Air Force general who spoke of God in talk should be court-martialed, group says

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Fox News: An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying. In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson credits God for his accomplishments in the military, and refers to himself as a “redeemed believer in Christ.”
The Air Force Times reports that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has taken issue with Olson’s remarks, is calling for the two-star general to be court-martialed and “aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions.”
The group authored a letter to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Walsh, arguing that Olson’s speech violates rules within the Air Force, which prohibits airmen from endorsing a particular faith or belief.
The letter, posted on the group’s website, begins, “This demand letter is sent to you on behalf of countless members of the United States Air Force who are utterly disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing recently perpetrated, on international television (“GOD TV”), and streaming all over the Internet and in full military uniform, by USAF Major General Craig S. Olson on Thursday, May 7, 2015 during a VERY public speech for a private Christian organization (The “National Day of Prayer Task Force”: NDPTF) headed up by Focus on the Family founder, Dr. James Dobson’s, wife Shirley Dobson. “
The group, which believes that the American flag and the U.S. Constitution are the only religious symbol and scripture, respectively, for those who serve in the military, also wants other service members who helped Olson to be investigated and punished “to the full extent of military law.”
During Olson’s 23-minute talk, the Air Force Times reports, Olson 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,” Olson said. “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.”
At the end of his speech, Olson asked those in attendance to pray for Defense Department leaders and troops preparing to be deployed.
Olson is the program executive officer at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, where he is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel, according to the U.S. Air Force website. He was commissioned in 1982 following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy and has extensive operational, flight test and acquisition experience.

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0 responses to “Air Force general who spoke of God in talk should be court-martialed, group says

  1. traildustfotm

    Great article, DCG.
    A quick google search for “Military Religious Freedom Foundation” revealed a name we all know, that has been associated with a very dark anti-christian turn in America’s military since President Lucifer came into power:

    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is a watchdog group and advocacy organization founded in 2005 by Michael Weinstein. The group’s stated goals are to “ensure that members of the United States Armed Forces receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”
    Weinstein describes the group’s target as “a small subset of Fundamentalist Christianity that’s called premilliennial, dispensational, reconstructionist, dominionist, fundamentalist, or just Dominionist Christianity.”

  2. Weinstein lives to make others miserable. He works hard to take our religious freedoms, especially our military. He has been behind getting some Bibles taken out of military hotels. God taken out of one of the logos. Some Chaplins are prevented from giving council and even services, etc.
    If Weinstein fell off the face of the earth tomorrow, it would be no loss.

  3. But doesn’t the general get to “receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment” like everyone else, too? Military Religion-Bashing Foundation, it should be called.

  4. It is high time for someone to do a good investigative report on Micky Weinstein and his Military Religious Freedom Bashing Foundation. Can’t anyone come up with a counter-strategy against this God-hating demon?

    • I can’t imagine there are large hordes of people following this nut-case “foundation”-What about simply OUTNUMBERING ’em? If all who are AGAINST their BS refuse to comply,what could they do? That act would put them on the edge of a VERY PUBLIC conflict,and once it hits the News,even the LIBERAL News,it would bring into sharp focus what they’re REALLY about. I don’t think they’d want to go THAT public with their agenda.

      • So true TJ, who wants to follow this guy, but by all the silence, he is making massive progress. I think this is one of those cases where a whole lot of standing up and pushing back comes into need.
        People are tiring of fighting so many battles, everyday or so, another new one on the horizon. Our tax money is paying a lot of people to come up with ideas. Even Jarrett bragged about having a lot more to do to us and I believe her. The people are distracted to what is happening because they are struggling to put a roof over their head and food on the table and paying to support those that refuse to help.
        But, I think they under estimate millions in this country that won’t give up. We cannot let the blood of our ancestors go to waste.

  5. “Military Religious Freedom Foundation”? Religious freedom for who? What a disgusting barrel barrel of snakes. It has NOTHING to do with freedom, plenty to do with an innate fear and hatred of the rights and beliefs of others. What CONTROL FREAKS!

  6. Kevin J Lankford

    Most people have the good sense and courtesy to just close their ears to what they don’t want to hear. Their purpose, their agenda behind this kind of nonsense, their complete misrepresentation of what the United States flag stands for, and twisted, convoluted interpretation of the unambiguous words of our Constitution is unmistakable.

  7. Lance Jackson

    EEEKKK! He used the forbidden “G” word. Off with his head!
    Obunghole’s military is certainly not my nor my dad’s military. In the parallel universe I grew up in, on board ships and bases everywhere, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish worship services were announced… islame call to prayer, no satan worship, no new age or atheist self worship announced.
    If you didn’t like the 3 offerings you put up and shut up. Back then the needs of the few, the one did not trump the needs of the many

  8. It is less about religious freedom and more about destroying Christianity. This is the real aim of most so-called religion bashing foundations.

  9. If I were Maj. Gen. Craig Olson, I would give these goobers the middle finger salute.
    -With both hands.


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