Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another Reason To Rue The State Of The Media Today

Last year, the US Air Force required their oath of enlistment to include the words "so help me God" regardless of the airman's religious affiliation or lack thereof, based on their interpretation of United State Code 10. why did that start last year? I have no idea. It was always optional during the time I was in from 1975-1998.

Recently an airman crossed out those words and refused to say them. Consequently, the Air Force told him he could not reenlist unless he included those words. Legal representation was obtained, the issue was sent up the channel, and everyone wondered why the US Air Force, alone among the military services, was violating the US Constitution by requiring airmen to swear their oath before "God", presumably the Christian god. Today the Air Force corrected their policy.

KXLY News decided to report this by posting this on their Facebook page:
"SOUND OFF!" they say.

As I just showed in the paragraphs above, a couple of rudimentary searches would find the facts in this case. But rather than inform the public, KXLY sensationalizes instead. What a waste.

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