Friday, August 14, 2015

USAF, Christina Hopper and religiouosity

This is an interesting article on the public face of Christianity in the USAF. It’s worth a read.

It’s an interesting article in The Economist on the public endorsement of religion in the USAF.CHRISTINA HOPPER, an officer in the American air force, attracts a lot of publicity, for several reasons. Having flown combat missions over Iraq, she has been hailed as the first African-American woman to pilot a fighter aircraft in an active war zone. She is also a passionate evangelical Christian, who believes that she had a divine vocation to become a pilot of war planes. Her nickname, and call-sign, is Thumper, which is short for Bible-thumper. 

- via The Economist
The video mentioned in the article clearly shows Hopper in her USAF uniform talking about her faith. I think that’s enough to establish a public link between the USAF and Religion.