And, just to let you know that Tony Perkins never sleeps, we have this:
The investigation into whether some cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy went too far in preaching Christianity has generated a separate controversy. Pro-family conservatives now say evangelical Christians might be suffering discrimination at the hands of the Air Force.
“I am concerned that efforts to address a few unfortunate incidents may become an excuse for discrimination against evangelical Christians,” Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, wrote in a letter to Gerald A. Reynolds, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairman (USCCR).
Perkins was referring to the investigative council established by the Air Force in May to study allegations of “religious intolerance” at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The “intolerance” allegedly included senior cadets harassing non-Christians by denying them off-campus passes to attend other religious services; cadets uttering anti-Semitic slurs and academy professors “proselytizing” in class.
Between May 10 and 13, the 16-member investigative council, headed by Lt. Gen. Roger Brady, personally met with more than 300 cadets, instructors, and academy personnel.
As a result, the Air Force on June 22 promised in a press release that it would “work on developing wider cultural awareness,” among the students and staff at the academy and that it would remind commanders to make sure individual religious beliefs were accommodated.
So, when the Air Force finds that things aren’t kosher, that people were acting out of line, and that things need to be addressed even though the conclusion is the abuses are not systematic, the FRC worries that those alleged to be causing the problem might be persecuted.
The best defense is a good offense, and we know how these guys (Perkins and crew) love to play the victim card. After all, it is your Commanding Officer’s right to tell you that you have to believe in his God or burn in the fiery pits of hell. Everyone knows that. At least, everyone at the FRC.