Every day I read and listen to the news, and every day I see America inch closer to a Godless state. Today is no different. The Air force Academy has given the world a heads up that the group Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is pressuring them to remove God from its honor oath. 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.”
Little do people realize the so help me God part is a voluntary affirmation, this group and its deceptive name are simply hate mongers and God haters. Why do I say this? Maybe because in their own about page they talk about spiritual rape, something ironic for a group who’s goal is the removal of God.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Over 34,000 active duty members of the United States Armed Forces have come to our foundation as spiritual rape victims/tormentees, with hundreds more contacting MRFF each day. 96% of them are Christians themselves.
Mind you here in 9 years of service they have seen 34000 service members by their own account. and including reservist we have about 2.2million members at any given moment. So this push if it even exists is from a small percentage of people.
If you want to see what this group has done for Christians in the military just check out their page http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/achievements/
I will admit I only skimmed it but I saw nothing I really liked. The first thing on the list is that they stopped the distribution of video games to deployed troops by evangelical groups they classified as extremists.
I want to point something out to people, I hope most of my readers are aware of this but some may not be. There is not separation of church and state in the constitution, no words spoken are even close to that. The first amendment reads exactly:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I will give you that oaths are approved by congress, the last change was approved in 1960, but again, the God part is optional, and this does not establish religion, they are not building a church, they are not saying what God.
On a slightly related note I recall in high school, the pledge of allegiance became unpopular because God was included. in 2002 under God was deemed unconstitutional but that decision changed in 2010:
March 11, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in the case of Newdow v. Rio Linda Union School District. In a 2–1 decision, the appellate court ruled that the words were of a “ceremonial and patriotic nature” and did not constitute an establishment of religion
How would this statute not apply to the current situation? What is more patriotic then service members who risk their life, saying an oath that in one form or another has existed for 238 years.