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?