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Controversy: Atheist Airmen Must Swear To God Or Get Out

September 10, 2014

For some time now, atheist airmen were allowed to omit “so help me God” from their enlistment oath.

Well that looks to now be changing and is becoming a requirement.

What do you make of this?

An atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada has until November to change his mind and swear a reenlistment oath to God, the Air Force said.

The unnamed airman was denied reenlistment Aug. 25 for refusing to take an oath that concludes with the phrase “so help me God,” the American Humanist Association said in a Sept. 2 letter to the inspectors general for the Air Force and Creech. In her letter, Monica Miller, an attorney with the AHA’s Apignani Humanist Legal Center, said the airman should be given the choice to reenlist by swearing a secular oath. She said the AHA will sue if the airman is not allowed to reenlist.

Read more at the Navy Times