COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – A number of Air Force cadets stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado have staged a ‘revolt’ against the recent erasure of Scripture from a white board outside of a cadet’s bedroom.
“I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” the Scripture from Galatians 2:20 read, which was written in marker on the outside of the unnamed cadet’s dorm room door. “And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
According to reports, cadets at the academy and others who saw the handwritten Bible verse soon contacted the Washington-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to lodge a complaint.
“Had it been in his room—not a problem. It’s not about the belief. It’s about the time, the place and the manner,” MRFF President Mikey Weinstein told commentator Todd Starnes this week. “It clearly elevated one religious faith over all others at an already virulently hyper-fundamentalist Christian institution. It massively poured fundamentalist Christian gasoline on an already raging out-of-control conflagration of fundamentalist Christian tyranny, exceptionalism and supremacy at [the academy].”
After Weinstein’s organization contacted the academy to demand that the Scripture be removed, within hours, officials scrubbed the verse from the cadet’s board.
But after fellow cadets became aware that the Scripture had been erased, they decided to fight back by posting Bible verses outside of their own dorm rooms.