Fini flightINDIAN SPRINGS, N.V. – A nationally-recognized humanist organization is threatening to sue military officials after an atheist airman stationed at an Air Force base in Nevada was told that he must accept ‘so help me God’ in the reenlistment oath or his application will not be accepted. According to the American Humanist Association (AHA), the unidentified serviceman stationed at Creech Air Force Base crossed out the phrase on the Armed Forces reenlistment form, DD 4, which reads, “I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” The airman was advised that officials could not accept the document with the statement crossed out, and was told to sign the oath without any adjustment. He refused. The American Humanist Association then sent a letter to officials at Creech Air Force Base demanding that the airman be permitted to reenlist without including “so help me God” in the oath. It asserted that the requirement violated the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Full Story