Rep. Jim Bridenstine opposed to Air Force's removal of 'so help me God' from oath Published: November 19, 2013

WASHINGTON -- First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday he is upset that the phrase “so help me God” is no longer in the Air Force Academy Cadet oath as printed in the school's student handbook, the Tulsa World reports.

Cadets may include the phrase when repeating the oath if they choose.

“This is yet another example of the Obama administration abolishing all references to God from the public sphere," Bridenstine said. "As the Supreme Court has ruled, the phrase ‘so help me God’ does not establish a national religion. It is troubling to see the U.S. Air Force Academy being used as a political tool to institutionalize a culture of Godlessness.”

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