February 8, 2012
A group of Republican lawmakers is protesting the removal of a reference to God in the patch logo for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), The Hill reports. The patch included a line in Latin -- common for military patches -- that translated to "Doing God's Work with Other People's Money." However, after the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers complained, the Air Force replaced the line several weeks ago with the Latin for "Doing Miracles with Other People's Money." Thirty-five legislators, led by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), wrote a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, urging them to restore the original logo. "It is most egregious," Forbes said. "The Air Force is taking the tone that you can't even use the word 'God.' ... It is a very dangerous course to take."