Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Galatians Deemed Offensive By The USAF

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Each USAF Academy cadet has a small whiteboard outside of their dorm rooms, the boards are used to leave notes and  messages and are not official in any way, shape, or form other than they are hanging on the wall of the USAF Academy and are meant for personal use. A cadet wrote Galatians 2:20 on his white board which immediately started a firestorm at the Academy. Unverified claims indicate that the exercise of freedom of speech offended some academy cadets but the only person who has gone on record as being offended is Mikey Weinstein director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, someone who never has nor ever could have served in the military. 

No the Military Religious Freedom Foundation does not exist to insure religious freedom in the military, it's primary goal is to eliminate religious freedom in the military. Someone at the academy, probably not a cadet, contacted Mr. Weinstein who contacted the Academy bureaucracy and less than 3 hours after the horrific offense was posted, it was removed without the permission of the student that posted it. 

Mr. Weinstein claims that posting scripture on a board used for personal communication was a violation of Air Force Regulation 1-1, however reviewing AFR 1-1 reveals that the removal of the post is the actual violation:
2.11. Government Neutrality Regarding Religion.Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for an individual’s free exercise of religion or other personal beliefs and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. For example, they must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion.
Put simply the leadership of the USAFA crushed the free exercise of religion of one cadet to satisfy the free expression of religion of Weinstein, an atheist who isn't even allowed in the dorms. Clearly Lt. Col. Denise Cooper, Assistant Professor of Management, Commander Cadet Group 3 was responsible for forcing her own and the religious beliefs of Mikey Weinstein down the throats of the Academy cadets. She should be ashamed of herself for despoiling the uniform and kowtowing to the desires of a political hack like Weinstein, but this is the depths that hatemongers like Weinstein and Cooper will sink to keep the message of the Good News of the Gospel from the youth of the military.

"In essence, what they are doing is preparing young men and women to defend the Constitution while at the same time depriving these cadets of their own constitutional liberties," said Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin, a man who clearly knows more about the military than the "nonner*" pencil pusher Lt. Col. Denise Cooper. But then this is what happens when you put unskilled children in charge of something that's clearly above their heads

*nonner = someone who is not in a position to support the combat operations of the USAF and it's probably safer that they are not.

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