I think it's pretty clear that he didn't really force anybody to read it. Hughes may be a bit of a prick but I think he's fair. If one of the guy's didn't read that passage I don't think Hughes would train them worse or differently. He doesn't seem like that type of guy. And of course Serra twists what happens and comments that Hughes is trying to make everyone a Christian which he clearly wasn't trying to do.
Mac Danzig is doing a blog for the OCregister as the episodes go on. Pretty good read, here are links to the first 2 entries.