Air Force demands an oath to God

No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”  That’s in the United States Constitution (Article VI, paragraph 3).

The US Air Force doesn’t care.  They swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and then they ignore the parts they don’t like by demanding that the oath include the words “So help me God.” bilde 

This clear violation is surely headed to court, and we’re going to hear the same arguments they always make:  But this is a Christian country and the majority should rule and blah blah blah.

I’ve debated this issue with True Believers and it’s a waste of time — they never seem to accept the fact that it’s unconstitutional discrimination.  Since it’s discrimination they agree with, how can it be wrong?

Imagine if they argued this:

“This is a white nation and the Founding Fathers supported slavery. The majority doesn’t want blacks in the military, so they should abide by tradition. The minority shouldn’t be allowed to dictate to the majority what the laws should be.”

“This is a straight nation and the Founding Fathers supported heterosexuality. The majority doesn’t want gays in the military, so they should abide by tradition. The minority shouldn’t be allowed to dictate to the majority what the laws should be.”

“This is a male-run nation and the Founding Fathers supported men being in charge. The majority doesn’t want women in the military, so they should abide by tradition. The minority shouldn’t be allowed to dictate to the majority what the laws should be.”

So, yeah, I’m upset whenever there is discrimination.  Like the current fight for gay rights, the people who want to discriminate can’t see past their own biases to understand what is wrong with their position.

And, for the record, I would be just as upset if the military was requiring an oath that denied the existence of God. The government has no right to discriminate based on religion or lack thereof.

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2 thoughts on “Air Force demands an oath to God

  1. The phrase “So help me God” does NOT establish any single religion. It simply recognizes that there is a higher power here on Earth.
    Funny how the anti-religionists scream long and loud against any and all Christian or Jewish signs or symbols, but that they are amazingly SILENT when it comes to the muslims. Are they afraid of being beheaded, too?

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