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Air Force Removes ‘God’ From Logo To Please Atheists

| February 8, 2012

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A Virginia lawmaker is calling on the Air Force to reverse a decision to remove a Latin reference to “God” from a logo after an atheist group complained.

Rep. Randy Forbes, (R-VA), said the Air Force removed the logo several weeks ago from the Rapid Capabilities Office. The patch included a line written in Latin that read, “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.” (see sidebar image)

But after the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers complained, Forbes said the line was rewritten in Latin to read, “Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money.” 

Forbes, along with a bi-partisan group of 35 lawmakers, sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz expressing concern over the decision to remove a non-religious reference to God.

“It is most egregious,” Forbes told Fox News. “The Air Force is taking the tone that you can’t even use the word ‘God.’”

Forbes said his office contacted the Air Force and officials there confirmed that the logo had been changed after the atheist group complained.

A spokesman for the Air Force told Fox News they had received the letter and would investigate the claims.

Forbes said the removal of “God” is a “bridge too far in terms of the rights of men and women who serve in our services and their ability to express their faith.”

“But the significance of this is what the Air Force is saying with this move – that the word ‘God’ – whether it has any reference to faith or not, can’t be used in the Air Force,” Forbes said.

He said the incident is one of several in recent months that have caused him to wonder if the military is cleansing itself of religious references.

“It’s a very dangerous course to take,” he said.

“I am concerned that the RCO capitulated to pressure from an outside group that consistently seeks to remove references to God and faith in our military,” he said. ‘The RCO’s action to modify the logo sets a dangerous precedent that all references to God, regardless of context, must be removed from the military.” source – Fox News Radio

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  1. I know this is not the point, but I like the new one much better. But this does set a very scary precedent.

  2. Orlando says:

    Amazing how believers have to remove God from everything so non-believers are not offended yet they get to shove their unbelief down our throats and we just have to sit here and take it.

  3. DALE BRIGGS says:

    I AM SO DAM TIRED OF THE NONE DELIVERS TELLING OUR ARMED FORCES WHAT THEY USE AS A PATCH OR ANY OTHER IT IS TO BAD THAT ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN ENFORCE FOR YEARS AND ENJOYED BY ALL OTHERS MUST BE TAKEN DOWN BECAUSE A FEW DISLIKES IT I WOUNDER IF THEY WILL DEMAND THAT WE GIVE UP OUR BIBLES AND CHURCHES AND TURN EVERY THING TO THE BROTHER HOOD AND ANY OTHER THAT HATES GOD OR THE CONSTERTUION AND FREEDOM MY OPINION THANK GOD FOR FREE SPEECH

  4. Someone who knows answer this question. If you really are an atheists and you don’t believe in anything ,why would you care what it says. What you actually are is an anti- Christ group. Otherwise why would you care.

  5. Shirl says:

    This is a symbolic gesture of the removal of the God of the Bible from our military. I believe that with it, it will bring the removal of God’s protection. I wouldn’t want anyone I love to be in the military now. I believe it will bring judgement. I think the next step will be to remove “IN GOD WE TRUST” from our money and with that there will be a total economic collapse. If you remember on one coin it was moved to the edge, just like God is being pushed to the edge of our country and our spending. Our economy is flailing, but hasn’t totally collapsed. Let’s see what comes next. If you want to know about our country and the warnings of coming judgement, read THE HARBINGER. THE ANCIENT MYSTERY THAT HOLDS THE SECRET OF AMERICA’S FUTURE BY Jonathan Cahn as well as our brother John McTernan’s books. God have mercy on our country!

  6. Elaine says:

    That’s a disgrace to God, they need to be more worried about pleasing God, than man. May God have mercy on their souls, for they don’t know what they are doing. God is Omnipresent anyway. He will not be removed from the world, and He loves them all anyway. You can anger anyone, but it is advisable not to anger God, who is slow to anger, and quick to forgive. Look what happened to our schools, He was removed, and then the education system went down hill, and the crime rate in schools went out of control. The atheists and free thinkers are not in control of this country, never will be, God is in control, just don’t anger Him, by trying to remove Him from the world, it won’t work anyway. He created everything in it.

  7. TAMMY says:

    I AGREE WITH YOU SHIRL! LETS JUST KEEP PUSHING GOD OUT OF OUR COUNTRY AND SEE WHERE WE END UP! HELL ON EARTH

  8. I totally agree with all the previous comments..maybe not so much the first response..but this makes me very angry that the American people in our government just gives in to the cries of the non-Americans!! Hello, this country was founded on Christian values by our Christian forefathers.. and you know what? If you don’t agree with that, then take your a– out of this country and live somewhere else. Do t live here if you don’t agree with what we believe, go back to your land with people who are like minded. We don’t want change!! Not when it comes to God and Jesus.. He is our Savior, without Him, we are nothing!!!!!! I wish these people and or group who are complaining about God would come tell me to my face what their problem is with Him..I will give them a piece of my mind for starters!! So bring it!! Oh, one more thing. I Love Jesus!!! He is Lord and Savior..the One True Son of the Living God, AMEN!!
    JILL HASSELBACH

  9. tammie says:

    Why is it that a small group of atheist’s can dictate what should be removed. I myself think it;s time that the christians stand up once and for all and let our government know that we the majority are believers in GOD and we should have a say in it before they remove any thing. They allowed them to take prayer out of our school and if they can’t tell by now it has changed our children. I will Stand up for my GOD regardless of what any atheist says.

  10. Donna S. says:

    If this was the Marines, they would have never caved, I hope. The Athiest and the Gays get their way every time. Why???? For one thing the Bible says His Word will become harder to find before the End. You see it in the war on the religion that we are facing. We Christians are acting like the our faith is just a lamb being led to slaughter, Who is standing up for Christian rights? Certainly not the man occupying the White House.

  11. Geneva Miller says:

    As a veteran of the Marine Corps. I am appalled at this move to remove God from yet ANOTHER logo of our nations history. We are a nation founded and built by God because of our forefathers who were brave enough to set out in search of a place where they can freely express their love and dedication to God. We have become a nation that is so quick to “cow-tow” to one persons complaints rather than stand on what has been built and hard won on the backs of those who have gone before us………we are quick to “cave” or “give in” in the name of “political correctness” or in the name of “tolerance” in our own country, and yet we are so quick to push our agenda onto the backs of other countries who are different from us….. What in the world is going on???? This is not right!!! Men and women who are fighting and WILLINGLY laying their lives down for their fellow countrymen and the rights thereof DESERVE to God remain in what they do. They get paid at or barely above minimum wage and yet they sacrifice ALL…… Leave the logos alone!!!! If YOU don’t believe in God, fine!!! Then exercise your right to keep quiet and allow those that Do to KEEP what has been fought for with the blood of those who have gone before!

  12. Xiaohong says:

    Can this really happen? I left a godless nation that was run by Mr. Mao. The athiests are running the USA now?

    Mose Chinese see Mr. Mao as the person that ruined the country and destroyed its culture.

    I came here on a greeen work card as a legal immigrant and after three years was admitted to “One Nation Under God.” Did I make a Mistake?

    OBAMA is a communist not a socialist. We Chinese can see this clear. He is a communist in everything he does. Who made this happen, we the people want names, we want to vote these godless people out of office for our safety.

  13. I am so ashamed of our Air Force for displaying their weakness in bowing down to Atheist, who do nothing but complain about our God, who they say they do not believe in! But Gods word says even the devil and demons believe and tremble! How is it that a few Atheist can bring the Air Force under their power???When their are many more believers that will shout their alligence to the one and only God ,Jesus Christ who paid the price in His Bood to save us and give us eternal life forever! We are not ashamed! and will procalim His name and His truths to the world!!! We would also say to the Air Force, if you proclaim to represent America, you need to stand up and be strong in our constitution and what this country was founded on! If you call yourself a believer,then you had better stand for and do what our God would do! and He certainly would not bow His knee to and unbeliever! And unbeliever will do what his father does,The devil has come to steal , kill and destroy! Fear God! Air Force! our God, who has come to give us life and to give it to us more abundantly! But for those who have turn their backs on God and have bowed their knee to other gods ,OUR God will DESTROY BOTH BODY AND SOUL! THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES ARE STARING US IN THE FACE! AND SOON ,GODS WRATH WILL BE POURED OUT ON ALL UNBELIEVERS!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!! BELIEVER BE STRONG IN YOUR GOD! AND PROCLAIM HIS WONDERFUL WORKS!!! THEIR ARE NO WHIMPS IN THE KINGDOM!!! WE ARE CALLED TO BE SOILDERS!!! AMEN!!!

  14. I’m so embarrassed by all the people who clearly fail to not only understand why the government should not be involved in promoting or attacking any religious belief, but also that these people completely fail to understand the history of this country, the founders and the clear warnings they left about keeping the government from being involved with religion. What should be even more embarrassing is the failure of the many obvious Christians to actually understand their own chosen religion. Clearly these are folks who read only selected cuts of the Bible and only know that small amount that was brainwashed into them during their forced indoctrination as children.

  15. Shirl says:

    @ Jon, I don’t know if it was your intention, but that’s an arrogant thing to say. First of all, my point of view was developed mostly in my adult years and was hardly the result of anyone’s brainwashing. My faith not only comes from believing in the Bible, but it is also shaped by personally experiencing God’s love and intervention more times than I can count. I feel sorry for you if you don’t know the love of Christ and the joy of following Him. I am old enough to have seen the slow destruction of the moral fiber of our country as our people in general, have moved from a personal and committed life of faith to a godless, selfish, hedonistic lifestyle. Now there aren’t enough laws or police officers to bring decency and order back to our country. And as far as your comment on our Bible knowledge, I may not have a formal education in the scriptures, but I have studied them for quite a few years and always keep them in context. I’ve found that the liberal take on it is the viewpoint that picks and chooses as well as twists the meaning of individual scriptures to make it fit what they want to believe. Don’t patronize me by being “embarrassed” by me or make other personal remarks about things you know nothing about and I’ll return the favor.

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