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Pentagon To Probe Air Force Bias Charges

Pentagon To Probe Air Force Bias Charges

The Pentagon will investigate allegations of religious bias against non-Christian cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the secretary of the Air Force announced this week. Some cadets complained that a professor required them to pray before a test, that a chaplain warned them that they would burn in hell if they didn’t proselytize, and that a football coach hung a sign announcing "I am a member of Team Jesus Christ," the Associated Press reported. The problems came to light through an internal survey at the academy that resulted in 55 complaints.

The Anti-Defamation League’s regional office in Denver offered to assist the academy with religious diversity training.

"There is a long history of problems of this nature at this academy and it’s finally coming to light," said Bruce DuBoskey, director of the ADL’s Mountain States region.

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