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5/17/2015 2:33:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
You may not like Fox News, or for me to post links from it, but if they're the only source reporting this then hey, why not?
http://www.foxnews.com...
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5/19/2015 3:09:49 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/17/2015 2:33:11 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
You may not like Fox News, or for me to post links from it, but if they're the only source reporting this then hey, why not?
http://www.foxnews.com...

He broke a simple rule in a somewhat boring way, so it's probably not news because it's nothing really remarkable. It's unfortunate that watch groups are so vested in silly things like this, but at the end of the day this is an open and shut case.
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5/19/2015 12:16:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 3:09:49 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/17/2015 2:33:11 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
You may not like Fox News, or for me to post links from it, but if they're the only source reporting this then hey, why not?
http://www.foxnews.com...

He broke a simple rule in a somewhat boring way, so it's probably not news because it's nothing really remarkable. It's unfortunate that watch groups are so vested in silly things like this, but at the end of the day this is an open and shut case.

It's a stupid rule. He didn't endorse religion as a representative or Spokesman of the Army. He did so as an individual who just so happens to be part of the army.
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5/19/2015 12:31:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 12:16:24 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 5/19/2015 3:09:49 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/17/2015 2:33:11 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
You may not like Fox News, or for me to post links from it, but if they're the only source reporting this then hey, why not?
http://www.foxnews.com...

He broke a simple rule in a somewhat boring way, so it's probably not news because it's nothing really remarkable. It's unfortunate that watch groups are so vested in silly things like this, but at the end of the day this is an open and shut case.

It's a stupid rule. He didn't endorse religion as a representative or Spokesman of the Army. He did so as an individual who just so happens to be part of the army.

I don't think it's a stupid rule. If we have generals of the army advertising a specific religion, it might dissuade followers of other religions from joining the U.S. army. In America, that can't fly since we are a melting pot nation with army soldiers of various faiths. If anything, it's about being fair and not letting army leaders impress beliefs on others through the inherent influence that comes with their position.

"Olson"s speech violates rules within the Air Force, which prohibits airmen from endorsing a particular faith or belief." He was giving a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force Event while in full military uniform.

So, on one hand, he shouldn't be punished because the event itself was a Christian one, but on the other hand him wearing his full uniform and saying such things on an international television broadcast is a clear violation of the rules. If he was truly doing so an an individual rather than spokesman, then he shouldn't have been wearing his full uniform - that fact alone destroys your case.
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5/19/2015 4:53:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I find it more concerning that said he went on complex nuclear missions and had no ability to do that.

I guess we should just put the 7th Day Adventist church in charge of nuclear ware fare because God will help them through it.

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