On May 7, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson stated at the congressionally supported National Day of Prayer Task Force that God guided and strengthened his career, and without God’s help, he wouldn’t have been able to fly aircraft or execute nuclear missions, Air Force Times reports.
According to a spokesman for the service, Lt. Col. Pete Hughes, Olson did not breach Instruction 1-1 dealing with the exercise of religion.
“His remarks were his own personal opinions and do not represent the views of the United States Air Force,” Hughes told Air Force Times.
That decision didn’t satisfy the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
Commenting on the National Day of Prayer controversy, Rev. Franklin Graham, a prominent evangelical Christian leader, said in a Facebook post that “this group would’ve tried to court martial George Washington when he prayed at Valley Forge! Come on — whose civil liberties are really being infringed on here? They want to bully Christians into silence.”
I understand this will come as an embarrassment for a few who spoke out of their butts as though they were super informed and knowledgable. Your thoughts and comments, pls