West Point cadet speaks out against Christian dominance at the Academy

Blake Page – via the Huffington Post

In November, 2012, West Point cadet and former enlisted soldier Blake Page dropped out of the school just six months before graduation, citing overwhelming Christian dominance in the institution and harassment of non-Christians who had to stand silently for prayers and were called “heathens” by basic training instructors. Blake, founder of the Secular Student Alliance at the school, said he could no longer participate in an organization that promotes religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets—what he named as the “unconstitutional prevalence of religion in the military.” By going public, Page hopes to bring change by alerting people to the powerful role Christianity plays in our military institutions.

For more information see “At West Point “You need to believe in God” by Valerie Tarico, Alternet, 12-10-12. Viewed at http://www.salon.com/2012/12/10/at_west_point_you_need_to_believe_in_god/ on 1-21-13.

1 thought on “West Point cadet speaks out against Christian dominance at the Academy

  1. HuffPo and Salon on one side of the story, and on the other… a West Point cadet who was in several of Blake’s classes, and disputes Blake’s version of events.

    Charles Clymer posts, “this makes me quite angry because of how audaciously Page has lied about his experience and the circumstances of his ‘resignation,'” and fellow West Point graduates rally to Clymer in the comments which follow his rebuttal.


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