I have never seen anyone being censored for say anything religious before. Interesting video. I think there might be a backstory.For all? or just the Air Force? "veteran-forcibly-dragged"
Quite the opposite in fact. Almost every Army ceremony of any importance opens and closes with the Chaplain. I'm sure there was more to the story than that article.I have never seen anyone being censored for say anything religious before. Interesting video. I think there might be a backstory.
Disturbing the ceremony for any reason is wrong. If religion is your driving force then find a place that will accommodate you.God help him and the United States if he had mentioned ISIS or ISIL, maybe they would have shot him.
The officer in charge should be FIRED, as in Congress forcing him to go NOW. And those PC should be forced to under go training in the Bill of Rights, they can and should have said NO.
The ceremony was disturbed.Sounds like the Air Force now has political officers just like the old soviet union did, ensuring that the proper "king Hussein" approved political/religious view is expressed!
the vet being honored requestedsomeone that does not want religion to play a part in a ceremony that has a history of honoring someone under the flag.
The honoring and performing soldiers probably had no clue of Rodriguez's last request. Typical VA and government sand in eyes and ears. It may well be that deviation from the ceremony is not allowed.the vet being honored requested
"Rodriguez retired from the Air Force in 2013 after 33 years of service to his nation. He has a clear and distinctive voice and is frequently asked to deliver the flag-folding speech at retirement ceremonies.
On April 3, 2016, Master Sergeant Charles Roberson was retiring from active duty. Roberson had heard Rodriguez give his stirring rendition of the traditional flag-folding speech and asked Rodriguez if he would give that speech at Roberson's retirement celebration at Travis Air Force Base where Roberson served in the 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron."
You do have that right, especially if you are the honoree, but the retiring guy wanted it to be part of his ceremony, while the commanding officer chose to discriminate against his wish. From the circumstances reported in the article, I see that the base commander thinks his opinion or the DOD's policy supersedes the retirees wish, but I imagine that the retiree specifically requested this to test the policy that currently is being enforced. At this point the courts will determine what is allowed given the fact that it is a military retirement and not a civilian one.The honoring and performing soldiers probably had no clue of Rodriguez's last request. Typical VA and government sand in eyes and ears. It may well be that deviation from the ceremony is not allowed.
I respectfully submit that I have a right to be free from religion as anyone has a right to practice what religion they feel is right for them.
First off, this is an old story that is being reported as something it is not (only the lawsuit part is new). The Squadron CO, Lieutenant Colonel Sovitsky, had a personal beef with Senior Master Sergeant Rodriguez. A Retirement Ceremony was absolutely NOT the place to pursue this beef.Typical VA and government sand in eyes and ears. It may well be that deviation from the ceremony is not allowed.