The United States Air Force Academy has opened an inquiry into its football team’s pre and post game prayers after receiving complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
MRFF President Mikey Weinstein called the prayer a “scandalous outrage,” reports The College Fix, and released a lengthy statement to NBC, blasting this “putrid example of fundamentalist Christian supremacy”:
It’s a disgrace. It’s a putrid example of fundamentalist Christian supremacy, triumphalism and exceptionalism and it has to stop. Those individuals that are dressed in the Air Force uniform; that’s their uniform of the day. They’re members of the military and they are under different rules than the civilian counterparts they’re playing on the field … The situation found its way to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation this season because a growing number of people associated with the Air Force football program claims these team prayers are not optional. Weinstein said players join in the team prayers, even if they are not comfortable doing so, for fear of potential punishment should they decline.
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