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  • Air Force Cadets Angry Over What Happened W/ Bible Verses Staged a ‘Revolt' (Mikey Weinstein)

    03/12/2014 1:15:06 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 43 replies ^ | Mar. 12, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The leader of a church-state separatist group says that there’s a “revolt” underway at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., after officials there removed a Bible verse from a white board outside a cadet’s bedroom door following complaints that its presence was offensive. Cadets angry over the Air Force Academy’s removal of the verse have since begun posting scripture from the Bible and the Koran on their whiteboards in solidarity, said Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “The Air Force Academy has a revolt on their hands. What are they going to do?” Weinstein...
  • Newspaper confirms former Air Force Academy cadet's OSI account

    12/09/2013 6:11:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | December 7, 2013 | Dave Philipps
    When former Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas faced a disciplinary board in August 2012, a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said he would come to explain how Thomas worked dozens of cases as a confidential informant and had been of great service to the Air Force. The agent never showed up, and Thomas was expelled from the academy eight months later. On Friday, an active-duty member of the Air Force Academy with direct knowledge of the case said the agent, Brandon Enos, did not show up because he was told not to by the...
  • Stealth bombers: Air Force allegedly using snitches to catch rule-breaking cadets

    12/02/2013 11:58:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 12/2/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The U.S. Air Force reportedly had cadets snitch on one another in an effort to root out rule-breaking. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Mike Kaplan/Released) The United States Air Force reportedly has created a “secret system” of informants at its academy in Colorado Springs to snitch on fellow cadets who break the rules, in an attempt to curb drug abuse and combat sexual assault. While those who join the Air Force pledge never to lie, cheat or steal, or "tolerate among us anyone who does,” the service allegedly urged informants to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while gathering information to...
  • Air Force Academy's hiring of anti-gay author draws ire from advocates

    11/21/2013 2:00:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/20/2013 | Leo Shane III
    Gay rights advocates are demanding Air Force Academy officials explain why they hired a controversial anti-gay author as part of their ethics program, saying his views are offensive and potentially destructive. It’s the latest controversy for academy officials who for years have fought to clean up their image as a haven for Christian fundamentalists. Advocates say it also raises questions about how seriously officials are working to end lingering discrimination against gay cadets. Mike Rosebush, who now works as a research analyst for the academy’s Center of Character and Leadership Development, was hired by the academy in 2009, before the...
  • GAP delivers early Christmas present to pro-family group

    11/14/2013 11:04:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | Friday, November 08, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    A major U.S. retailer has decided to have a heart for Christmas after a five-year campaign by the American Family Association.About eight years ago, roughly 80 percent of the nation's retailers ignored the theme of Christmas in their stores and in advertising, choosing instead to use the politically correct terms "Happy Holidays" or "Holiday Sales." According to Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, while there has been a major turnaround among the companies, there have been some holdouts."One particularly is GAP, which owns the GAP stores and Old Navy stores all across the nation," he...
  • Wisconsin Legislator Calls Pro-Life Organization a “Hate Group”

    11/12/2013 2:11:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    After debating a bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would allow motorists to purchase a Choose Life license plate for their vehicles, a Wisconsin state legislator called a pro-life organization supporting the plates a “hate group.” During the Assembly Transportation Committee’s Executive Session this morning, Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) made what Wisconsin Family Action calls “outlandish allegations” against it in his attempt to discredit WFA. Danou allegedly called the organization a “hate group” and WFA is not happy about it. The following a response WFA sent LifeNews from its president, Julaine Appling: “Rep. Danou’s statements today while discussing the proposed...
  • Begich supports extending open enrollment

    10/23/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 47 replies
    NewsMiner ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | N/A
    Sen. Mark Begich says he supports extending open enrollment for individuals to buy health insurance under the federal health care law. The Alaska Democrat, in a statement, says he wants to work with the Obama administration to ensure individuals aren't unfairly penalized if technical issues continue with the online insurance marketplaces. Spokeswoman Heather Handyside says Begich wants to see how things with the site play out over the next several weeks and consider what makes sense. Glitches have plagued the site since open enrollment began Oct. 1. The law requires most Americans have insurance starting next year or face fines....
  • Company that helps Alaskans navigate federal marketplace reports low enrollment (3 enrolled)

    10/23/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    NewsMiner ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | Matt Buxton
    FAIRBANKS — A company trying to sign up Alaskans in the new federal health insurance marketplace told state legislators Tuesday that it had signed up just three people since Oct. 1. “We have worked across the entire state of Alaska and all the communities in outreach education and enrollment. ... Unfortunately, the marketplace is not functioning,” said Tyann Boling, the chief operating officer of Enroll Alaska, a company that helps people navigate the website and in return receives commissions from insurance companies. “We’ve only had the ability to enroll three individuals in the marketplace. We expected at this point...
  • Pentagon's True Take on Pro-family, Christian Groups Remains Cloudy

    10/19/2013 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando
    The New American ^ | October, 18, 2013 | Dave Bohon
    The U.S. Army has appeared to do an about-face on some derogatory information recently released about the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA). Fox News reported that in early October dozens of active duty and reserve Army troops were informed during a briefing at Camp Shelby in Mississippi that the respected pro-family organization should be classified as a hate group. According to Fox, during a slide presentation at the briefing the AFA was listed “alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers, and the Nation of Islam.” But after the story about the misinformation gained...
  • Army corrects Camp Shelby for labeling American Family Association as hate group

    10/15/2013 5:28:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Jackson Clarion Ledger | 10/15/2013
    Article may not be posted per FR posting rules (Gannett). Link to the article here. Synopsis: The linkage was yet another example of an over-eager National Guard EEO briefing.
  • US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'

    10/14/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies ^ | 10/14/2013 | Todd Starnes
    “The instructor said AFA could be considered a hate group because they don’t like gays,” the soldier told me. “The slide was talking about how AFA refers to gays as sinners and heathens and derogatory terms.” The soldier, who is an evangelical Christian, said the chaplain defended the Christian ministry. “He kept asking the instructor, ‘Are you sure about that, son? Are you sure about that?’” he said, recalling the back and forth. Later in the briefing, the soldiers were reportedly told that they could face punishment for participating in organizations that are considered hate groups. That considered, the soldier...
  • Air Force Academy faced toilet paper shortage, thanks to shutdown (Go to the grocery store)

    10/04/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    msn ^ | 10/4/2013 | staff
    The government shutdown almost made the U.S. Air Force Academy an incredibly uncomfortable place to be. The Colorado-based academy was on the verge of a toilet paper shortage. No, really. "We're not always aware at a high level who has the contracts with the toilet paper but we found out pretty fast and we fixed it," Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, told Fox21News.
  • AFA graduation: Class of 2013 told to 'do what is right for our Air Force'

    05/29/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/29/2013 | Jakob Rodgers
    Beneath a rousing flyover of decades-old warbirds, 1,024 newly commissioned second lieutenants graduated Wednesday from the Air Force Academy - saluting the military's past while looking to its future. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, in one of his last acts as the Air Force's top civilian, implored the cadets to tackle the service's many challenges, a lingering war, fiscal uncertainty and the "scourge" of pervasive sexual assaults during the ceremony at Falcon Stadium. "Each of you is responsible for the character of this Air Force, and its reputation," Donley said. "And I therefore charge you to serve with integrity, and...
  • IRS target: Jail 'criminal' tax collectors ('We have reached a new low in American politics')

    05/21/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    Internal Revenue Service managers and workers involved in the Obama administration’s targeting of conservative groups were engaged in criminal activity, and should face those charges in court, according to one of the organizations in the program’s bull’s-eye. “We believe the IRS has been involved in criminal activity,” said Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association. “When a government office abuses its power to access personal financial records, then uses that information as a tool for revenge, we have reached a new low in American politics.” The AFA Tuesday called for charges to be filed against all of those involved...
  • Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists

    04/10/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    pj tattler ^ | 4/10/13 | Bryan Preston
    Last week we reported on the Army EEO briefing that described evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” alongside the likes of the KKK and al Qaeda. That incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Today, Todd Starnes reports that an Army officer at Ft. Campbell, KY sent an email to subordinates using similar descriptions and epithets. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from LTC Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army...
  • Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups” ("Anti-Gay")

    04/09/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 9, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army officer sent an email to dozens of subordinates listing the American Family Association and Family Research Council as “domestic hate groups” because they oppose homosexuality — and warned officers to monitor soldiers who might be supporters of the groups. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from Lt. Col. Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right...
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...
  • Wilson: God will Curse America for Re-Electing Obama

    11/09/2012 1:11:18 PM PST · by tflabo · 70 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 11/8/2012 | Brian Tashman
    Yesterday, Buster Wilson of the American Family Association said that God will punish and curse America for re-electing Obama over his supposed mistreatment of Israel. He also lamented that health care reform will not be repealed and that if Obama has the opportunity to appoint new justices to the Supreme Court
  • The New Normal: Group of moms boycott new pro-homosexual TV show

    07/25/2012 5:27:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | Katie Craine
    July 24, 2012 ( – A pro-family group is calling on citizens to boycott a new NBC television series focusing on a gay couple who obtain a surrogate to have a baby. One Million Moms, a group of mothers affiliated with American Family Association, says The New Normal, which premieres Sept. 11th, is “attempting to desensitize America and our children.” The show features an unwed mother who offers to be a surrogate for a homosexual couple to make money for law school, a plan she postponed when she found out she was pregnant with her now 8-year-old daughter. In the...
  • Get Ready: Big Gay is coming after Chick-fil-a

    “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.” ~ Dan Cathy, President, Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-A is a family-owned, family-run business which is guided by explicitly biblical business principles and even closes on Sunday in honor of what the Scriptures call “the Lord’s day.” Chick-fil-A started in 1967 and has recorded 44...