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Atheists Complain; Air Force Responds by Removing 'God' from Logo

By Bobby Eberle

In the liberal world of political correctness, I guess the motto is "Offend the Masses." To these liberal elites, it's much better to support a complainer than to take a stand and support the majority. That's exactly what's going on with the Air Force after a group of atheists complaining about a patch that includes a Latin reference to God. The Air Force's response was not to tell them to take a hike. Instead, they changed the patch.

As noted in a press release, Rep. Randy Forbes sent a letter "to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz expressing his concern over recent news that the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) changed its logo to remove a Latin reference to "God." The RCO made the change in response to complaints from the "Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF).

The text of the letter is as follows:

It has come to our attention that the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) has modified the logo on its official patch to remove its reference to "God," following a complaint from the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. Because such alteration certainly was not required by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, we call on you to reverse this troubling decision.

As Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bipartisan group of 103 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives dedicated to protecting religious freedom in America and ensuring that our nation is not stripped of references to its spiritual heritage, we are deeply concerned that the RCO capitulated to pressure from an outside group that consistently strives to remove references to God and faith from our nation's military.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the establishment of religion; however, the mere mention of God certainly does not rise to this level. The action taken by the RCO suggests that all references to God, regardless of their context, must be removed from the military. As we are confident that your legal advisors would not suggest that censorship is required for compliance with the First Amendment, we ask that you reverse this perplexing decision.

As you know, courts consistently have upheld the constitutionality of our national motto, "In God We Trust," despite its obvious mention of God. In fact, that motto appears on our nation's currency and is inscribed above the Speaker's rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. In light of these and numerous other instances of prominent references to God and consistent affirmations of their constitutionality, we ask that you reverse the decision to alter the logo. Thank you for your attention to this matter and we look forward to receiving your prompt response.

The inscription on the Air Force patch read "Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus," which translates to "Doing God's Work with Other People's Money." After the complaint, the Air Force changed it to "Doing Miracles with Other People's Money."

This is yet another example of political correctness gone crazy, and it must stop! If God is good enough for our national motto, He's good enough for the Air Force.

Forbes' letter was cosigned by 35 other Members of Congress. Please let him know you support his actions. Enough is enough!

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  1. genesalComment by genesal
    February 8, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    WARNING!
    If God doesn’t think we want Him – He won’t be there when we need him.
    I think our Country needs Him.

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    • jb80538Comment by jb80538
      February 8, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

      I completely agree!

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    • angryrepublicanComment by angryrepublican
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      She is not a vindictive god. She loves all of us, even the infidels!

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    • msheilmanComment by msheilman
      February 8, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

      @ angry republican: negative points for you. You only have one star because that’s the lowest vote.  ”She” .   Huh… you sure you’re not a liberal?  But, yes, G_d loves even you…

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    • Allen SComment by Allen S
      February 8, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

      The answer is…
      Eph 6:12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      Until We the People turn back to God in this country we will not have good leadership. How goes the believer, so goes the nation. 

       

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      February 8, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

      To angryrepublican;  You must be one of those “More Light” presbyterians who have doused the Light from a once-great Christian denomination.

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    • retiredmarinepilotComment by retiredmarinepilot
      February 8, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

      Well I’m a Marine, and this kind of BS pisses me off.  I don’t have to be PC so here’s what I think.  If the Air Force had any ***** they’d have told them to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.  We were always finding a damn good reason to pray to God in the Corps.  No one, and I mean no one will ever tell the Marines not to praise their Maker.  You’re right too, in times like the present we need the Good Lord’s blessing more than ever.  To hell with Obama and Congress.

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    • ChrisATracyComment by christopheratracy
      February 20, 2012 @ 11:55 am

      As the college professor stood before his auditorium of students, he stated that “God does not exist. If he does I stand before you all and i ask this so-called God to tell me that he exists.” With arms outstretched he bellows looking up to the ceiling, “If you do you can strike me down off my own power-enabled legs that I walk on!” Sitting up front a decently dressed,clean cut man stood up, walked to in front of the professor …and swung his fist punching the man in the cheek sending him sprawled unconscious on the platform floor. “God is busy .. so He left this U.S. Marine to take care of the less important ‘attention to details’.”

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  2. nanceComment by nance
    February 8, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    WELL? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

       
      The RCO made the change in response to complaints from the “Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF). FREE THINKING ????? Actual Free thinking is the inclusion of the possibility of God, not the absence of it.
       
      Enter Obama and his unintelligent arguments, powerless leadership, and weak ideology which only serves to close the umbrella of divine protection and divine intervention on our military. Does he actually for one moment think that our men put their lives on the line for him and his ideology? Name me one American soldier who has gone to war to lay down his life to preserve and defend Secular Socialism?
       
      Conservative candidates who fail to grasp our current political mess as a life and death struggle between radical Liberals and radical Conservatives for the soul of America should think on these things;
       
      To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.’ Darkness is not the opposite of light, just the absence of it. Likewise ignorant secular free thinking is not the opposite of intelligence, just the absence of intelligence. Lies are not the opposite of truth, just the absence of truth. Likewise American rebirth will never occur in the presence of Obama and his secular atheist Socialism, only in the absence of Obama and his secular atheist Socialism.
       

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    • mcrankComment by mcrank
      February 8, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

      If Christians complain about the atheists having “God” removed from the logo—will they put it back?

      If Christians complain about how atheists whine about everything related to the expression of Christian values and principles—will their right to express their faith openly be defended?

      If Christians complain about having to cater to every trite and meaningless atheist whim to the point of having to surrender their expression of faith—will they be cited as upholding American ideals and values and the Judeo-Christian foundation upon which this country was founded?

      If Christians basically just lay it on the line and make it clear that they have had enough of this BS—will they be afforded any degree of just representation?

      How much more utterly ridiculous is this going to get?  The whole atheist movement becomes nothing more than a circus act when they feel compelled to nitpick about every little display of Christianity—and none of them are being coerced to convert to
      Christianity nor to comply with the practice of it.  But Christians are supposed to bow to their demands that erupt from their childish temper tantrums over something that poses absolutely no threat to them at all?

      I don’t know who is worse—the atheists or the judicial community that keeps pampering them.

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  3. JoJoComment by JoJo
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    It is time to be politically INcorrect! By being politically correct we give up our right to our own mind. It is a very communistic way of life. Unfortunately the public has bought into it. Time to have your own thoughts and question others. That is if you wish to remain free. And demand that the government obeys the masses and does not institute laws for 3 or 4 people who are never happy with anything anyway.

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    • undertheword72Comment by undertheword72
      February 8, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      There is the possibilty we as a nation have been on a “self-destruction” path since WWII! My Father was in the USA NAVY thruout the war. He was drinking and playing the fiddle for dances before the war and sort of quit while in the Navy.  But, it didn’t last very long he went wild again. My uncle who I thought the world of while growing up. He was even more “wild” and cheated on his wife continously, going dancing every Friday and Sat. nite! My Father would beat me quite often, then my uncle would threaten him by telling my Father “that he would find a new home for me! This reminds me of the way this world is today, there is no “safe place” in this world today! Nearly every one you meet is so “UNGODLY” that it feels so good to fellowship with true “Christians”   

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  4. msheilmanComment by msheilman
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    I’m seeing RED, not USAF BLUE YELLOW. My dad was a 35-year USAF veteran, and I am so glad he’s no longer here to see the travesties being foisted on our way of life by all this pc crappiola. May G_D have mercy on those of us who still love and serve Him. † <(((>< †

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    • jb80538Comment by jb80538
      February 8, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

      Your Dad sees what’s going on and I’m sure he’s not happy about it.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

       
      Did you mean travesties or transvestites? Obama has removed God as our fighting Co-pilot and it is now weak Barney Frank who sits in the back jump-seat of our fighter jets, and grabs the cockpit joystick of our more experienced pilots, in order to control the battle of the heavens and fight for Obama’s unheavenly version of America.

      YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR HIM AND CALL YOURSELF CHRISTIAN IN THE SAME BREATH.
       

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    • msheilmanComment by msheilman
      February 8, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      @ inluminatuo  (unless you were being facetious): I’m an English teacher and have an excellent command of our language; I wrote “travesties” and I meant “travesties”. Furthermore, G_d is my PILOT, not my co-pilot; hope He’s yours, too, not just your co-pilot. :-)

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 9, 2012 @ 8:35 am

      Well said,,,I was being facetious and referring to a very popular Book in the 1950′s called “God is my Co-Pilot”

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  5. nanceComment by nance
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    What’s the matter with Schwartz and the other guy – Donely?  Don’t they even QUESTION this silly order..cowards? Atheists? what great leaders  we are having lately..they stand up for their one and only country so well..well, stand up while you can and maybe you can make a difference..you can still stay out of jail if you have the intestinal fortitude – INTESTINAL FORTITUDE MEANS GUTS AND COURAGE, ANGER AT TYRANNY AND THE STRONG VOICE OF A REAL PATRIOT..YOU ARE IN POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! STILL INSIST ON COWARDICE? WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST FOR OUR COUNTRY THAT STILL RESPECTS OUR MILITARY? DON’T THROW IN THE TOWEL BECAUSE YOU HAVE A WHOLE COUNTRY BEHIND YOU..

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  6. msheilmanComment by msheilman
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    and – when are these G_d hating satanists going to start complaining every time the name of our Lord is used disparagingly, irreverently, in conjunction with obscenities????

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

      Just praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, then pass Obama the pork and see if he bites or passes,,,then we will see which God he really worships.

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      Do you mean when Rev. Wright said, “Oh no, no, no, no; not God Bless America, God damn America”?  Don’t count on any righteous indignation from godless satan-pawns.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      February 8, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

      A different Wright – Pastor Joe Wright got it right and that was before anybody ever heard of Obawawa.
      I apologize if you’ve heard this before and not happy about the redundancy.
      Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,,” but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
      We confess:
      We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.
      We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.
      We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle.
      We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
      We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
      We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
      We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
      We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
      We have abused power and called it politics.
      We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.
      We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
      We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
      Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
      Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of your will. I ask it in the Name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.
      Amen.

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      February 9, 2012 @ 10:24 am

      To Genesal:  Thank-you for remembering and posting this beautiful benediction.  I believe it was given to open the legislative session in Nebraska or Oklahoma?? several years ago.  It should be recited to open congress.

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  7. braines57Comment by braines57
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    I think it is terrible that any branch of our military would kowtow in this manner. Our USAF has a great and proud history of defending our freedom and heritage; however, by removing God from their patch they just pooped all over it. I don’t know who these “leaders” are who made this decision, but they are probably some of the same ones who support other ridiculous “policies” like “don’t ask, don’t tell”. We have prospered as a nation; however, in recent years we have “recognized” what God calls “an abomination” as “normal” and now we are allowing leaders to remove all references to God and Christianity from our lives. If WE THE PEOPLE don’t stand up and start doing something about this soon, it will be too late!

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  8. mhoelzelComment by Miles
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    Why are “atheists” so offended by a God, whom they claim does not exist?  How can one be offended by a vacuum?  Anyway, when they pass they will know there is a God who is righteous and just.  All doubt and denial will be removed.

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  9. wolfComment by wolf
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    I’m sick and tired of Political Correctness.  That phrase came about when politicians were concerned that statements made by them could offend “potential” voters.  None of the general populace is “running for office” so political correctness has NO place in our society as citizens.

    Last time I checked, we are free to offend anyone and speak how we feel. The liberals in this country have demanded that everything “we the people” say and do must be politically correct.  Hog Wash.  We’re not running for office and I think it’s refreshing that we all “tell it like it is” and speak the “truth” rather than sugar-coat things and cloud or completely obscure the issues.

    Just saying….   

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  10. mvjimoComment by mvjimo
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    I’m frankly surprised that the MAAF didn’t support the AF motto. After all, “Doing God’s work with other people’s money” sounds like a far-Left description of the military anyway. Is their a Latin translation of “Doing God’s Work with the People’s Money” or “Doing God’s Work to Keep People Free”?

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

      Here is one the Democrats use quite Often

      Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc – We gladly feast on those who would subdue us (The Addams Family)

      “In God we trust: All others we monitor”
      5th Reconnaissance Squadron (5th RS)

      “The impossible we do every day, Miracles takes a bit longer”
      4404th CSG/PERSCO Dhahran AB, Saudi Arabia

        

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  11. scribe390Comment by scribe390
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Matt. 10:33 – “But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.”   Wouldn’t want to be in their shoes at judgment!

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  12. calharComment by calhar
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    If something was assinine my Grandmother use to say “O MY GOD”

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    • msheilmanComment by msheilman
      February 8, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

      Not to put down your grandmother, but this is not reverential. I correct my (public school) students when they say that and calmly ask them instead to say “Oh, my gosh!”  So I’m anal – this is my loving Daddy we’re talking about :-)

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  13. frisco8112Comment by frisco8112
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    My father did not give his life for this country to put up with this.  He was proud of his country, the USAF, his family and his religion.  Let’s stop taking God out of this country! Maybe the US is having a hard time because we’ve pushed God out.  The USAF should be strong enough to tell the atheists to stop looking at the logo if they don’t like it.  PUT GOD BACK.

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  14. mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    So when this nation is completely in shambles from it own arrogance and we have the audacity to ask “Where is GOD when we need him – or how GOD could let this happen”, just remember we have virtually removed him from our existence. He gave us the ability to make our own choices and in the end we let it happened. For one, I surely would not want to be were I was not wanted.  When we turn our back on GOD, He turns his back on us. We have been asking for his wrath for a long time and as in the days of Noah we are going to get it

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    • undertheword72Comment by undertheword72
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

       Gentlemen, we are now past “the point of no return” as far as ”GOD” is concerned! The only way this nation the “USA” could recover is if  “EVERY CHRISTIAN” would get down on their knee’s and pray to our “GOD” in heaven to spare us from what is coming upon us, and it may be to late for that! But the bible says that “If every knee bows before the LORD and confeses that “JESUS IS LORD THOU SHALT BE SAVED”. our nation needs to do this in a hurry, before it’s too late!

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

      But for 10 righteous men in the Deomcrat Party he might spare America the fate of sodom and Gomorrah,,,,,,,oops looks like we are in for it.

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

      2 Chron. 7:14 -God admonish’s us with the first word of this passage…..IF

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  15. longpurpleComment by longpurple
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    I think it was Kenneth Tynan who said such idiocy as this complaint reveals  ” . . . that hatred of God which the truly Godless man cannot feel”.

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  16. Bryan KComment by Bryan K
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    AGNOSTIC SAYS, “WHO CARES?”

    I’m an agnostic. I do not subscribe to religion nor do I think it likely that  there is a God as christians, jews, and musliims see such a diety. However, who cares? I fully realize that I live in a society in which over 80% believe and I defer to them. Put the word “God” wherever you want. I could not care less. One wonders at such militant “God haters” who get offended by public display nof belief. “Methinks the laddie doth protest too much.” 

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    • IndependentComment by Independent
      February 8, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

      I may disagree with your belief in a Deity, however, I agree with the way you look at the subject. I don’t push my beliefs on others, so I think I could get along with people like yourself. God Bless! That wasn’t ment to be nasty toward you, I mean it.

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    • Bryan KComment by Bryan K
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

      Hi Independent. No offense taken. It may also surprise you that my closest buddy (an atheist) describes Christians as the largest persecuted MAJORITY in the USA today.

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    • IndependentComment by Independent
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

      Thanks, but in our teachings, these persecutions were prophesised. As in our teachings, we must love others as ourselves. Not hate.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

       
      In other words, as a true American, even though I do not agree with what you said, I will defend to the death your right to say it. ,,,,,Unlike Obama our immitation American who attacks the rights of those who defend us to defend us in the words and faith of their forefathers. What an odious piece of leadeership works he is. How did we fall for such deception?
       

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  17. IndependentComment by Independent
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    One of the definitions for ‘Miracle’;

    A miracle is the occurrence of an amazing and improbable event, often interpreted to have religious origins and to have been caused by God. (noun)

    Maybe they will now try to re-write the Dictioary. LOL 

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  18. pianobillComment by pianobill
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Obama probably told the Air Force Generals to remove and change the logo. after all Obama favors the queers and lesbians and atheists. This disgusts me–I’m a 21 yrs veteran of the AF. Things like this did not happen when Gen. Curtis LeMay was commander of SAC (where I served) Quit giving in to these a–holes.

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  19. MaryComment by Mary
    February 8, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Hi Bryan,
    I truly wish I could convince you to believe in God like I do.  However, I appreciate your frankness.  Our country was built on Judeo/Christian principles.  If this group doesn’t like having God’s name displayed, and His protection, they should move to a muslim country.  I guarantee they would not be allowed to protest there.

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    • IndependentComment by Independent
      February 8, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

      He may nor believe, but he appears to be as good if not better than some Christians I know.

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  20. cincinnatusComment by cincinnatus
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    It makes sense to reverse the God-eliminating change, BUT while they’re at it, the Air Force should correct the misspelling that appears in both the old and the changed Latin motto:  Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus—the correct spelling of the last word is “efficiemus” with an “i” before the scond “e”

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  21. cincinnatusComment by cincinnatus
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    It makes sense to reverse the God-eliminating change, BUT while they’re at it, the Air Force should correct the grammatical errors/misspellings that appear in both the old and the changed Latin motto:  Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus—”Alienum” should be “Aliena” and the correct form of the last word is “efficiemus” with an “i” before the second “e”

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

      Once again the gay Liberal would push their feminie gendered “Aliena” into the masculine “Alienum” and make us all aliens to our Constitutional rights to free speech.

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  22. Jack TComment by Jack T
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    I attempted to leave a thank for on Congressman Forbes’s Website but it only allows citizens of Virginia to do that.  Let me know if there is another avenue I can use to thank him!

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    • cincinnatusComment by cincinnatus
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

      His Press Secretary is Joe Hack, whose fax number is 202.226.1170.

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  23. bouviermommyComment by bouviermommy
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    I must say that, as a Christian, I found the motto to be rather lame anyway.  The armed services are not doing God’s work.  He is doing that, with His church sharing the Gospel and making disciples.  Liberal theology helped get us into WWI, and kept us there too.  I think it’s time for a new motto.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

      He loosed the faithful lightening of his terrible swift American sword in WWII and the world became a better place for it.

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  24. Rich MoneyComment by Rich Money
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of angst and hand-wringing that atheists suffer regarding a god that they claim to believe doesn’t exist. Santa Claus doesn’t exist, and I know this. Therefore, you don’t see me out picketing every Santa Claus display demanding that it be removed. Since I am comfortable that he is a fictional character, it doesn’t matter to me that some believe in him. Yet atheists go apoplectic at every mention of the CHRISTIAN God, and isn’t it interesting that it always regards the Christian God? I can’t ever remember a story of atheists picketing a Muslim display, or complaining about Muslims praying in the government. Buddhists, Taoists and the like are never targeted by these God-haters. Yet let a Christian bring up devotion to Christ, or let him pray, and the atheists want him strung up on a tree. I have to ask myself “Why?” If God truly doesn’t exist, then why would you waste significant mental energy and physical resources trying to eradicate a myth? Even more perplexing is this…if the Christian God vexes you so, why doesn’t the Muslim or Buddhist or Mormon god? I guess all gods aren’t equal, eh? You attack anything related to Christ or Christianity, yet all other religions get a pass from your venom. If God doesn’t exist, doesn’t it logically follow that he doesn’t exist for Buddhists or Muslims the same as he doesn’t exist for Christians? Yet the gods of these other religions don’t seem to bother you much. If I were an atheist, I would be asking myself this question. Why does the mention of the Christian God bother me so much? If He truly doesn’t exist, it should affect me about as much as the Loch Ness Monster or the lost continent of Atlantis. All are myths with no meaning and no power. Yet mention of the Christian God clearly DOES bother these atheists. Shakespeare had a line in Hamlet where Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, speaks of a queen in a play thus: “the lady doth protest too much, methinks.” The phrase has commonly come to mean that someone can insist so strongly about something that people listening begin to suspect that the opposite is often true in the heart of the one who is protesting. I’d like to say to the atheists: Thou dost protest too much, methinks. See, here’s what I believe is really in play. The reason that Allah or Buddha or Shiva doesn’t bother you is because deep down inside you know they don’t really exist. The Christian God Jesus Christ bothers you precisely because deep inside you KNOW He exists, and that makes Him a threat because you don’t want to live the way He calls you to live. At a subliminal level, you realize that He does exist and the eternal judgment is a certainty, but like a very small child who is willful and headstrong, you stick your collective fingers in your ears and say “Nyah, Nyah, Nyah…I can’t hear you” when mom says the whooping is coming. Well folks, I’ve got some very bad news for you. You can do all you want to try to eradicate God; He’s been here long before you were born and He’ll be here long after your body is dust. Unfortunately for you, your soul is eternal, and it will spend eternity in punishment and damnation if you don’t wise up. Just ask yourself this question, and see if you can answer it logically. “If God truly doesn’t exist, why does His very mention get me so lathered?” If you really think about it, it makes no sense. There is no logical reason for it outside of the one I have put forth here. Think on it carefully…your eternal soul depends on the choices you make now.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 8, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

       
      Christians believe they were created buy a perfect, infallible, omnipresent, all knowing loving God.
       
      Secular Atheists believe they arose from amoebas and slime .
       
      The fact of the matter is that both are correct. You are what you believe and in the case of the secular athiest Liberals, what the mind conceives the mind acheives
       

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      February 8, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

      Agnostics and atheists alike would do themselves well to pick and read C.L. Lewis’s ” Mere Christianity”.  A profound read!

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    • lcpeterson57Comment by lcpeterson57
      February 11, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

      Inluminatuo, I love what you wrote. I copied it and will share it with my politically-atuned daughter in college. We both get worked up about the atheistic viewpoint!

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  25. BeemergrannyComment by Beemergranny
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    So sick and tired of a handful of people dictating the way the majority of this country should think and act. Afraid of a law suit??  So what!

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  26. Bill from MiddletownComment by Bill from Middletown
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    The good congressman does not accept emails from outside his district.
     
    The USAF has gone nuts.  And I am a USAF veteran.

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  27. leemayComment by leemay
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    As long as the democrats have any kind of power we will continue on the path to
    socialism

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  28. undertheword72Comment by undertheword72
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    The only way this nation is going to be spared from what lies before us, would be to have a national revival where “GOD” comes first in our lives! But it may be too late already! It seems that America is already under judgement for the killing, “ABORTION” of his little children! Our nation has become so “immorilized”, allowing two men to marry! The same with ”WOMEN”!  It just makes me sick to even think of the sin they are committing ”GOD destroyed Sodom and Gomorra” because they were populated with “GAY” people! It is impossible for gay people to be “Christians” and yet, we let them into our churches all the time! And on top of that, some churches treat them with “RESPECT”! No wonder we are under judgement as a nation!

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  29. SamCComment by SamC
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Why is everyone writing G-D instead of GOD?  Has our right to say God been taken away already?  Please leave God in our letters and —  thank you God for being.

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  30. Marc JericComment by Marc Jeric
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Mullah Obama, or as I prefer to call that marxist Muslim from Kenya Aby Hussein al-Mombassa, is hell-bent to communize this country by any means necessary. In this effort he is helped by our MSM (Main Stream Media, or better yet Marxist Stalinist Media), by our eco-nazis, by professors of sociology, history, African female poetry, psychology, healthy eating, history of women’s rights, ecology, and other similar garbage.

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  31. moonshineComment by moonshine
    February 8, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Well look on the bright side, at least Obama didn’t instruct them to replace God with Allah. Had he been asked, its a very likely possibility.

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  32. IndependentComment by Independent
    February 8, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    We shouldn’t lump all Atheists in one group just as they shouldn’t lump all (so called) Christians in one group. All Christians don’t support Perry and I bet all Atheists don’t dislike him. Issues are what matters. Freedom first.

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    • KirbyComment by Kirby
      February 8, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

      I’m beginning to see that we Christians are as much to blame for the hatred the atheists have for us.   As an ex-atheist myself, I remember why I had become one despite my mother’s dragging my brother, two sisters, and I around to the Epsicopal church throughout our early childhood.  I was a nonbeliever for 13 costly years.

      I still see the same problems in our churches today – the solid wall of indifference to the real principles of the Bible which call us to sacrificial service to Christ.  We can do that as long as it doesn’t get in the way of our golf schedule or the weekend sports parade.  We give our tithes (for those who do) straight to our little congregations and consider our deed for the hundreds of millions in the world who suffer terribly under repressive governments all done.

      How many of you even bother to pray for our ruthlessly persecuted brethren in third world nations?  I’m on my 4th church in the last five years and still see the yearly plea for praying for the persecuted go completely ignored by every pulpit.  They beg only for our praayers but most so-called Christians don’t even want to know what they are going through.  It might move them to give a portion of their precious vacation and retirement funds.  Can’t have that.

      There is way to much political correct preaching ever since one of our past presidents made it illegal for the country’s preachers to make any political statement.  It’s all about that tax-exempt status. 

      The atheists aren’t the problem.  Our Lord’s name is hated because no one will live the life Christ called us to with intense heart, mercy, and compassion.    

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  33. bouviermommyComment by bouviermommy
    February 8, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    OF COURSE we need God!  He is our creator and sustainer!  But, people, read the motto….it’s stupid and the height of idolatry, daring to suggest that a secular army is doing God’s work!  The God of the Bible is not a political figure, and is not on any country’s “side.”  There are Christians in all countries.  God brings prosperity; He also brings calamity. He is in control of all things to His glory for the ultimate good of those who are in Christ.  So, no country is in any way similar to the Biblical Israelites who were governed as a theocracy under the old Covenant of Works, pointing with types and shadows to the Kingdom of God after Christ’s work on earth was done.   I still say get a new motto that glorifies God, not men. 

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  34. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    February 8, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    The Air Force acted like wusses and bowed to these atheist demands without a fight. Shame on them for forsaking God. The mention of God had no bearing on any religion other than to offend a small minority of atheists. May these people rot in hell in their afterlives.

    America needs to wise up before they start eliminating Christmas and Easter and force God out of our currency and national motto. Obama does nothing and actually supports this onslaught against religion by his nominating of hundreds of ultra-liberal judges who side with the atheists, ACLU and Freedom From Religion Groups.

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  35. evesin0207Comment by evesin0207
    February 8, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    As a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Viet Nam War as a Hospital Corpswave (medic) and treating the returning wounded warriors, I can’t tell you how many times they asked me to pray with them, for our Lord Jesus Christ to give them the strength to carry on.

    Now you tell me that a fanatical group of atheists take priority over the courageous men and women who fought for this country, suffered the horrors of war and even died after returning?  Does our Air Force dare to show such disrespect for all the men and women who fought, and still fight, in all branches of the military?

    If this is truly a Republic, a Democracy, then the just thing to do is to put this issue to a vote.  Send ballots to all active members of the Armed Forces and have them decide where GOD fits in.  Do they want to throw him away with the bath water?  That will be the true test and will of the people.

    Over the past few decades these GOD hating handful of people have changed our Christian country into a cowering fearful “politically correct” government who jumps when they say jump.  We’ve lost so many of OUR religious rights due to these hatemongerers.  When will it end and when do we get a say in what is being denied us.  We ARE the MAJORITY.  What is wrong with this picture??       

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  36. bna42Comment by bna42
    February 8, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Please let him know you support his actions. Enough is enough!”

    Something that really irritates me is the fact that all these “political contact forms” ask for your zip code, and they will not accept any correspondence from anyone NOT in their district.  If is not possible for anyone to send words of encouragement to Rep. Randy Forbes unless you live in his district.

    I once sent an email to Nancy Pelosi when she was speaker of the House, trying to give her an opinion.  I received a response that since I didn’t live in her district she would not accept my email.  I really thought the speaker would be concerned with more people than just the ones residing in San Francisco, but apparently not.      

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  38. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    February 8, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Should we be surprised when the Commander in Chief is himself a Christian hater?  

    Can’t agree more with those who’ve asked why God seems to be so offensive to athiests. 

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  39. celador2Comment by celador2
    February 8, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    The military needs chaplains who serve their men by first serving the Lord. And the US will be better off with a new CIC after Obama is defeated 2012. Any Republican will be better for military  morale and people fo faith than Obama

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  40. studi30Comment by studi30
    February 8, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    The expression” Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition” came from the Revolutionary War. The soldiers ran out of paper for their cartridges( containing premeasured black powder and ball) and used pages from the Bible for the cartridge paper. During WW2 the expression was “there are no athiests in the fox holes”. The most unbeliever became a believer when the actual gravity of their situation hit them in the face.

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  41. Spiritof76Comment by Spiritof76
    February 8, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    I am sick and tired of atheists getting offended by this or that and forcing the rest of us to be offended by their actions.  Frankly, I am offended by the atheists constantly complaining about the rest of us believing in God.  There is nothing in the Constitution that protects any one being offended.  There is only a prohibition from Congress passing legislation to estabish religion.  Believing in God is not the same as being part of any religion.  Atheists believe in nothing and that is the religion of the atheists.  I am offended by that. 
    US Military has become a bunch of cowards-recall Ft. Hood political correctness?.  If they can’t stand up to the feckless atheists how are they going to defend the country against a ruthless enemy?

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  42. dc3533Comment by dc3533
    February 8, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    What I don’t understand is this: when the Air Force received this complaint, why didn’t they bring it out in the open?  Why have secret discussions and make changes without allowing other groups to have input?
    I am offended by the atheists and free thinkers saying that their religion should be the State Religion and we should only observe their dogma, which is complete absence of GOD.

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  43. eau55Comment by eau55
    February 8, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    As an Airmen that served my country with pride, I am deeply disappointed that this action was taken. Without God our military is nothing. God’s guidance is what made this nation great and gave us the strength to stand up to defend freedom in the world. But while I am disappointed I am not surprise because this administartion has declared war on Christianity and emboldened those that raise these challenges to our Freedom of Religion. Without Freedom of Religion there is no freedom. Despite these challenges in the end God will win. 

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  44. AlanComment by Alan
    February 9, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    I am so sick of an insignigcantly small minority dictating to the rest of the country.  A few atheists are offended by the mere mention of God (even in a non-English language), and nobody can mention his name.  The people of California voted TWICE! that marriage is between a man and a woman, and a handful of judges say we’re wrong.  What ever happened to democracy?
    Does anyone else find it galling that atheists call themselve “freethinkers”, as if nobody else is free to think for themselves?  Yet they are terrified that  someone else might be free to think there is a God!

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  45. keepyourpowerComment by keepyourpower
    February 9, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    In the END OF TIMES …Good will be considered evil and evil will be considered Good.
    If all of you cannot see this…you have scales on your eyes and cotton in your ears too.
    We are living in the End of Times! Why should all of this shock you!
    You either fight it…or you let it happen. Either way…you better start looking UP because HE is coming back to save us! To take us with Him!
    I am a patriot…and I believe in putting on the Armor of God and fighting evil. I will die trying…but I will not die in vain!
     
    God Bless the USA!

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  46. cynicalobserverComment by cynicalobserver
    February 9, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    On order for a complaint to be acted on. the complainer must be 1.a radical 2. an anti American 3. An anti Christian 4. a foreigner from a Muslim country. 5. an insane derelict 6.a Juvenile 7, someone who wants to cause trouble or 8. Mentally retarded

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      February 9, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

      You didn’t describe Obama on purpose, did you?

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  47. commonsenseneededComment by commonsenseneeded
    February 10, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Well people, if we don’t get off our behinds, and start pushing back against those who are depriving us of our rights and liberties, then we deserve what we get. I for one, will not fall into the trap of being politically correct, and will tell it like it is! If someone is in this country illegally, without the authorization of our wishy-washy government, I will call them illegal aliens. If I want to display a cross, a Star of David or any other religious symbol, I will do so, and the athiests can go to hell! I am sick and tired of a hand full of people, trying to dictate everything to the rest of us! I am an American, and I am endowed with certain freedoms and liberties, that I will not surrender. Buy into the Politically Correct ****, and you are surrendering your rights as a free person, and are bound by rules and regulations that are crippling our country. Do the right thing, and don’t be intimidated by people who are “offended” by what you say, do or think! There are many things that offend me, about the way this country is being run, and the way people act, but in a free country, we have to accept that some things will be disagreeable to us. Deal with the differences, and don’t start trying to deny someone’s liberties, until it affects you personally, and I don’t mean being offended!

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      February 10, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

      We have allowed this politically correct nonsense for several years.  The government is now telling us which words we can use, which words are unacceptable, how we should think, and what we should believe.  Most people are afraid to speak out because they are intimidated.  I have made comments on some forums and the PC crowd dogpiled on me like a bunch of rabid wolves.

      The First Amendment guarantees  the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of the press.  Just because the press has delegated its freedom to the current occupier of the White House does not give him or anyone else the authority to trample on the rest of those guaranteed freedoms.  My freedoms will be defended if I am the only one defending them. 

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  48. nanceComment by nance
    February 10, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    hey hey Brian K –so you belong to that happy union of fence-sitters – watching the world go by. How do you arrive at this state of limbo-like indecision? Wouldn’t you like to be either one or the other, ever.. just to say that you actually decided on something?  Neither hot nor cold..hey! I’ve got it!~you’re milquetoast. 

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  49. JoJoComment by JoJo
    February 11, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    There lived a man called Nicholas. He used to give poor children gifts at Christmas time. He died and was made a saint, known as St Nicholas who it time became known to children as Santa Claus.

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