Last month, the angry Atheist, Mikey Weinstein, demanded ‘so help me God’ be removed from Air Force Oaths. After an uproar against the Weinstein directive, the Air Force said they would make the words voluntary, taking away the meaning of the oath without completely caving.
Now we find out that the Air Force omitted the phrase “so help me God” from three oaths in the 2012 edition of their official cadet handbook. The Contrails Cadet Handbook excludes the phrase ‘so help me God’ in the Cadet’s Oath of allegiance, the Oath of Office for Officers and the Oath of Enlistment.
Two dozen members of Congress demanded the Superintendent of the Academy Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson explain why.
Air Force Academy spokesman Maj. Brus Vidal told me the omission was a simple mistake.
“It was an editorial oversight,” he said. “We learned within the last few weeks there was a problem.”
They will correct this in the next edition rather than reprint. This needs to be watched for future ‘misprints.’ It’s hard to imagine they would ‘forget’ something like this after the hullabaloo.
It does seem to suggest that when Mikey Weinstein, the anti-Christian crusader, began his onslaught, the Air Force might have planned to capitulate and printed the book accordingly.
The full story about Mikey and the Air Force Oath can be read on this link. He is an extremist but the Pentagon uses him as an advisor just the same.
Fox News has the story about the ‘misprint’ in the Air Force handbook.