Why the Air Force Academy Should Drop “So Help Me God”

Air Force Academy

The Air Force academy is considering the removal of the phrase “so help me God” from their honor oath after a complaint was filed against them. The oath currently reads as follows:

We will not lie, steal or cheat nor tolerate among us anyone who does. Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live honorably, so help me God.

While I disagree with the reason for the complaint, I agree that this phrase should be removed.

Responding to Things like AiG’s Billboard


I wish I didn’t feel like I have to respond to this. I wish it didn’t happen in the first place. But it did. And I do. Answers in Genesis is a ministry I happen to care a lot about. They are like my family, and I love them. But like family, they sometimes do things that astound me.

First, to those atheists I count as friends, as well as those I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, I unreservedly apologize for the existence of that sign. It does not reflect well on my Savior, on my friends at AiG, or on Christianity as a whole.