Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bigots By Any Other Name...

Would be as annoying. Cross found at Air Force Academy's Wicca center -
The Air Force Academy, stung several years ago by accusations of Christian bias, has built a new outdoor worship area for pagans and other practitioners of Earth-based religions.

But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there.
Because the Christians have to remind the rest of us that we are evil and will burn in hell.

Things haven't changed that much.
In 2004, an academy survey found that many cadets felt that evangelical Christians were imposing their views and harassing non-Christians at the school
And just wait for the powers-that-be to get involved. They will clear things up.

Or maybe not
Weinstein [1977 graduate of the academy and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation] did not attend the meeting but said that faculty members who did described the official reaction as tepid.

One faculty member, who attended and asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter, supported Weinstein's characterization of the meeting.

The reaction would have been stronger, Weinstein said, if another worship center had been involved. Had a swastika been placed in the Jewish center, "heads would be rolling," he said.
But it's only those damn wiccans, so who cares about being tolerant? Or fair, or respectful, or whatever.


Zendo Deb said...

I'm not wiccan or pagan, but it is easy to follow the state of religious freedom in this country by following how they are treated.

Generally, they are not treated very well.

Mikee said...

Christians should be able to accept their belief that pagans are going to hell without being rude about it. Just like we do with the Muslims.

And speaking as a Catholic, I'm pretty sure those evangelical Christian non-Catholics are going to hell, too. But I'm not going to be rude to them about it, either, because whenever I tell them that, they get really upset at me.