Back in early August, "The Blaze" brought us the controversy surrounding a missile training course that the Air Force suspended following complaints about the inclusion of Bible verses in the curriculum.
Now, Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) is asking for a detailed report from the Air Force that explains why the course, entitled “Just War Theory,” was canned (the course was taught at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base).
Clearly bothered by the Air Force’s willingness to amend the course to remove the Christian passages, Cornyn sent a letter of concern to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley. In the note, which was given exclusively to Fox News Radio, he wrote:
“…suspending a course like this because of references to religious texts misinterprets the First Amendment. Although our Founding Fathers rightly included language in the Constitution that precludes the Federal government from establishing an official religion, this language does not, as some have argued, protect them from exposure to religious references. The First Amendment is intended to guarantee an individual’s right to the free exercise of religion according to his or her conscience.”
---Texas Sen. John Cornyn
Others, of course, disagree with Cornyn’s take on the matter. Despite the fact that the course had been implemented for 20 years without incident, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) says that it violates the constitution’s intent to keep church and state separated.
Pause for a moment to bring to mind the truth... that the Constitution never did intend to separate Church and State as liberals try to use it to do now. Neither did it attempt to separate God and State, as it is presently being used. That TRUTH aside, now the government is violating the clause in the 1st Amendment by (in thousands of ways) spending money and resources in the effort of removing all Bible references, God references, scriptural ideas and general wholesome thoughts from all public life.
The reason that the AF course included the references to Scripture is that they have some military significance and value. Reality Check!!... Let the liberals cry about the course because of Bible passages. If they did not have that, they would cry because it is a War Course. So now we throw out all reference to Bible verses even if they have some use other than teaching a particular doctrine?! They were being used to teach war theory, not Baptism.
Watch out for your neighborhood liberal. They are dishonest in their motive for removing the Bible. Even when it is not used in a Doctrinal teaching or for the proselyting of souls, the liberal must see it removed. ALL mention of it is offensive to them. ALL uses of it are intrusive to them. ALL prayers in public must be hidden from them. ALL .... you imagine the rest.
What is next? All Bibles must be removed from public, in case a liberal sees one? Or maybe all Christians have to be limited in our speech, in case a liberal hears one?
Praise God For Christian schools, Christian voters, Christians in the workplace, ETC.