Fisher DeBerry (below) was the head football coach at the U.S. Air Force Academy until his retirement in 2006, but his tenure didn’t come without controversy. In 2004, after pressure from Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, DeBerry was forced to remove a banner hanging in the locker room which read, “I am a Christian first and last … I am a member of Team Jesus Christ.”
Now that there are reports of the football players (among others at the AFA) taking alcohol, doing drugs, and cheating, Religious Right mouthpiece Bryan Fischer knows exactly where to place the blame:
When the light of the world is removed, the world — including the locker rooms of football teams — is plunged into moral and spiritual darkness.
Bottom line: there is a solution to the Air Force Academy’s problems. Remove the cause — Mikey Weinstein and his atheistic trouble-making — and find another coach like Fisher DeBerry and turn him loose to bring the spirit of Christ back to the Academy.