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Publius / Dec. 7, 2015

Gasp! Football Players Pray — In Public!

It's part of the attempt to strip faith from the U.S. military.

Members of the USAFA football team pray before a game. Photo courtesy DOD

No, this is not from The Onion. The Huffington Post is protesting the fact that some USAFA “football team members knelt and prayed — ostentatiously, publicly — in the end zone prior to the game,” Ret. U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson wrote. “They did not, as Christ’s disciple Matthew advises, put themselves in a closet; they prayed in front of the world.” And then HuffPo compared this to … religious oppression in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Apparently, Wilkerson thinks a pre-game prayer is akin to the crucifixions, beheadings and stonings radical Islamists perform in the pursuit of Sharia Law. As a result of a complaint by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the USAFA is investigating the team. But if the Air Force recived a complaint about a Muslim praying, the person speaking up would probably be the one under scrutiny for a hate crime. This is the same Academy that struck the phrase “so help me God” from the USAFA Cadet Handbook of oaths, as Mark Alexander noted in an essay in September. The Left may try to make an end run on religion in the ranks of the U.S. military, but the individual soldiers are keeping the flame of Liberty and faith burning bright.

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