Superintendent of the Air Force Academy Receives Words of Support from the ADL

June 4, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News,1299,DRMN_21_3829680,00.html

On June 4, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "the superintendent of the Air Force Academy explained his commitment to ending religious intolerance so candidly Friday that he earned a pledge of support from one of the nation's leading civil rights groups. 'What we did not hear is what we so frequently hear: denial,' said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish human rights organization, as he lauded Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. Speaking to the organization's 80-member national executive committee meeting at the Omni Interlocken Resort, Rosa described how he took command at the academy in July 2003, when it was in the throes of sexual assault allegations. More recently, the academy has been accused of allowing cadets who are evangelical Christians to harass fellow students who do not share their beliefs. Some cadets have complained of anti-Semitic slurs. Cadets have been required to attend religious tolerance seminars, and an Air Force task force is investigating the problem."