The conservative legal group Judicial Watch has just sued the Department of Defense to find out why the Air Force has decided to remove “So Help Me God” from the oath administered to Officer inductees at the Air Force Academy. The term has also been removed from other written materials.
The traditional 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.
In August, 2013, Officer trainee Jonathan Bise asked for the assistance of the American Humanist Association to help him avoid using the term “So Help Me God” during a graduation ceremony at Alabama’s Maxwell Air Force Base.
Due to the threat of a lawsuit, the Air Force base removed the phrase for Bise.
As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton has noted:
“Unilaterally removing ‘so help me God’ from Air Force Academy materials is at odds with our nation’s history, the rule of law, and the fundamental values of the American people. We want to get to the bottom of this controversy and it is a shame we had to go to court to try to get past the Pentagon’s stonewall.”
It is clear that Barack Hussein Obama and his minions in the DOD are waging an all-out war against religious liberty in the U.S. Armed Forces – especially since homosexuals were permitted to openly express their sexuality in the services. Christians are being pushed into the closet and threatened with the loss of their careers if they dare speak out against the sin of homosexuality. Others are being silenced for daring to support traditional marriage.
The goal seems clear: Cleanse the military of all religious believers to leave an Armed Forces of secularists and homosexuals. Once this is accomplished, America will have a military without a soul and without compassion.
Read more on this at Judicial Watch.