Although rapper and former sailor MC Hammer told us we’ve got to pray just to make it today, the Air Force has likely determined that we need less mystic and more humanistic for our futuristic ballistics.
Confused? Don’t be. Decoded, this means
Air Force has suspended an ethics briefing for new missile launch officers after concerns were raised about the briefing’s heavy focus on religion.
The briefing, taught for nearly 20 years by military chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is intended to train Air Force personnel to consider the ethics and morality of launching nuclear weapons – the ultimate doomsday machine.
Yes, BMW is the ultimate driving machine and the nuclear weapon is the ultimate doomsday machine. How many people have been killed in car wrecks since 1944 in car wrecks versus those in nuclear wars? Anyway…
The Air Force halted the class last week after 31 missile launch officers reported the religious nature of the briefing to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group which tries to ensure religious freedom among the troops.
Actually, the group would be more descriptively called the Military Pursuit of Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"There were several things that they found disgusting," Mikey Weinstein founder of the foundation said. "The first was the fact that there is actually a slide that makes it clear that they’re trying to teach that, under fundamentalist Christian doctrine, war is a good thing."
Mikey Weinstein and his foundation have been waging lawfare on the military for some time. And guess what? Just as lawfare works for China, Russia, Iran, Libya, and North Korea, lawfare works for Mikey. Lawfare! He likes it! Hey Mikey!
Weinstein said his group had to act.
"We were literally blown away by what we saw on the slide presentation. And one of the first things I did was to contact some of the most senior leadership for the Air Force in the Pentagon and made it very clear that this has to stop immediately," Weinstein said.
I don’t think Mikey, nor anyone else, was literally blown away, which is why he’s around to be able to register his disgust. But if he was blown away, where was he blown away to? Anyway…
No matter what the chaplains say, nuclear weapons release authority is not Biblically-based; it comes from the President of the United States. Now as to the true source of the President’s authority, that’s another issue (and lawsuit) altogether.