It’s no secret anymore that there is a growing segment of people in this country who want to eliminate God from our society. Whether they are atheists who want to force their views on others or merely those who believe that God has no place in our lives, the agenda is the same.
They want to remove God from our coins, our city halls, our classrooms and everywhere else He has been acknowledged throughout the history of our country. We’ve come to expect this from many people, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon in our military. Once a bastion of faith in God, the military under the Obama Administration is persecuting soldiers who are open about their faith and is doing its best to eliminate God from the barracks.
The latest example is an Air Force Base that has been directed by the Pentagon to remove a video tribute to First Sergeants because it mentions the word “God” and might be considered offensive to atheists or Muslims. First Sergeants are senior noncommissioned officers who look after enlisted members.
The tribute was created by a chaplain at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst who wrote a poem titled, “God Created A First Sergeant.” Later it was adapted into a video with a narration.
“Proliferation of religion is not allowed in the Air Force or military,” wrote the chief of the Air Force News Service Division, according to Fox News. “How would an Agnostic, Atheist or Muslim serving in the military take this video?”
The decision to censor the video comes a few days after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation ordered the Air Force to remove an inspirational painting from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. The painting included a reference to a Bible verse in the Gospel of Matthew that states, “Blessed are the peacemakers.”
As one frustrated airman said after the incident, “If our chaplains cannot speak the name of God, let alone Christ, why have them?” he asked. “I’ve towed the company line for years, but this has pushed me too far to sit quietly while personal liberties are trampled upon.”
Has anybody noticed that the further we push God out of our society, the worse things get? It’s as if God is saying, “OK, you want Me out of your lives, so be it. I’ll remove My hand of blessing from your country and we’ll see how that works out for you.”
How do you feel about this situation? Are we taking the right course of action by removing God from our society? Is separation of church and state a good thing? Does it mean that God’s name should be taken out of all public places? I’d love to hear your opinions about this.