Just what we want. The men and women with all the weapons to be completely godless. Sounds like a great plan.
The people who are put in harms way need God. And let’s face it, we kinda’ need them to have God. So this enforced secularization of the military seems like a particularly bad idea.
Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina were ordered to take down a Nativity scene only hours after they put it up, military officials said.
The Nativity scene was erected in advance of the base’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Airmen said they sent an email to base commanders asking if they could put up a Nativity scene — and invited servicemen of other faiths to create a display of their own. After receiving no such offers, the airmen went ahead with the scene.
Shortly after it went up, base commanders received a phone call from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The group’s president, Mikey Weinstein, said he’d received calls from personnel at the base complaining about the Nativity scene, the Sumter, S.C., newspaper the Item reported Tuesday.
And down it came.