From the March/April, 2012 issue of Touchstone
Freedom’s Finis Flight? by Joseph M. Burns

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Freedom’s Finis Flight?

The U.S. Air Force’s “Neutrality” Policy Creates a Religious No-Fly Zone

by Joseph M. Burns

On September 1, 2011, General Norton Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, signed out a memo with new and worrisome instructions for airmen of all ranks—including both uniformed members and Air Force civilians—on “Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion.”1 This policy is cause for no small concern, especially when compared to the prior Air Force policy (“Revised Interim Guidelines Concerning Free Exercise of Religion in the . . .


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