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So Help Me God

The Lies Used by Jay Sekulow to Defend an Oath Against Lying: An Open Letter to the Superintendent of the Air Force Academy

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Optionally adding the words "so help me God" is, of course, anyone's right. These words, however, should not be a part of the official oath, where they inevitably lead to situations in which cadets are forced or coerced to say them.

In the Interest of Historical Accuracy and Honesty, I Must Correct Myself

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.30.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

On Sunday morning, during an appearance on CNN's New Day, I made a statement that was incorrect, so, in the interest of historical accuracy and honesty, I need to issue a correction.

Air Force Academy May Drop 'God' From Oath

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. is considering whether or not they should drop the "so help me God" portion from its honor oath after...

Atheist Group's Challenge Leads Air Force To Offer Secular Oath

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Air Force Trainee Jonathan Bise and others will be offered a chance to recite and sign a secular oath as part of their graduation ceremony on Tuesday,...

The Four (Controversial) Words Added To The Official Presidential Oath

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion

(RNS) When President Obama rests his hand on two historic Bibles to take his second-term oath of office Monday (Jan. 21), he'll add a phrase not menti...

Newdow Plans Appeal Of Inaugural Prayer Case

Religion News Service | By Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHIGNTON (RNS) Atheist lawyer Michael Newdow said Tuesday (May 11) he plans to appeal a court decision tha...

Online Gossip: Push It Back

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

In the past, if people dissented or trafficked in conspiracy theories, gossip and propaganda not too much damage was done.

Obama's Request: Add "So Help Me God" To Oath

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has requested that the words "so help me God" be added to the end of the oath of office to be administered by Chief Justi...