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 Post subject: Pagans get worship space at academy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:04 am 
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Pagans get worship space at academy

The Air Force Academy will add a worship area for followers of “earth-centered religion” — pagans — with a dedication ceremony scheduled for March 10.

A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus has been designated for cadets and other service personnel in the area to practice Earth-centered faiths.

The academy said Monday that staff at the academy chapel worked with Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, a follower of the pagan tradition, to establish the site. He’s the noncommissioned officer in charge of the academy’s astronautics labs.

Longcrier said the stones had been moved to the area at some point in the past to keep them from rolling downhill and potentially striking buildings. The crews placed them in a circle thinking it would be a pleasant place for cadets to relax. The circle will join Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist sacred spaces at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Longcrier said he did not encounter resistance to the idea.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Catherine wrote:

Equality....imagine that in America!
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What makes this so dramatic is the past revelations that commanding generals at the academy enforced a fundie Christian POV.

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