Twelve O’Clock High: Vespers?
A lawsuit against the Air Force Academy, alleging Christian indoctrination, has been thrown out in Federal District Court. A military chaplain, the plaintiffs allege, had urged cadets to attend a Christian service or “burn in the fires of hell”, part of a general pattern of proselytism. The suit was thrown out. As the New York Times reports: Judge Parker said the graduates could not claim that their First Amendment rights were violated, because they no longer attended the academy. Moreover, he said, the group failed to give specific examples of which cadets had been harmed, or when.
Last year, an Air Force committee concluded that there was no overt religious bias at the academy. Coming soon: fewer hell-bent flyers.