Skip to comments.Air Force Academy may drop God from school's loyalty pledge
Posted on 10/24/2013 7:11:50 AM PDT by markomalley
The U.S. Air Force Academy may drop a religious reference from an oath cadets take to swear allegiance to the school's honor code.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has protested the "so help me God" phrase that was added to the end of an oath that has cadets swearing they won't lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the religious freedom foundation says tying the honor code to a religious test violates the U.S. Constitution.
The full oath reads:
I, (name), having been appointed an Air Force cadet in the United States Air Force, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
You will have a G-d.
The true G-d, the State, or selfishness.
“Religious freedom foundation”. ROTFL! They should call themselves the commie fag foundation.
Just wait to the first big war against an enemy with a modern air force—then God will become part of things again—especially when we lose a few battles, and a flock of planes and pilots. If you think such a war will not happen remember what Socrates, the wisest of the Ancient Greeks, said: “Only the Dead have seen the end of war.”
The head of the organization is a fat, basement dwelling loser. Our military is now more of a joke than France’s
So, from “God is my Co-Pilot,” “Flying Tigers,” and the poem “High Flight,” we go to Obama-there-is-no-God-but-Allah Drones-R-Us.
Sounds like a plan... what could go wrong? /s
A new President can and must reverse this.
This is not about the Constitution, there is no separation of God from the Constitution
This is about an oath, everything in the oath (which is by definition swearing in the Name of God) and removing Him.
The oath is meaningless without God, without God there is no oath.
Since when did it become mainstream for the minority to dictate to the majority?
In a few years when we have been usurped by this regime and the UN we won’t need a military anyway. We will all be one big happy family with blue helmets protecting us.
This isn’t anything new. Our belief in God our Father and his only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ is under attack. I never ever thought I would see this happen in our once great country.
It is new. I can’t think of one instance in the history of this Air Force, even before it was formally so, where its flyers haven’t had benefit of command encouragement, acceptance and support in spiritual matters pertaining to their missions and their well-being. Never.
No God. No honor!
On the other hand, we "elected" a Muslim Kenyan Communist for President (twice) so people do make mistakes and sometimes they make really BIG ones. Fatal ones.
What a joke
“Religious Freedom Foundation” like all leftist organizations is probably funded by Soros and likely is 3 people with a fax machine.
and the beat goes on.
Taking God out of the military will carry the same results as taking God out of our schools.
Godless schools become anti-American indoctorination centers; Godless military will become hostile to all things American.
Never in a million years would I ever see...
You are correct, and I as well as other long time Freepers, are appalled at the current state of affairs in our country. I’m 70 and I’m on my way out, so to speak. I shudder to think of what lies ahead for my children and Grandchildren.