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Written By: Earl H. Tilford  |  Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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         Not long ago, a group of 66 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, urging him to issue guidance to counter an "alarming pattern of attacks on faith" in the U.S. Air Force. This was a reaction to U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz's recent actions removing Latin references to God in unit patches, nixing Biblically-based ethical arguments used in missile training, removing Bibles from Air Force inns and barring commanders from informing airmen about programs available through base chapels. General Schwartz seems to have been responding to complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a religious watchdog group. After finding Biblical references in a course on ethics taught to airmen preparing them for assignments to missile silos, the group sent the information to Truth-out.org, which posted it on their website.

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