The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Wait, God is no longer the co-pi­lot out there in Colorado Springs? That’s what one ag­gres­sive watch­dog wants to know.

“The U.S. Air Force Academy has re­moved the words ‘So help me God’ from some writ­ten ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing the oath ad­min­is­tered to USAF in­ductees based upon the ob­jec­tions of a sin­gle athe­ist,” says Tom Fit­ton, di­rec­tor of Ju­di­cial Watch.

The watch­dog group has filed a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act law­suit against the De­fense Depart­ment to ob­tain the of­fi­cial records show­ing what - or who - is be­hind the de­ci­sion.

“Uni­lat­er­ally re­mov­ing ‘so help me God’ from Air Force Academy ma­te­ri­als is at odds with our na­tion’s his­tory, the rule of law, and the fun­da­men­tal val­ues of the Amer­i­can peo­ple,” Mr. Fit­ton ob­serves. “We want to get to the bot­tom of this con­tro­versy and it is a shame we had to go to court to try to get past the Pen­tagon’s stonewall.”

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