Monday, May 18, 2015

General To Face Court-Martial For Mentioning God?

And to add insult to injury, he had the audacity to mention God at a prayer event. His detractors claim his references to God were "unforgivable crimes and transgressions" ...

(WND) A civil-liberties group is demanding a two-star Air Force general be court-martialed for mentioning God at a National Day of Prayer Task Force speech on May 7.

Despite the religious nature of the event, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has called for Olson to be "aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions," adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated and punished “to the full extent of military law.”

During his 23-minute address, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson referred to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ," who credits God for his accomplishments in the Air Force. He spoke of "flying complex aircraft; doing complex nuclear missions – I have no ability to do that. God enabled me to do that. ... He put me in charge of failing programs worth billions of dollars. I have no ability to do that, no training to do that. God did that. He sent me to Iraq to negotiate foreign military sales deals through an Arabic interpreter. I have no ability to do that. I was not trained to do that. God did all of that."

Olson is program executive officer for C3I and Networks at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, where he is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel. His speech was live-streamed and recorded by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation ...

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