Growing Influence of Evangelicals in the Air Force Chaplaincy

July 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

On July 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Evangelical Christians are growing force in Air Force chaplain corps, illustrated by recent government-financed 'Spiritual Fitness Conference' at which hundreds of chaplains held evangelical services and workshops and scanned material from organizations like Focus on the Family; photos; chaplains, who pledge to minister to everyone in military, come increasingly from evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as numbers from Catholic and mainline Protestant denominations decline; tensions emerge when chaplains whose teachings emphasize proselytizing encounter growing number of enlistees who are from minority religions or are atheists."