The U.S. Air Force Academy, viewed in recent years as a deplorable example of religious intolerance, is now accommodating witches, warlocks, druids, and other worshipers of “Earth-centered” religions. A stone circle has been allowed on a hill somewhere on the academy’s vast military grounds in the Colorado Springs area.
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, a pagan, worked to convince academy officials to allow the space. “When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn’t have anywhere to call home,” he said in a news release. “Now, they meet every Monday night, they get to go on retreats, and they have a stone circle.” He added that the academy hasn’t stood in the way of the idea and that the chaplain’s office has been “100 percent” supportive.
Dscriber: Air Force Academy creates space for pagans, druids, wicans
(via Religion News)
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February 1, 2010 at 7:16 pm
The Air Force can accomidate every superstition but still struggles with atheism, an effort to root out superstition. As long as you eat from the same buffet line they don’t care what you take. But heaven help you if you try to eat somewhere else because there more nutritious and delicious options tempt you away
May 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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