Bryan Fischer, always eager to make the case for the Christian theocracy he daydreams about in such vivid images that he probably fondles himself while he does so, now wants atheists banned from the military because they don’t have “America’s values engraved on their hearts.”
The United States Air Force has refused to allow a sergeant to re-enlist because he will not say “so help me God.”
The Air Force is doing exactly the right thing here. There is no place in the United States military for those who do not believe in the Creator who is the source of every single one of our fundamental human and civil rights.
Serving in the military is a privilege, not a constitutional right. And it should be reserved for those who have America’s values engraved on their hearts.
Naturally, the American Humanist Association, which has never seen a constitutional liberty it respects, intends to challenge this decision.
This case should be thrown out of court. The Constitution nowhere gives the federal judiciary any authority to set military policy. That’s reserved for Congress and Congress alone.
I would argue that it is Fischer who rejects American values and who is utterly clueless about the Constitution. This is a man who thinks the First Amendment applies only to Christians, an idea that was utterly anathema to the founding fathers. And that Constitution he claims to revere but is completely ignorant of includes a ban on religious tests “as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” That includes the military. As usual, we have a right winger claiming to love a Constitution he knows nothing about.