US Air Force Draws Criticism For Removal of ‘God’ from Logo… It Was Offensive to Atheists

(FOX Radio)

Republican lawmakers are protesting the removal of a reference to God in the patch logo for the Air Force Capabilities Office (RCO). Atheists said it was offensive because it mentioned God.
The Hill reported:

A group of Republican lawmakers is protesting the removal a reference to God in the patch logo for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO).

The 35 lawmakers, led by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), wrote a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz urging them to restore the logo with a reference to God.

Forbes warned that the action taken by the RCO could set a “dangerous precedent” when it comes to religion and the military.

“The action taken by the RCO suggests that all references to God, regardless of their context, must be removed from the military,” Forbes wrote. “As we are confident that your legal advisors would not suggest that censorship is required for compliance with the First Amendment, we ask that you reverse this perplexing decision.”

The patch logo was changed after a military atheist group, the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, protested the reference to God on the patch. The patch has a saying on it in Latin, which is common for military patches, that tranlates to: “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.”

The saying was then changed last month to say: “Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money.”

The RCO is an office created in 2003 that expedites weapons systems and reports to a board of directors that includes the Air Force secretary and chief of staff…

…In November, Forbes introduced a bill to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the country’s motto. The bill supports showing the motto in all American public schools and buildings.

In response, President Obama suggested the legislation was a waste of time.

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  • wanumba

    “Miracles” and “God’s work” are NOT comparable.

    That evokes the original sin: the serpent telling Eve, “You can be like God.”

    This is getting creepier by the day.

  • Oldsailors Poet

    The Red Star concearns me.


    “Atheists said it was offensive because it mentioned God”.

    bull $hit…it has been there for how long now…. this is just another odumb$hit assault on the military and religion…what a crooked stinkin mooslime

  • bigL

    Maybe we should have cut backs,start with the top brasss at the AF and put in someone with guts.

  • Corsair

    Oldsailors Poet. That’s exactly what I thought! Did the designer not know the meaning and usage of the red star? Unless of course, it was designed in North Korea.

  • Patty

    “You may recall that in November, Forbes introduced a bill to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the country’s motto. In response, however, President Obama suggested the legislation was a waste of time.

    “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work,” Obama said in November according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.”
    A spokesman for the Air Force told Fox News they had received the letter and would investigate the claims.

    Forbes said the removal of “God” is a “bridge too far in terms of the rights of men and women who serve in our services and their ability to express their faith.”

    “But the significance of this is what the Air Force is saying with this move – that the word ‘God’ – whether it has any reference to faith or not, can’t be used in the Air Force,” Forbes said.

    He said the incident is one of several in recent months that have caused him to wonder if the military is cleansing itself of religious references.

    “It’s a very dangerous course to take,” he said.

    “I am concerned that the RCO capitulated to pressure from an outside group that consistently seeks to remove references to God and faith in our military,” he said. ‘The RCO’s action to modify the logo sets a dangerous precedent that all references to God, regardless of context, must be removed from the military.”

  • Jenny

    Atheists offend me, can we remove them?

  • burt

    It’s all about politics. Eisenhower became a 5 star general and never served in combat.

  • Militant Conservative

    I find Obama offensive, con we remove it from

    The WH.


    It has taken a generation (40 years) to change what we once were as a nation…”Home of the Brave”; “A light to the World” . Millions of our men and women gave their lives to keep us safe. Along the way, we have been inundated by people who want a nanny state; who seek pleasure and entertainment over hard work; three branches of government tainted by a reprobate mentality… like porn is not porn if it is shown in cartoon form or gay marriage should not be denied , to deny is “unconstitutional” when we know it is not in the Constitution. The press, once trusted, is now full of distortions and one-sidedness. We cannot trust our children to be safe in public schools because so many teachers have become pedofiles. Now, our elementary children are taught sexual information and indoctrination that robs them of their innocence. People and celebrities have children out of wedlock and they are admired and respected. This nation and its people have forgotten how to blush.
    Madonna’s entertainment was soft porn, and now young girls will emulate that same body language.
    If you study history, every generation is given an assignment to fulfill in their time on this earth.
    So far, we are teetering on losing what we had as a great nation and being pulled down and left bankrupt by a rogue president. This next election is very, very important. It will make us or break us. God help us to change for the better in 2012.

  • Mona

    Amen, Susyque!!! God help us.

  • bg


    my dearly departed Dad was AF, i know he’s rolling over in his grave,
    and God only knows how many more will be put in theirs once God is
    dishonorably discharged from Country.. :-(



    Jenny and Militant Conservative….you took the words out of my mouth!!!! I am getting sick and tired of radicals being offended of Americans. If you don’t like it atheists, don’t look at it, and better yet, go to a non christian country, and show how offended you are….see what happens.

  • bg


    Breaking The War Mentality

    Breaking Free From The Constitution

    January 18, 2001 video

    are well known goals of Barack Hussein Obama, ergo.. how anyone
    cannot see that we have been, and are being, duped as yet, is way
    beyond me..


  • Patty

    Atheists, why do they have a say in a nation under God. It is like we are allowing them to have a say. I am not saying they can’t speak their mind. But what gives a right to change this nation, under God. This is America.

    God is a part of America and Obama nor Atheists will ever take this away. Obama better consider where he is going with all of this. Both he and the Atheists are going to lose this one.

  • Jaimo

    Hey, you know what’s offensive to Christians? Atheists. We should have them rounded up, dontcha think?

  • wanumba

    Another sinister Left attack on our Constitution and its foundational premises:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”


    BY this Declaration, our Constitutional rights are expressly derived from GOD. The little athiestic subversion game that this administration has picked is: No God…NO unalienable rights. The athiests by trying to remove references to God attack our entire basis for government as structured in the Constitution.

    First salami slice seemingly inconsequential references, THEN the real goal: strip out the constraints and controls of a higher moral authority over dangerous, sinful man.

    Remove God and the Constitution is gutted, our “rights” have no basis, our persons have no life, liberty or chance for pursuit of happiness.

    Revolutionary France stripped God out and got the TERROR.

    OBama is ON RECORD as anti-Constitution.. He NEVER should have been elected president with that blatent hostility to everything that is America. He would use POTUS to destroy the Constitution, not uphold it.

    The media HID that from The People.

  • bg



    February 8, 2012

    ht Timwi #21

    […Juan Jose Rojas Cardona (“Pepe” and hereinafter I will refer to him as that) lives in Mexico and is part of the casino business (known as Mexico’s casino czar) with a very shady background and record. He is linked to violence and corruption in Mexico. According to a State Department cable in 2009, he was suspected of orchestrating the assassination of a business rival and making illegal campaign donations to Mexican officials.]

    more here..


  • ArmedNDangerous

    Whiny liberal atheists confuse “freedom OF religion” with “freedom FROM religion.” They throw a tantrum everytime God is mentioned (Allah seems to get a free pass). I’m an atheist myself but I respect the rights of people to practice their religion publicly.