Air Force Academy Considering Dropping ‘God’ From Oath Following Complaint
The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado is considering dropping God from its cadet oath after an organization that fights for the separation of church and state lodged a complaint with officials.
The situation began when the academy sent photographs of its new prep school to a local newspaper, which included a snapshot of a poster that contained the honor oath.
"We will not lie, steal nor cheat, nor tolerate anyone among us who does," the oath states. "Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live honorably. So help me God."
A writer at the newspaper sent the photograph of the poster to Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who in turn filed a complaint with the Air Force Academy.
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