DENVER, CO – The Air Force Academy is keeping an open mind when it comes to religion. It has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions!
Followers of religions such as Wicca and Druidism will be enjoying a double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs to practice their faith. The academy said Monday that chapel staff worked with Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who follows the Pagan tradition, to establish the worship area. Sgt. Longcrier is the non-commissioned officer-in-charge of the academy’s astronautics labs.
The academy is no stranger to promoting the idea of freedom of religion. Also located on the campuses are worship facilities for Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists.
Academy superintendent Michael Gould has made religious tolerance a priority. After cadets reported instances of harassment in 2004, the academy shifted its focuses on religion.