DENVER (AP) — A Bible verse on the door of an Air Force Academy cadet’s dorm room has touched off a constitutional debate.
Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Wednesday that the message on a white board amounted to a cadet in a position of authority forcing an opinion on subordinates. Weinstein says he received complaints from cadets, and might file a lawsuit to ensure church-state separation on campus.
The academy says the issue was resolved earlier this week when cadets decided to erase the message.
The verse from Galatians 2:20 was handwritten on a whiteboard on the unnamed cadet’s door: “I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”
But Mike Berry of the Liberty Institute says the right to post such messages is a matter of religious freedom. Berry’s institute says it fights to defend religious liberty, and Berry says he plans to take up the matter with the academy.
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