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Air Force Academy Allows Wiccan Worship

From the US Air Force Academy:

Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas

by Staff Sgt. Don Branum
U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

1/26/2010 – U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10.

The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist sacred spaces.

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, NCO in charge of the Academy’s Astronautics laboratories, worked with the chapel to create the official worship area for both cadets and other servicemembers in the Colorado Springs area who practice Earth-centered spirituality

"Every servicemember is charged with defending freedom for all Americans, and that includes freedom to practice our religion of choice or, for that matter, not to practice any faith at all," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William Ziegler, Cadet Wing chaplain. "Being in the military isn’t just a job — it’s a calling. We all take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and that means we’ve all sworn to protect one another’s religious liberties. We all put on our uniforms the same way; we’re all Airmen first." …

Earth-centered spirituality includes traditions such as Wicca, Druidism and several other religious paths that, while relatively new, trace their roots to pre-Christian Europe, Sergeant Longcrier said. Gerald Gardner founded the first Wiccan tradition in England in 1952, with neo-Druidism following in the early 1960s.

Some Earth-centered traditions involve the worship of gods and goddesses, whereas others may involve only one deity or none at all. Reincarnation is a popular concept, as is rebirth and celebrating the cycle of the seasons

At first we thought the Air Force was opening its chapel to the cultist believers in ‘Global Warming.’ But we now realize they are just talking about pagans and witches and the like.

What a relief.

Witches are nowhere near as dangerous to the country as the Global Warmers are.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Air Force Academy Allows Wiccan Worship”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    “that includes freedom to practice our religion of choice or, for that matter, not to practice any faith at all”

    Not included in that definition of freedom is a government mandate to ensure an equal distribution of different worship sites on federal property.

    Thanks Steve. Don’t get Avada Kedavra’d.

  2. proreason says:

    Just a casual thought…..did our aristocrats think to check whether the Academy has or ever has had a Wiccan?

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    Pardon me while I look for my Goat Leggings.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    Ugh, fire good…

    Ice bad…

    except in grog…


    The Haitian earthquake good?

    Yes or no not Christian God wrath.


  5. Right of the People says:

    Like they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The pic of the Hildabeast in her natural garb is priceless.

  6. Reality Bytes says:


  7. joeblough says:

    I refuse to believe that there is anybody in the services dumb enough to believe that the mohammedans — which is who all this “diversity” is supposed to impress — are going to give a damn.

    Mohammedans want to run the show. Period. Everywhere, all the time. Given their ‘druthers they’d kill the Wiccans — as they are doing with the Wiccans distant pantheist cousins in Africa.


    Apropos of making a shrine for Wiccans. Wouldn’t a proper nature worshipper just … go outside ?

  8. MSGT David says:

    I was an Airman in the dorms at another base when we had one of these types do an animal sacrifice in the 1st floor restroom, blood and wired symbols where on the wall and in one of the stalls, another Airmen and I prayed over the site then grabbed a mop and bucket and cleaned up the stinky mess, if I remember right the base chapel always opposed our preaching the Gospel so I should not be surprised they would get into bed with Satan worshipers, (if you want persecution then become a Christian in the military)

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