Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Suspension of Air Force Class Over Bible Passages 'Misrepresents First Amendment,' Lawmaker Argues

By Todd Starnes
September 05, 2011

A Texas lawmaker is asking for a detailed report from the Air Force over revelations that a “Just War Theory” class was suspended because it included passages from the Bible.

Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley expressing his concern over the suspension of the class taught at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

“Suspending a course like this because of references to religious texts misrepresents the First Amendment,” Cornyn wrote in a letter provided exclusively to Fox News Radio. “Although our Founding Fathers rightly included language in the Constitution that precludes the Federal government from establishing an official religion, this language does not, as some have argued, protect them from exposure to religious references.” the rest


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