Air Force Academy May Drop ‘God’ From Oath

The Air Force Academy is considering dropping the phrase “so help me God’ from its honor oath after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed a complaint.

The Academy’s Honor Review Committee met Wednesday to review the oath in response to the MRFF complaint, said Public Affairs Director Maj. Brus Vidal.

“They considered a range of options and some of those options will be presented to Academy leaders and, ultimately, the Academy Superintendent for a decision,” he said.

The current version of the Academy’s oath reads: “We will not lie, steal or cheat nor tolerate among us anyone who does. Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live honorably, so help me God.”

Last week the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper published a photograph of a poster at the academy which included the oath. The newspaper then forwarded the photo to MRFF President Mikey Weinstein.

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Weinstein, a frequent critic of Christianity in the armed forces, wrote a letter to Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson. Weinstein said she responded 68 minutes later.

“The Prep School poster has been taken down,” she wrote in an email reply posted by the Independent. “We are assessing the situation and have many mission elements, to include Prep School leadership, the Honor Review Committee and other entities on base, working to put together a way ahead that is respectful to all perspectives.”

While the poster has been removed, the phrase “so help me God” remains as part of the oath. Vidal told the Air Force Times they could either make no change, make the God part optional or strike the entire oath.

“We value an inclusive environment that promotes dignity and respect for all,” Vidal told the newspaper.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and a Marine Corps veteran, told Fox News it’s not about accommodating those who don’t believe in God.

“That already exists,” he said. “No one is forced to say this. This is about imposing an atheistic view on everyone so there can be no recognition of God.”

Who’s running our nation’s military, Perkins wondered?

“Is it in fact the military chiefs or is it Mikey Weinstein?” he asked.

Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty said the incident is “one more example of the Academy yielding to Mikey Weinstein at the expense of official military policy.”

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  2. ROYALTY RULING THE WORLD
    ESAU/EDOMITES control America. This blood
    line runs back through ancient Esau that sat up the nation of Edom,
    IDUMEAN. God actually hates this blood lineage. Why! because these
    people made war on God’s people as they crossed the Red Sea. After this
    enemy was crushed and driven into an exile, they gradually arose down
    through time, and now are laced out through our Republic, in continuing
    to battle God’s people. Every great leader, politician, king, queen,
    etc., has been polluted with the Esau blood lineage. Against God’s will,
    Esau married an Hittite. He has been designated as ( RED). Esau was of
    the lineage of Abraham. Further, Esau was of the lineage of SHEM, son of
    Noah. Since SATAN is the PRINCE of this world, corrupt globalists
    Red-run global Stock exchanges keep well-heeled sycophants in office.
    The RED blood line controls NATO and the United Nations Organization. We
    have a Mongolian monster, of this Red lineage, within every seat of
    national government. Not one religious web site reveals this
    information, for they feed from the same trough, NATIONAL TREASURY, of
    which pro-reds glory in supporting socialism!

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