'God' Now Optional in Air Force Honor Oath

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The U.S. Air Force Academy will no longer require cadets to use the phrase "so help me God" in the Honor Oath.

The phrase has traditionally been invoked at the end the oath, which has cadets swearing they won't lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

Friday's move comes after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation protested the language, calling it unconstitutional and threatened to sue the academy if it wasn't removed.

The Air Force Academy currently has about 4,000 cadets, who, when they graduate, will be commissioned as second lieutenants.

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