Air Force dumps ‘so help me God’ from enlistment oath

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The bastardization of America continues with the degrading of American tradition in our military of taking the oath of service and saying “so help me, God” therein.  What caused this?  Blame the American Humanist Association, who threatened to sue the government after an atheist airman complained.

While this is still an option for service members to utter, there is not a total ban of the phrase.  However, when stories like this arise, I will continue to post its ludicrous political correctness…so help me, God!

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Football team forced to remove Christian crosses from helmets

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Football players at Arkansas State University were ordered to either remove a Christian cross decal from their helmets or modify it into a mathematical sign after a Jonesboro attorney complained that the image violated the U.S. Constitution, writes Todd Starnes of Fox News.  He continues: The cross decal was meant to memorialize former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer, said athletic director Terry Mohajir.  Weyer was killed in a June car crash. Owens was gunned down in Tennessee in January.

Jonesboro attorney Louis Nisenbaum sent McDaniel an email complaining about the cross decal.

“That is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause as a state endorsement of the Christian religion,” Nisenbaum wrote. “Please advise whether you agree and whether ASU will continue this practice.”

There’s really not much else to say about this but that it displays an extremely gross violation of the First Amendment.  The bastardization of the Establishment Clause continues with cases like this.

Please read Todd Starnes great article on this story here.

School Bans ‘Offensive’ Chick-fil-A Sandwiches

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Chik-fil-A is under fire again.  This time, it’s from the principal at California’s Ventura High School.  This week,  Principal Val Wyatt banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended.

“With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.

Superintendent of of the Ventura Unified School District, Trudy Tuttle, said, “We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Ariaga told CBS News in Los Angeles.

Oh, really, Trudy?  Chik-fil-A does not harbor ill will towards anyone, and they have a strong devout history of believing in traditional marriage held under Christian beliefs.  They have support the school district with donating hundreds of meals and help to raise funds for the booster club and football program.  You, Trudy, nor your ilk “value inclusivity and diversity” as you say.

“I work really hard to keep Ventura High School from being a marketplace for all kinds of vendors to come to the campus and reap profit,” she told the newspaper.

Chik-fil-A wasn’t making a penny on this, so your motives are clearly political and biased against those who do not agree with gay marriage.

 

Here is what Chik-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy said in an interview with Baptist Press: “Well, guilty as charged,” he said. “We are very much supportive of the chikfiladancathyfamily – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”  You can read his interview here.

These actions that Principal Wyatt is taking against Chik-fil-A are grossly politically correct.  You can combat this by supporting Chik-fil-A.  Eat more chicken!

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Firefighters Suspended for Refusing to Remove American Flags, Military Stickers from Lockers

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Four suburban Chicago firefighters were reportedly suspended after refusing to remove American flags and military stickers from their helmets and lockers.

Reportedly, Maywood Fire Department Chief Craig Bronaugh ordered an American flag to be removed from the inside of Fire Station 2.  The flag was a new one that the firefighters had purchased to replace the worn flag that had been there prior.

The firefighters say they weren’t told why their new flag was removed.  In response, they put American flags on their lockers instead.

Subsequently, Chief Bronaugh banned all decals and stickers from lockers and helmets, citing a culture of racism within the department.

David Flowers Jr., the union president, said he was relieved of duty after refusing to remove the Marine decal from his locker that he inherited from his father.

Firefighter Don Albanese then agreed to remove several patriotic stickers, but he was suspended for keeping an American flag on his locker.

The chief said he has nothing against the American flag or veterans, but that he just wanted to create an all-inclusive ban. The firefighters say they plan to meet with the chief Wednesday, the station reported.

After the outrage at this political correctness, there is a follow up:

Maywood fire chief reverses decision; mandates American flags on all lockers

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Four suburban Chicago firefighters were reinstated Wednesday after being sent home for refusing to remove American flags and military stickers from their helmets and lockers.

Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh had issued a mandate for the removal of the patriotic stickers, citing a culture of racism within the department, but said Wednesday that “after review, I made a decision to put department-issued flags on every locker and in every locker room,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

Army Dad Booted From Visiting Daughter at School

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Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker, who has served in the U.S. Army for 24 years, has been denied entry into his daughter’s school because being in uniform might “offend” another student.  Upon arrival at Rochester Adams High School for an appointment with his daughter’s counselor to speak about her schedule, a school security guard stopped Mr. Baker to deny him entry.

“Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said, “Sorry, you’re not allowed in the school,” Baker’s wife Rachel Ferhadson told Fox News.  “Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student.”

Rochester School superintendent Robert Shaner, a military veteran, has since apoligized to the family.

“The district has apologized for any perception that individuals in uniform are not welcome in the school. The district does not have a policy excluding individuals in uniform and will be working with administration and the firm that handles our security to make sure district policies are understood and communicated accurately.”

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