Sunday, November 21, 2004

Doing the wrong thing with the best intentions
Ironic, isn't it, that a call for greater religious tolerance would result instead in a systematic effort to wipe out religious expression? "Outgoing Air Force Secretary James Roche issued a statement Friday backing the academy's effort. 'Our policy is clear. Tolerance of gender, racial, ethnic and religious diversity is required at our Air Force,' Roche said.
In September, academy officials issued a memo explaining the government's e-mail policy after some staffers put biblical verses at the bottom of their e-mails. Some cadets were admonished in March for using academy e-mail accounts to encourage other people to see 'The Passion of the Christ,' Mel Gibson's movie about the crucifixion."

Basically, they're saying "we want greater tolerance, so we're going to make everyone shut up about religion." Mmmmmm. I love tolerance from the school of Stalin. (Author's note: that last sentence is sarcastic. I am not a Stalinist in any way shape or form. But please feel free to put a hammer and sickle on my window.) (Author's note: please do not put a hammer and sickle on my window, that sentence was also sarcastic.)

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