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Christian question alarms flight

Terrified passengers tried to call relatives on their mobile phones


An American Airlines pilot terrified passengers on his flight when he asked Christians to identify themselves and went on to call non-Christians "crazy".

Some passengers on the flight from Los Angeles to New York were so worried they tried to call relatives on their mobile phones.

The pilot, whose name was not released, asked Christians on Friday's flight to raise their hands.

He then suggested non-Christians talk to the Christians about their faith.

He went on to say that "everyone who doesn't have their hand raised is crazy", passenger Amanda Nelligan told CBS news.

"He continued to say, 'Well, you have a choice: you can make this trip worthwhile, or you can sit back, read a book and watch the movie'," she said.

The pilot also told passengers he would be available for discussion at the end of the flight.

'Bizarre'

Ms Nelligan said passengers had thought the pilot's behaviour was "bizarre" and wondered whether his comments were a threat.

Flight attendants notified ground control.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said the incident was being investigated.

"It falls along the lines of a personal level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our employees to do while on the job," he added.

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I have my own relationship with God, but as an American and having "freedom of religion" protected by the Constitution (and some will argue that this freedom isn't being protected...that's a whole separate discussion), I really take issue when someone tries to shove something down your throat like that. :mad:

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I think that pilot is about to make a career change. Getting canned by the airline will be the first step on his path to TV evangelism...
That, or he can run as judge Roy Moore's vice presidential candidate.
 

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I don't think the airline will can him right away. Just becareful the next time you have to get into one of those commuter, puddle jumpers to go to a smaller town by plane. The pilot might be leading the passengers in singing religious songs! :shock: :lol: :nervous: :nervous: :nervous: :crazy:
 

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Brings new meaning the the phrase, "Getting there on a wing and a prayer."

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