Air Force Atheists Report ChristianFighterPilot.com as Hate Speech
It seems an Air Force Airman was upset that he was unable to access an atheist blog while he was on duty. To try to prove he was experiencing discrimination, he apparently tried to access ChristianFighterPilot.com from the same government computer and was successful. He couldn’t have that:
The “contractor” is largely an automated filtering system that frequently stirs debate over the sites it blocks and allows. Many blogs are blocked simply because they are blogs — that is, if they are formatted and recognized that way. The young atheist activist apparently failed to understand the nuances of the websites he was comparing (his accusation about format was inaccurate).
To be clear, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an atheist or a Christian, or whether you’re looking up an atheist or a Christian website: There is little reason to be doing it from a government computer. The military does allow a certain amount of “morale” web-surfing, which is remotely related to why most bases now allow YouTube and Facebook. If you’re going to take your little “mental health break” and update the world on your Facebook status during the duty day, fine.
As to a military member trying to get the government to block websites by calling them “hate speech” because of disagreement with their faith perspective…