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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: roth1
What did he refuse to say? Your headline was either cut off or needs an edit, and the OP seems to say it had something to do with God or a related entity. Just a little more data in the OP and the story would be clear (not everyone clicks on links).
An airman stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, was prohibited from reenlisting in the U.S. military last month for omitting the words “so help me God” from a service oath he was required to recite, and for refusing to sign the oath containing the same words on his enlistment form, according to the American Humanist Association (AHA).
That was not always the case. Until October 2013, Air Force Instruction 36-2606, under which the enlistment oath falls, stipulated that “Airmen may omit the words ‘so help me God,’ if desired for personal reasons,” Air Force Times reported.
Citing the Air Force, the Air Force Times reported that the option to omit the words “so help me God” could not be reconstituted without congressional approval.
originally posted by: roth1
refusing to say so help me God
Shows how much they break their own rules. Unconstitutional. You used to be able to take the oath to serve without forcing this belief in magical beings on some one. On On Oct. 30, 2013 that changed. Which way is this country going? Take that crap off our money. Don't let them pray to start congress. Don't even let a politician mention it when he is representing the people who voted them in. They should all be kicked out for violation their oath to uphold the constitution if they do this crap. Keep it at home or in your church. You have a right to believe, but you have no right to force it on others. Does anyone one care about the Constitution, Bill of Rights our civil liberties anymore?
Sorry it cut off when i pasted it tile was to long.