Good title, Tor.
--- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com
, "Tor Hershman" <torhtor@h...>
> Hot of Yahoo's presses:
> "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
> were "crazy."
> Speaking Monday on CNN's "American Morning," several passengers
> the Sunday flight from Los Angeles to New York had not yet taken
> when the pilot chose to address everyone on board.
> "He said he'd recently been on a mission trip, and he'd like all
> 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
> Austin said no passengers raised their hands.
> The pilot also asked passengers to look around at each other and
> 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
> level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our
> to do while on the job."
> Passengers said the remarks had made them deeply uneasy and that
> on board had reached for their mobile phones, fearing the pilot
> take some sort of drastic action.
> "Just given the history of what's happened on planes in this
> anything can happen at this point," Austin said. "There was
> definitely implication there that we felt that something was going
> Complaints were relayed by flight attendants to the cockpit, and 45
> minutes into the flight the pilot issued an apology, but one that
> directed at his crew for having had to deflect the passenger
> Now, that's the Theocratic/Oligarchy that I've come to know and be
> disgusted by.
> That pilot will seldom, and only shortly, be without gainful
> employment in this religious fanatic empire.
> Well, unless they just start giving him buckets of loot, under the