Christian Fighter Pilot, Super Bowl Champion Chad Hennings on Religious Freedom

Writing at, former US Air Force A-10 pilot and Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champion Chad Hennings highlighted the value of religious freedom and the ongoing attacks on it in America. One case he noted was that of high school coach Joe Kennedy (whom he’s defended before), who was fired for praying on the field after school football games.

Another was that of the Bladensburg cross, a World War I memorial which an appeals court has said is unconstitutional:

Yet, incredibly, a federal court ruled that the nearly 100-year-old Bladensburg, Maryland, WWI Veterans Memorial must be bulldozed. Why? Because those who designed and preserve the memorial — Gold Star mothers and The American Legion — chose to build a memorial shaped like the crosses that marked the graves of their sons, who died on the European battlefields of World War I.

Such a decision is not only outrageous, but puts in jeopardy monuments of similar design at Arlington National Cemetery…

Americans should honor the way Gold Star mothers chose to remember the service and sacrifice of their sons, who died defending our freedom. As a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, I can’t help but feel saddened at the thought of a bulldozer running down such memorials.

The US Supreme Court will decide whether to hear those cases in the coming month.

Chad Hennings has been a successful attack pilot in the US Air Force and continues to be called upon — by both the military and others — for his motivation and inspiration. He is also a Christian who, like many others, understands and defends the human right of religious freedom — a right also protected in our US Constitution.

Faith, freedom, and military service: Seems to be a common thread.

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