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Judge dismisses Air Force Academy prayer lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy. U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello ruled Wednesday in Denver. She said associate professor David Mullin and a watchdog group, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, didn’t show they had legal standing to bring the suit. They alleged the… Continue Reading Judge dismisses Air Force Academy prayer lawsuit

A federal judge says she’ll decide Wednesday whether to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy after some faculty members and a religion watchdog group filed a lawsuit alleging it’s unconstitutional. The lawsuit says academy commanders gave the impression they endorse the prayer luncheon, and that some faculty fear retribution if they don’t… Continue Reading Judge to rule Wednesday on AF Academy prayer event

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A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to block a prayer luncheon planned at the Air Force Academy. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by five academy faculty members and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The prayer luncheon is scheduled for Thursday. The suit alleges the event is unconstitutional because… Continue Reading Judge to hear arguments on AF Academy prayer event

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Four Air Force Academy officers are defending the school’s upcoming prayer luncheon against claims the event appears to be sponsored by academy commanders in violation of the Constitution. The officers filed affidavits in Denver federal court on Monday. Five faculty members and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed suit last week seeking to block the… Continue Reading Air Force Academy officers defend prayer luncheon

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