Air Force Cadets ‘Revolt’ Against Removal of Scripture from Academy Dorm White Board

Sign Credit MRFFCOLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — A number of Air Force cadets stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado have staged a ‘revolt’ against the recent erasure of Scripture from a white board outside of a cadet’s bedroom.

“I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” the Scripture from Galatians 2:20 read, which was written in marker on the outside of the unnamed cadet’s dorm room door. “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.”

According to reports, cadets at the academy and others who saw the handwritten Bible verse soon contacted the Washington-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to lodge a complaint.

“Had it been in his room—not a problem. It’s not about the belief. It’s about the time, the place and the manner,” MRFF President Mikey Weinstein told commentator Todd Starnes this week. “It clearly elevated one religious faith over all others at an already virulently hyper-fundamentalist Christian institution. It massively poured fundamentalist Christian gasoline on an already raging out-of-control conflagration of fundamentalist Christian tyranny, exceptionalism and supremacy at [the academy].”

After Weinstein’s organization contacted the academy to demand that the Scripture be removed, within hours, officials scrubbed the verse from the cadet’s board.

But after fellow cadets became aware that the Scripture had been erased, they decided to fight back by posting Bible verses outside of their own dorm rooms.

“[A] population of the cadet wing has in turn responded with additional religious quotes placed outside their doors in the public hallways; one of which being the original quote that was removed,” read a letter from a complainant supplied to reporters by Weinstein.

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“Blessed are you when they insult you, and persecute you, and utter every kind of evil against you because of Me,” one sign read, quoting the words of Christ from Matthew 5:11.

“[W]hatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things,” read another board from Philippians 4:8.

Muslim cadets have also posted text from the Quaran to show support for the cadet’s right to post Scripture, according to reports.

“The Air Force Academy has a revolt on their hands,” Weinstein told reporters on Wednesday.

He stated that those who have posted Scripture deserve “non-judicial punishment at the very least.”

But the Liberty Institute, a Christian legal organization headquartered in Plano, Texas contends that it is unlawful for the academy to remove Scripture from the dorm doors of cadets, noting that it violates Department of Defense Instruction 1300.17, which protects religious freedom.

“This is a blatant violation of 1300.17 and the Constitution,” said Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs Michael Berry. “But the Air Force seems to think that AFI 1-1’s neutrality towards religion requirement means forbidding religious freedom. If that’s true, then I suggest the Air Force officials read DODI 1300.17, which supersedes AFI 1-1 and guarantees religious freedom for all service members.”

Photo: Military Religious Freedom Foundation

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  • Sir Tainly

    Gotta luv those cadets, I hope the academy leaders don’t buy into this “revolt” nonsense, because revolts are not looked kindly upon in the military.

  • S. E.

    It’s so good to know there are people with morals out there.
    May the Almighty protect you all, keep you and your loved ones free from all demonic hate and persecution.

  • Mainiac Archer

    The thing about true Christian Biblical writings religion is this that nothing else and no other so called book or religion offers,mandates and is law and Command from the Highest Power of Absolute Highest Authority.

    The time the place and the manner for which isn’t even debated for the Satanic and Lucifarian Illuminati New World Orders and Eugenics religion program and propaganda even from the UN to force feed us and our service men and women and the mass population THEIR RELIGION of Agenda 21 in the schools. Dirty vaccines that are sounding mandated from birth and for school and for employ in the medical community as well as prelude to being within any of the armed services. Also included in our indoctrination,reeducation and culling by soft kill death and destruction based cults of religion that are anti God,anti Christian Faith are in almost every pharmacy window and mass dinosaur media outlet where the vaccine inserts even prove that they can be more harmful then a persons writings posted in or outside their quarters. That by the way a persons writings are posted in the Ten Commandment at Supreme Court House,court houses and government buildings all across our land from sea to shining sea that all the cadets will be called upon by oath to protect and defend!

    And furthermore the Proverbs from Christian Biblical Scriptures say in 3:4-6 “4 So you will find favor and good [a]repute In the sight of God and man.5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,And He will make your paths straight.

    Did you see that verse 6? “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” A way for every person and cadet is the entrance “way” of their own quarters and closest thing they can have to a welcome mat for their home away from home.

    Awhile back I was sitting in a mass prison population housing unit from two states governors warrants for my arrest (that by the way Governors warrants nobody ever gets bail). For a crime that I was not notified there was civil court for while I awaited now a criminal court hearing where they offered me no Preliminary Hearing. During that “Time and Place” at regular daily intervals everyone in that 100 person housing unit upper floor area as well as all the ones housed individually below the Muslims would get out their prayer mats and chant away whatever they were saying to their god for their religion. Now mind you I wasn’t offended with them doing that. Even though it could have interrupted my space of personal prayer and meditation while I may have been attempting the first Commandment,”To Love the LORD thy God with all heart,all thy mind, all thy soul and all thy strength.”

    Furthermore the Muslims could have been made to wait to pray out loud until it was the “time and place” in that separate private room for each of our own religious services.

    But no harm no foul. So as we do for others and the Muslims so let it be done and allowed for the Biblical based scripture edifying Christians and cadets who are willing to live and encourage others and Christians according to the principles and natural law of Gods Word in which they are fighting for and may have to give their very own lives for!