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"Freedom to convert" is counterproductive as a generalized doctrine. It fails to come to terms with the complex interrelationships between self and society that make the concept of individual choice meaningful. Hence, religious conversion undermines, and in extremes would dissolve, that individual autonomy and human freedom.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Complaints Of Religious Harassment At Air Force Academy

Published: April 20, 2005, Wednesday
The New York Times

Less than two years after it was plunged into a rape scandal, the Air Force Academy is scrambling to address complaints that evangelical Christians wield so much influence at the academy that religious harassment has become pervasive. There have been 55 complaints of religious discrimination in the last four years, including cases in which one Jewish cadet said he was told that the Holocaust was revenge for the death of Jesus and another said he was called a Christ killer. The 4,300-student academy recently started requiring staff members and cadets to take a 50-minute class in religious tolerance. More than 90 percent of the cadets identify themselves as Christian.


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