Retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez was forcibly removed from a flag folding ceremony. He mentioned the word God and he was removed from the event. Not asked to leave but forcibly removed! Why? In 2005, the Pentagon made changes to remove all references of God in their speeches. No mention of God whatsoever despite your own personal beliefs. These military officers assaulted him just for saying the word. The Air Force should learn to treat their own better than that.
The First Liberty Institute has agreed to represent Rodriguez at no charge. He has a right to free speech and the military clearly abused their power in this situation. The personnel who accosted Mr Rodriguez should be ashamed of themselves.
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I still cannot comprehend what I’m watching and why it’s illegal in any way to say “God” here. According to reports, retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez was visably and forcefully removed from a flag folding ceremony at the retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Charles Roberson. Below, you will see Sergeant Rodriguez about to give his speech, which was the traditional speech given in these ceremonies. However, in 2005 the Pentagon made changes to the speech to remove all references to God, for some inane reason. The specific phrase in question is as follows from the traditional speech.
“Let us pray that God will reflect with admiration the willingness of one nation in her attempts to rid the world of tyranny, oppression, and misery. It is this one nation under God that we call, with honor, the United States of America.”
The revised Pentagon speech replaces the references to God with historical events. As Sergeant Rodriguez was set to speak, you can see he is confronted and assaulted by military personnel!