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American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers
    #2318518 - 02/09/04 06:12 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=st...ot_040209185039

Wow, wtf.

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NEW YORK (AFP) - An American Airlines pilot is facing an internal investigation after reportedly asking Christian passengers to identify themselves, and suggesting that non-Christians on his flight were "crazy."

Speaking Monday on CNN's "American Morning," several passengers said the Sunday flight from Los Angeles to New York had not yet taken off, when the pilot chose to address everyone on board.

"He said he'd recently been on a mission trip, and he'd like all the Christians to please raise their hands," said passenger Jen Dorsey.

According to fellow passenger Karla Austin, "He said, 'If you are a Christian, raise your hand.' He said, 'If you are not, you're crazy'."

Austin said no passengers raised their hands.

The pilot also asked passengers to look around at each other and use their flying time wisely.

American Airlines said the pilot, whose name was not revealed, had recently returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica.

In a statement, the airline said his comments amounted to a "personal level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our employees to do while on the job."

Passengers said the remarks had made them deeply uneasy and that many on board had reached for their mobile phones, fearing the pilot might take some sort of drastic action.

"Just given the history of what's happened on planes in this country, anything can happen at this point," Austin said. "There was definitely implication there that we felt that something was going to happen."

Complaints were relayed by flight attendants to the cockpit, and 45 minutes into the flight the pilot issued an apology, but one that was directed at his crew for having had to deflect the passenger criticism.




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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: daussaulit]
    #2318549 - 02/09/04 06:21 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Why can't people just keep their fucking religion to themselves? :shake:


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: daussaulit]
    #2318740 - 02/09/04 07:20 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

haul his ass off to gitmo


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: daussaulit]
    #2318938 - 02/09/04 08:11 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Truely fucking sad.


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: daussaulit]
    #2318961 - 02/09/04 08:16 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

stupid. if he was my employee, i might even fire him. he'd certainly be reprimanded. should this be illegal though? of course not.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: ]
    #2319026 - 02/09/04 08:34 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I never suggested it was illegal, or it should be illegal and the article makes no mention either.


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: ]
    #2319050 - 02/09/04 08:38 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Ya, I agree it shouldn't be illegal. But it's definitely bad for business.


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: daussaulit]
    #2319056 - 02/09/04 08:40 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

and i never suggested that you suggested that.  :nut:


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: ]
    #2319159 - 02/09/04 09:03 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

what are you suggesting then?


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: afoaf]
    #2319169 - 02/09/04 09:06 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i was just making a statement. it wasn't really in response to anyone. this is after all, the politics, activism, and law forum... we are talking about public policy... enforced decisions. so i figured i'd just point out that if we're thinking of this as a legal matter, maybe we need a reality check.


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: ]
    #2319298 - 02/09/04 09:34 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

This seems like a joke that was taken far out of context. It would be like him making a "blonde joke" or similar remarks. His performance should be evaluated (for example, if he was the best pilot the airlines had, or had demonstrated extreme proficiency and willingness to help the company in the form of overtime, volunteering holidays) and a decision should be made. At the least he should recieve a written warning in his file and be warned that no further activity like this will be tolerated.


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Re: American Airlines pilot calls on Christian passengers [Re: ]
    #2319318 - 02/09/04 09:38 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I was just having fun...captain sensitivo!


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