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The US Air Force has now officially declared that God’s help is no longer necessary. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced Wednesday that effective immediately “so help me God” will no longer be a part of the required oath for enlisting or reenlisting in that branch of military service. Here’s the story from the Huffington Post:
According to USA Today, the Air Force faced pressure to change the policy from the American Humanist Association, which threatened to sue them on behalf of an airman who was not allowed to reenlist because he would not say the phrase. …
“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” Sec. Lee said in the statement. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our Airmen’s rights are protected.”
Both the Army and the Navy allow soldiers and sailors to omit saying “so help me God” from their oaths when they enlist.
Response: Another case where the USA is backing away from its traditional faith and unity in God the Creator. Today diversity has become more important than unity in America. This makes sense in today’s American culture where faith in God is considered to be only one option among many.
I believe we will rue the day when we turned our back on the providence of God as a nation. According to George Washington there would not even be a country without the divine blessings and providence of the Creator. Even Thomas Jefferson acknowledged the hand of God in American history. But in this generation we are increasingly demanding that we go our own way and do our own thing without divine help. God is now only an option. *Top