Yet another example of the right-wing religious wingnuts in this country bringing out the worst behavior: Air Force Academy Chief Admits School Bias
The Lieutenant General in command said, "I have issues in my staff, and I have issues in my faculty — and that's my whole organization."
The article added, "He said he admonished the academy's No. 2 commander, Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida, a born-again Christian, for sending an e-mail promoting National Prayer Day."
A Brigadier General has to be told this? It said the Brigadier General agreed it was incorrect to do this once he was confronted, but the message (in essence, the establishment of religion in a government institution) was already out there.
More from the article: "The academy has been under investigation because of complaints that evangelical Christians have harassed cadets who do not share their faith. Some cadets have complained of anti-Semitic slurs."
The tone in any organization either comes from the top or is very strongly impacted by the signals received from leadership. However we look at this, the President (who, of course, is the military's Commander-in-Chief) and his cadre are responsible for yet another example of intolerance. We're going in reverse as a nation, and I hope the day comes when the people responsible for today's right-wing politics feel the shame they so richly deserve. The Founding Fathers would be appalled.