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1 year 5 months ago

Religious reforms celebrated at Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS - Participants in a Religious Respect Conference held this week at the US Air Force Academy had nothing but praise for the reforms instituted on campus with respect to the issue of faith. The bi-annual gathering of over 20 religious leaders from both the military and the...

3 years 5 months ago

Cadets report proselytizing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A survey of Air Force Academy cadets found 41 percent of those who consider themselves non-Christian said they were subjected to unwanted proselytizing at least once or twice last year. The academy offered the voluntary, anonymous survey to cadets in December and January. Nearly...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado watchdog group to donate Qurans

A religious watchdog group in Colorado says it will send a copy of the Quran to the Afghan National Army for every one that may be destroyed by the pastor of a small Florida church. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Wednesday his group would...

3 years 9 months ago

Suicide survivor speaks of hope, faith

It's a sad fact that Southern Colorado is no stranger to suicides. Just this week a woman threw herself from a bridge onto I-25 and died. The Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group says El Paso County's suicide rate's been 50-percent higher than the rest of the country in recent years....

4 years 1 month ago

Religious pot defense headed to trial

A Colorado man who says his religion explains his marijuana use is fighting a possession charge in court. Trevor Douglas says he admitted having marijuana in the car in August of 2009 when he was pulled over for having an expired vehicle registration in Clear Creek County. Douglas says...

4 years 1 month ago

Academy continues religious harassment investigation

A religious liberty advocate says he's satisfied with the Air Force Academy's efforts to investigate a possible case of religious harassment at the school. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Friday the academy's top commanders are treating the incident seriously. Earlier this month, academy officials...

4 years 2 months ago

Wiccan worship area now open at Academy

The Air Force Academy has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions. A double circle of stones has been placed atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs. It's available to cadets and other service personnel in the area. The...

4 years 2 months ago

Gayle Haggard breaks her silence

Her silence has finally been broken. The long awaited book "Why I Stayed" from Gayle Haggard is now on shelves. Gayle recalls exactly how she felt when the accusations began flying about her husband and former New Life Church leader, Ted Haggard. "That was just about as devastating as anything...

4 years 3 months ago

Job bias claims based on disability, religion rise

The number of workers claiming job discrimination based on disability, religion and national origin surged to new highs last year. Overall, federal job bias complaints stayed at near-record levels. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 10 percent, the largest increase of any category....

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