Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Gasp! Football Players Pray — In Public!

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.



Anonymous said...

If a bunch of football players want to look like idiots praying on the field, that is their business. Libbies just need to back off.

Bird of Paradise said...

Becuase any refrence to god or christianity offends the eyes and ears of whining little liberal pansies

Anonymous said...

What will these same arsholes say when the Muslims are backed up into their streets at prayer times like they are in Paris due to the lack of Walmart sized mosques?

Anonymous said...

I agree with 4:37 AM (even if it's not clear what any such team might being praying for, or to whom!)

Alpha Skua said...

So what about mulims block traffic with their facing mecca by the hundreds they do