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Jun 21 2016

Air Force Veteran Dragged Out of Flag-Folding Ceremony for Mentioning God

The Obama Administration’s systematic banishment of God from the military has come to this:

A USAF veteran who has for years delivered a stirring “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events was recently forcibly removed from a retirement ceremony because his speech mentions “God.” As Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. (ret.) was about to begin his remarks, several uniformed airmen got up, surrounded him, assaulted him, and dragged him out of the room.

This is Obama’s military now:

Rodriguez was then thrown off the base.

Read the appalling details at First Liberty, which is defending Rodriguez’s right to say the word “God.” They have had some success in the past:

In 2011, government officials required Pastor Scott Rainey, a private citizen, to submit his prayer for approval before he could pray at a Memorial Day ceremony at a Department of Veterans Administration (VA) cemetery in Houston, Texas.

After reviewing Pastor Rainey’s prayer, a VA official informed him that, in order to pray, he would need to remove religious references from his prayer, including the words “God” and “Jesus.”

First Liberty Institute stepped in and filed a lawsuit against the VA, citing multiple violations of the First Amendment. After almost five months of litigation, a federal judge signed an order requiring the VA to cease censoring prayer, to permit references to God, to allow the use of the word “God” at national cemeteries, and to revoke national policies hostile to religion.

Why is eradicating God from the military such a high priority for the Commander in Chief? Maybe it is because Obama sees the military as an ideal controlled environment in which to impose a godless liberal utopia. Or maybe he is concerned that one day he or a successor will want to give orders that men cognizant of God won’t follow.

On tips from seaoh, Artfldgr, J, Steve A, and Dragon’s Lair.

50 Responses to “Air Force Veteran Dragged Out of Flag-Folding Ceremony for Mentioning God”

  1. Giorgio Palmas says:

    If he mentioned “Allah” in a dress he’d get the Medal of Honor.

  2. Son of Uncle Sam says:

    WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. MAS says:

    “Why is eradicating God from the military such a high priority for the Commander in Chief?”

    Perhaps the man who allowed himself to be called Messiah doesn’t want the competition. I would not want to be an unrepentant Obama when he stands before the real Messiah…or better put, is forced to kneel before Him to proclaim that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

    Ultimately you nailed it Dave;

    “Or maybe he is concerned that one day he or a successor will want to give orders that men cognizant of God won’t follow.”

    Common grace restrains even those who do not belong to Him and never will.

  4. Jay M Wal says:

    These Airmen that did this should be charged with aggravated assault, with a General court Martial and and sentenced to 5 years hard labor at the U.S.A.D.B. Fort Leavenworth, Ks. Just who do these creeps think they are? If any of them came at me like that, they all would have had thrust kick in the chest, and chop on their necks, by me. If they want to be atheists, then they can be. But what these THUGS fail to understand is, that this country was form a foundation from GOD. BOOK THEM ALL.

  5. Ed. G. Mann says:

    Well, that stuffed the Akbar up the Allahu.

  6. MAS says:

    They were most likely under orders…BOHICA.

  7. Tom says:

    Oh, come on now, you’re exaggerating…maybe a Silver Star or Navy Cross but not the MOH!

  8. OldSailor says:

    They WERE under orders from the Unit Commander, the same useless POS who tried to stop SMSGT Rodriguez from attending in the first place.

    This unit commander had NO authority to act as he did and (if I were in command) should be removed from command immediately (that itself is career ending) and be charged with overstepping his authority on several counts.

    An Armed Forces Retirement Ceremony is, by tradition, sacred and supposed to adhere to the wishes of the person being honored. This was done when I retired after 21 years in the Navy and should have been done in this case. Nothing in this request by MSGT Roberson was out of line, immoral or illegal.

    I could go on and on but I think you get the idea. I’m glad I talked my son out of joining and serving under the current useless POS CinC.

  9. Tom says:

    So which candidate for President do you suppose would enthusiastically endorse and normalize such anti-Christian authoritarian BS, and which one would knock off such crap, ASAP?
    Not voting for Trump = Helping Hillary win, and ushering in BS like this as the new normal.
    Sugar-coat it, rationalize it as much as you like but facts are facts.

  10. OldSailor says:

    I hope you people realize that this kind of s**t will only get worse under President Hitlery. Her hatred of the military is legendary among all of use who had the misfortune to serve even a brief period when Bill was CinC.

  11. OldSailor says:

    The worst you can nail those Airmen for is obeying an illegal order issued by a senior officer. Too many junior enlisted don’t know better.

  12. MAS says:

    Yup, but the UC will probably get commended.

  13. Jack says:

    This is the godless US Airforce; petrified of Christian hater Mikey Weinstein.

  14. Tom says:

    Amen to that…I remember when an ETCS retired from my first shore duty, he did a whole formal inspection of all the officers in our small command, in the bright sunlight, while we enlisted folks kinda lolled in the shade, and made ribald comments to accompany the inspection.

    All in good fun, and I had new respect for these young Ensigns and J.G.s who went along with it…Even our C.O. (Captain) – who of course approved the whole thing – was a sport about it – standing there at attention in the hot sun, and naturally, he was the last man inspected – because, as you said, he wanted to “adhere to the wishes of the person being honored.”

    Beer and burgers afterward, and early liberty for those not on duty…

  15. OldSailor says:

    Sounds like your skipper is a man I wouldn’t have minded serving under.

    Be well shipmate.

  16. Jay M Wal says:

    Well that is just it. Somebody in these thugs chain-of command / N.C.O. support channel, is responsible. You’re right about the Jr. Enlisted don’t know any better. In fact it seems like that there are too many people in BASSERS ( OBAMA) military in all ranks that don’t any better. And one of them is the very first of basics. Called telling the difference between right from wrong. There more I read or hear about Christian persecution, the more of a believer of the good lord I am. The bible says a lot about persecutions.

  17. Jay M Wal says:


  18. Jay M Wal says:


  19. Jay M Wal says:

    I don’t quite get that. A vote for Trump is helping Hillary? If I am not mistaking, but I do believe Trump is competing with Hitlery in the election. Am I correct on that?

  20. Gail Finke says:

    The guy the ceremony was for requested that this man do this speech — what happened to him? Did he get in trouble too?

  21. Tom says:

    As I said, NOT voting for Trump EQUALS helping Hillary get elected.

  22. TrojanMan says:

    I am tired of this “if you dont vote for Trump your voting for hillary” bullshit! I am not voting for Trump because he is a New York liberal who will do anything to get a vote, just like Hillary. I have to vote my conscience and neither of them measure up. How many times have either of them even said the word “constitution”?

  23. NIdahoCatholic says:

    I drove through the gates of Fairchild AFB last week. Posted was a sign announcing “LGBTQ Pride Week.”

    I wanted to retch, and cry at the same time. How far our military has fallen.

  24. Tom says:

    So your conscience says “just stay home on election day!”

    Did you vote for POTUS in 2012? Did you vote for Mitt Romney? The architect of RomneyCare, while not a “New York” liberal, was certainly (to my mind) more liberal than Trump….

    So, having suffered through the first 4 years of Obama, did you, in 2012, say, “Romney’s too liberal for me; I’ll just stay home!”, or did you, like a lot of folks, realize what a DISASTER Obama had been / promised to be, and – even though he was a New England liberal – hold your nose and vote for Mittens?
    Not because he was such a rip-roaring conservative, but because the alternative was sure to be so much worse….?

    Or did your conscience demand that you stay home back in 2012, too?

    If you did indeed NOT vote in the prior POTUS election, and have NO PLANS to vote this year, too…well, then, I guess you don’t care as much about our country as you seem to think you do….

  25. TrojanMan says:

    Yes i voted for Romney and that was a mistake just like Mclame the previous election. I am tired of voting for liberal lite. I will not vote for evil anymore even lesser than, nor will i stay home.

    Hell no i am not staying home. I am just not voting for either the giant douche or the turd sandwhich.

  26. OldSailor says:

    So what are you going to do? No one else is on the ballot in all 50 states (57 if you’re an Obama-loving Proggie.)

  27. Gex says:

    I’m telling you… was trump that gave the order to have the guy removed

  28. Figbash says:

    Those who tefuse to be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
    William Penn

  29. TrojanMan says:

    I will either write in or not vote for president. There are other elections on the ballot besides president.

  30. geeknerd says:

    Conversely, is NOT voting for Hillary a vote for Trump?

    If I vote for the Constitution Party nominee Darrell Castle (or if I don’t vote at all) who will that help?

    Fiat justitia ruat caelum.

  31. d-uh says:


    Why is eradicating God from the military such a high priority for the Commander in Chief?

    A. He wants to replace GOD with alla/satan.


  32. Jester says:

    I want somebody to try “Allah” and see what happens. Most likely a massive promotion…

  33. KHarn says:

    One of those sonofabitches was wearing a lot of stripes. I figure IT had at least three hitches, so IT should have known better than to act like a bastard.
    I’m former airforce, btw and would spit on those assholes with glee.

  34. KHarn says:

    B. Tyrants don’t like the idea that there are forces greater than themselves.

  35. Tom says:

    “If I vote for the Constitution Party nominee Darrell Castle (or if I don’t vote at all) who will that help?”

    Hillary, that’s who. Hillary, the default candidate of, and favorite of the media, Hollywood, Academia, self-interested government employees, etc. Hillary, who starts with all these built-in advantages.
    If you waste your vote on a frickin’ personal injury lawyer who has a chain of “Mesothelioma? Vaginal Mesh? We Can Help!”
    lawsuit factories…aside from the futility of voting for someone who really and truly has NO CHANCE, I question your judgement in thinking another career lawyer can turn things around, by golly!

  36. OldSailor says:

    Most certainly a senior NCO should know he would be wrong to obey an illegal order, but unfortunately even senior NCOs are not immune to the siren call of power, “I can do what I want” with no consequences. I (an E-6) had to take my Leading Chief (E-7) aside once when the S.O.B. screwed up in how he handled a junior. I should not have had to do that.

  37. 762x51 says:

    It’s the Chair Force, what can you expect?

  38. 762x51 says:

    If they are not held for general Court Martial, the base commander should be for allowing it to go unpunished. If he was in on it, he should be reduced in rank to E-1, and sent to 20 years hard labor then dishonorably discharged.

  39. MAS says:

    You’ll get no argument from me on this…however, we both know nothing will happen.

  40. Jay M Wal says:

    I say, lets find out who they are, and expose them to the public. Like on highway billboards. In fact I plan on making that my personal business.

  41. Jay M Wal says:

    Ok. Now I see the word NOT. I stand corrected,.

  42. Jay M Wal says:

    It would look a whole better, if there was a cow or a horse, dumping their waste on that sign.

  43. Jay M Wal says:

    Liberals are socialists. TRUMP is a capitalist.

  44. 762x51 says:

    tRump is a crony capitalist, just like the Solyndra boys and hundreds of pay for access Progressives. He has funded the paid access, political corruption cartel in D.C. for decades.

    It’s one of the many things he brags about.

  45. 762x51 says:

    If the command structure won’t do anything about it, there is still the good old fashioned blanket party. Padlocks, not soap, for these assholes.

  46. 762x51 says:

    Most likely true. If there wasn’t orders from on high to do this, the JAG would be all over the base commander and the people who assault the SMSgt. Those orders would also be illegal. Religion aside, assaulting a superior officer is a courts-martial offense, period. This is just shades of the injustice about to befall the entire nation. Those who make the laws exempt themselves and their minions from being subject to those laws. That is tyranny, pure, plain and simple.

    I know you don’t believe in it, but the shootin is about to start.

  47. Jay M Wal says:

    Why don’t you learn how to type upper case and lower case letters correctly? Or do socialist like you have your own grammar rules? Don’t like the capitalist system ,in which is the best, then move to a country where your kind of economics, that’s if you can call socialism economics, in one fashion or another.

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