Posted: Jan 31, 2011 3:12 PM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Jan 31, 2011 3:17 PM
DENVER (AP)-Five faculty members at the Air Force Academy and a religious watchdog group filed a civil rights suit against the Academy, saying it is violating the separation of church and state by sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event and inviting a fundamentalist Christian to speak.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said Monday the suit has been filed in Denver federal court.
The faculty members and the foundation are also asking for a preliminary injunction to block the event.
Retired Marine Lt. Clebe McClary is scheduled to speak at the event at the academy on Feb. 10.
McClary describes himself as a Christian motivational and inspirational speaker.