Religious Tolerance?

The Air Force Academy is all atwitter over an e-mail that the top senior sent Tuesday to fellow students. Did it convey pornography? No? Anti-American sentiments? No. An attack on Islam? No. Instead, the religiously themed e-mail, by Wing Commander Nicholas Jurewicz, contained some Scripture references, including, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Truly subversive.

Critics, who claim Christians have brought about an atmosphere of religious oppression toward those who don’t share their beliefs, believe Jurewicz may have violated the school’s new religious tolerance policy. Mikey Weinstein, a 1977 academy graduate who has sent two sons there, told the AP that Congress should step in and investigate a possible violation of the so-called separation of church and state. Excuse me, but wouldn’t inserting Congress over this issue violate that principle by itself?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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