Nate Jackson / October 14, 2015

‘God Bless the Military’? Outrageous!

Mikey Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation is at it again.

Mikey Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation — the group that sought to remove “so help me God” from military academy cadet books — is at it again. This time, the fanatical anti-religious group’s target is a sign at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (set up just after 9/11) that reads, “God bless the military, their families, and the civilians who work with them.” Well, we can’t have that, now can we? MRFF alleges the sign sends the message that the base “gives preference to those who hold religious beliefs over those who do not, and those who prefer a monotheistic, intervening god over other deities or theologies.” Fortunately, base commanding officer Sea Killeen went to Alliance Defending Freedom for help, and won’t back down without a fight. “This sign will remain in its present location and not be altered in any way,” Col. Killeen wrote to MRFF. “Our legal team has conducted exhaustive research on this issue,” he added. “Several Supreme Court cases and other federal cases, to include the 9th Circuit, support the conclusion that the message on the sign does not violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. ‘God bless’ is commonly used in our culture in a number of contexts and there are numerous references to God in this nation’s symbols, songs, mottos, and oaths. This sign has the secular purpose of conveying a message of support, but does not advance or inhibit religion or any particular faith, nor does it foster excessive government entanglement with religion.”

So let Weinstein and company continue to throw tantrums or insist that to be fair we also well-wish troops with signs from the Church of Satan. We’ll still join millions of Americans in saying, “God bless the military, and God bless America.”

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