe investigating proselytizing complaints at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

According to the Associated Press, members of ‘Americans United For Separation of Church and State’ completed their own investigation on religious discrimination.

What their findings revealed was a connection between military education, the instructors, and their Christian faith. The AUFCS claims the religious bias they have favors Christians to the exclusion of other faiths.

That prompted the accusation and federal investigation. The problem, so says AP, came to light when internal surveys circulated inviting the reports of religious discrimination. From those, 55 cases were reported.

The biggest complaint from the AUSCS cites prayers that were held before academy-sanctioned events, along with pressure to attend chapel services.

Other complaints centered around teachers’ comments about God, the Lord and faith during instruction times or communications.

Pray for the believers on campus, that their faith remains strong.

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