This is patently ridiculous! Saying “So help me God” doesn’t even come close to being unconstitutional. Mikey Weinstein, president of Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is the one pushing for the change and says it violates the religious test portion of the Constitution. How so? In this day and age ‘God’ can mean anything to anybody…at least that’s what our culture has been telling us for years. But even more so it’s a proclamation, not a religious test. And if people don’t want to say it then they don’t have to say it, nor do they have to join our volunteer military.
This is nothing more than militant atheism trying to remove God from the public square and trying to twist the Constitution in knots to make it mean what they want it to mean. Plus, this Weinstein joker is a real, pardon the expression, jackass. If you don’t believe me just watch his interview on Megyn Kelly’s show. She was nothing but classy and he was a jerk from beginning to the end.
FOX NEWS – The Air Force Academy is considering dropping the phrase “so help me God’ from its honor oath after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) 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.
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.