More creeping American Taliban crap, this time in the Air Force Academy: Bible, E-Mail Don’t Mix.

Air Force Academy officials are cracking down on a practice by some staffers to put Bible verses at the bottom of their academy e-mail.

“None of this (Bible or personal signature notes) is appropriate, and it says this in Air Force instructions,” Lt. Col. Laurent Fox said Thursday.

Academy officials sent a memo to everyone at the school Sept. 15 explaining the policy for using government e-mail.

Earlier this week, academy superintendent Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa said the school would bolster its religious tolerance training after a survey showed evidence of harassment or pressure toward cadets based on their beliefs.

He said about half the cadets who responded to the annual survey reported hearing religious slurs, comments or jokes, and that some cadets felt ostracized because they weren’t religious.

Fox said Rosa has been working on the problem since March, when academy commanders admonished cadets for using academy e-mail to encourage people to see “The Passion of the Christ”, Mel Gibson’s movie about the Crucifixion.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding