A top US Air Force official, in an attempt to ensure the Air Force adheres to the Constitution as well as its own regulations and policies, issued guidelines that calls on "leaders at all levels" to take immediate steps to maintain "government neutrality regarding religion."...
In his policy memorandum dated September 1, but sent Tuesday to all major commands, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz said, "Leaders ... must balance Constitutional protections for an individual's free exercise of religion or other personal beliefs and its prohibition against governmental establishment of religion."
The memo was issued a month after Truthout published an exclusive report revealing how, for two decades, the Air Force used numerous Bible passages and religious imagery to teach nuclear missile officers about the morals and ethics of launching nuclear weapons, a decision that one senior Air Force officer told Truthout last month should have "instantly" resulted in the firing of the commanders who allowed it to take place...
The decison angered Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) who fired off an angry letter to Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley criticizing the move and demanding Donley provide him with a report detailing "actions taken" by the Air Force that led to the suspension of the ethics training.
But the Air Force went further, pulling all of its training materials "that address morals, ethics, core values and related character development issues" pending a "comprehensive review," Smith told the Air Force Times.
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Your title is misleading with regards to the subject matter you provided. However, I don't see any reason for religion of any sort to teach people about morals, ethics or core values, especially with regards to the military. Most religions only teach people to be hypocrites.
Nukes shouldn't even be in existence, but they are. Complete disarming of all nuclear weapons and chemical weapons(WMDs), should be global.
I don't think that Jesus, if alive today, would be "for" nukes existing, considering his message wasn't violent to begin with. These weapons are and have the ability to wipe out or make extinct the entire human species. It's foolishness for them to still be manufactured or be in existence.
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