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« Topic Start: February 01, 2010, 06:46:55 pm »

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« Reply #1: February 01, 2010, 06:58:55 pm »

Well, that will piss off Dobson's group.
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« Reply #2: February 01, 2010, 07:22:16 pm »

Well, that will piss off Dobson's group.

That was my thought - though it will thrill the SO (20 yrs in air force and his dog tags say druid for religion)
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« Reply #3: February 01, 2010, 09:38:45 pm »

Well, that will piss off Dobson's group.

Too damn bad. He's about time he and his followers learned that freedom of religion doesn't just apply to them.
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« Reply #4: February 03, 2010, 07:46:39 pm »


   On the evening news tonight, NBC actually mentioned this.  Also said that there has been one desicration there already.    ( I'm betting that the desicrators will most likely never be caught. )   At least the news anchor handled the news bit very well.
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« Reply #5: February 03, 2010, 08:05:50 pm »

   On the evening news tonight, NBC actually mentioned this.  Also said that there has been one desicration there already.    ( I'm betting that the desicrators will most likely never be caught. )   At least the news anchor handled the news bit very well.

There'd be a hue and a cry if it was one of the JCI that got desecrated, C getting the biggest and I getting the smallest of said hue and cry. The rest of us just need to suck it up and hope there aren't protestors.
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« Reply #6: February 03, 2010, 08:11:05 pm »


That is so great! Too bad there's already been some disrepect...
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« Reply #7: February 03, 2010, 10:42:35 pm »

Also said that there has been one desicration there already.    ( I'm betting that the desicrators will most likely never be caught. )

They probably will not be caught because catching them after the fact would be hard. However, unless Gould has changed a lot since he was a captain at Randolph AFB back in the 80s, I doubt he would turn a blind eye to the person who did it if he or she were caught. 
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« Reply #8: February 04, 2010, 06:20:33 pm »


That link is dead already, but there is another.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/01/air-force-academy-gives-p_n_444800.html

I rented Constantine's Sword a few weeks back and it started and ended at the AFA and Ted Haggard.  I was fairly impressed with the documentary as a whole.

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« Reply #9: February 04, 2010, 06:51:05 pm »

Not really surprised to see this knowing Jeffries.

Air Force Academy's pagan mistake

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/02/air_force_academys_pagan_mistake.html
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« Reply #10: February 04, 2010, 08:18:46 pm »

Air Force Academy's pagan mistake

And here's the rather ridiculous response of the Catholic League, a right-wing "group" (though I use the term loosely, since it seems to be essentially one person, Bill Donohue), to the desecration:

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1765

It's snicker-worthy because you know if he entered a Roman Catholic church to find someone had erected a pentacle, he'd be the first screaming desecration.
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« Reply #11: February 04, 2010, 08:26:46 pm »

Not really surprised to see this knowing Jeffries.

Air Force Academy's pagan mistake

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/02/air_force_academys_pagan_mistake.html

   Oh dear !!!  *sigh*...

  The comments following were pretty good.  A couple were especially well thought out and worded.
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« Reply #12: February 04, 2010, 10:25:50 pm »

Not really surprised to see this knowing Jeffries.

Air Force Academy's pagan mistake

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/02/air_force_academys_pagan_mistake.html

I see Paul Hume has commented on this article.  Well said, Paul.
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« Reply #13: February 04, 2010, 10:51:21 pm »

Not really surprised to see this knowing Jeffries.

Air Force Academy's pagan mistake

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/02/air_force_academys_pagan_mistake.html

I wonder what the response would have been if the pagan cadets had simply used the cross as firewood, with appropriate thanks to those who donated it.  After all, it's made of wood and it was left at a place where fires will be built.  No need to read religious insult into something that could easily have been a donation in good faith.

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« Reply #14: February 04, 2010, 10:57:40 pm »

I wonder what the response would have been if the pagan cadets had simply used the cross as firewood, with appropriate thanks to those who donated it.  After all, it's made of wood and it was left at a place where fires will be built.  No need to read religious insult into something that could easily have been a donation in good faith.

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Lessee...I think the Academy is in Colorado Springs...and they're currently undergoing an awful budget shortfall thanks to a tax payer Bill of Rights that has gutted their budget...and one of the places that the city has had to seriously cut back is in the Parks department. The Fire Department has met with some budget cuts, too.

So, since there will be no watering and the Parks Department can't maintain the parks really (they took out the trashcans a little bit ago), that would leave things to the fire department, and I suspect they wouldn't rush out.
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