By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, Jews, Mormons and Christian Scientists had joined the ranks of the chaplain corps. As I write in my book, “Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America,” this significant change inaugurated a century-long project to redefine what counted as American religion.
Today we respect the military personnel, if not the war, and welcome them as heroes. Tonight at at 7 p.m. we have the opportunity to welcome home a special group of vets, a group that has suffered with post traumatic shock disorder, to varying degrees for varying lengths of time.
The American Humanist Associationsaid Thursday (Sept. 4) that an airman at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base who crossed out “so help me God” in the oath the Air Force requires servicemen and women to sign was told in August he must sign it as is or leave the Air Force.
This is perhaps the most difficult question yet put forward by SpokaneFAVS, both for personal and professional reasons, however I am at a loss as to how to answer it. Rather than attempt to respond, and perhaps either prove myself ignorant or worse, provide an answer harmful to veterans, I will only provide these snippets of information I found while researching this topic.