Pat Robertson on Atheist Airman: ‘One Little Jewish Radical’ Has ‘Terrorized’ Our Entire Military
After the Air Force allowed an atheist Nevada airman to re-enlist without having to say the “so help me God” part of the Pledge of Allegiance, Pat Robertson slammed the decision on his 700 Club show.
“There is a left-wing radical named Mikey Weinstein who has gotten a group about ‘people against religion’ or whatever he calls it and he has just terrorized the Armed Forces,” Robertson claimed.
“You think you’re supposed to be tough, you’re supposed to defend us, and you’ve got one little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you,” Robertson continued. “You want these guys flying airplanes to defend us when you’ve got on little guy terrorizing them? That’s what it amounts to.”
“We swear oaths,” Robertson said. “So help me God. What does it mean? It means with God’s help. You don’t have to say you believe in God, you just have to say you want some help beside myself with the oath I’m taking. It’s just crazy. What is wrong with the Air Force? How can they fly the bombers to defend us if they cave to one little guy?”
The Air Force got rid of the requirement earlier this week after several groups threatened to sue the government over airmen not being allowed to re-enlist.
“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our Airman’s rights are protected.”