Buddhist Hall Opens in AF Cadet Chapel

As first noted on the Religion Clause, the Air Force Times reported the opening of a room in the Air Force Academy cadet chapel for Buddhists.

The paper reported that the room “opened Monday.”  Notably, Buddhists have had opportunity to use the rooms in the chapel for years, so it is possible that this is simply the first truly dedicated space they have utilized.  As noted in the article, dozens of faith and non-faith groups use the chapel facilities.

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  • “Religion has been a controversial topic at the academy, with a group of graduates claiming that evangelical Christian values have been pushed onto cadets. Their lawsuit was dismissed last year. A judge said they couldn’t claim their rights were violated because they no longer attended the academy.”

    Boy that’s a relief! If I don’t want my rights violated, all I have to do is stop attending the academy!