And Replaces It With ‘Miracle’!
The Air Force was pressured by Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers to remove any reference to G-d from the Logo of the Rapid Capabilities Office.
A Virginia lawmaker is calling on the Air Force to reverse a decision to remove a Latin reference to â€œG-dâ€ from a logo after an atheist group complained.
Rep. Randy Forbes, (R-VA), said the Air Force removed the logo several weeks ago from the Rapid Capabilities Office. The patch included a line written in Latin that read, â€œDoing G-dâ€™s Work with Other Peopleâ€™s Money.â€
But after the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers complained, Forbes said the line was rewritten in Latin to read, â€œDoing Miracles with Other Peopleâ€™s Money.â€
Forbes, along with a bi-partisan group of 35 lawmakers, sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz expressing concern over the decision to remove a non-religious reference to G-d.
â€œIt is most egregious,â€ Forbes told Fox News. â€œThe Air Force is taking the tone that you canâ€™t even use the word â€˜G-d.â€™â€
Forbes said his office contacted the Air Force and officials there confirmed that the logo had been changed after the atheist group complained.
A spokesman for the Air Force told Fox News they had received the letter and would investigate the claims.
Forbes said the removal of â€œG-dâ€ is a â€œbridge too far in terms of the rights of men and women who serve in our services and their ability to express their faith.â€
â€œBut the significance of this is what the Air Force is saying with this move â€“ that the word â€˜G-dâ€™ â€“ whether it has any reference to faith or not, canâ€™t be used in the Air Force,â€ Forbes said.
He said the incident is one of several in recent months that have caused him to wonder if the military is cleansing itself of religious references.
â€œItâ€™s a very dangerous course to take,â€ he said.
â€œI am concerned that the RCO capitulated to pressure from an outside group that consistently seeks to remove references to G-d and faith in our military,â€ he said. â€˜The RCOâ€™s action to modify the logo sets a dangerous precedent that all references to G-d, regardless of context, must be removed from the military.â€
Get rid of ‘G-d’ and replace it with ‘Miracle’.Â The word ‘Miracle’ has the following meaning:
1. an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2. such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of G-d.
The Air Force did one better to the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, they just replaced the word G-d with an act of G-d.Â The meaning is the same.Â And they have the last laugh on those who would impose Political Correctness on them.