The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) wants a two-star Air Force general to be court-martialed for thanking God at a National Day of Prayer Task Force speech. The so-called civil liberties group which is more akin to the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded Major General Craig Olson be “aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions” and those service members who helped him be punished “to the full extent of military law.”
During his 23-minute speech, Olson referred to himself as a “redeemed believer in Christ” and credited God for his Air Force accomplishments.
“Flying complex aircraft; doing complex nuclear missions – I have no ability to do that. God enabled me to do that. … He put me in charge of failing programs worth billions of dollars. I have no ability to do that, no training to do that. God did that. He sent me to Iraq to negotiate foreign military sales deals through an Arabic interpreter. I have no ability to do that. I was not trained to do that. God did all of that.”