Mark Thompson at Time Magazine’s “Swampland” blog has made an occasional habit of bagging on the Air Force or US military. Yesterday, he recapped the USAFA “so help me God” Cadet Honor Oath issue in a somewhat sarcastically tinged blog noting
the Colorado Springs, Colo., academy has decided to make the “so help me God” coda to its cadet oath optional after a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (not surprisingly, the Christian Fighter Pilot group denounced what it calls a “dramatic change” on its website).
It would seem Thompson has become the latest “journalist” to fall victim to quoting something he didn’t actually read.
After pointing out that this website did not “denounce” the decision (in fact, quite the opposite) and that the “dramatic change” comment was clearly facetious, Thompson deleted the reference.
Given that Thompson clearly didn’t read the article, one wonders how he came to the conclusion that it was “not surprising.” It’s almost as if he has preconceived notions about Christians in the military.