Air Force general who spoke of God should be court-martialed, group says

My comments:  Although I find this article of interest, it needs a disclaimer since the National Day of Prayer is run by Doug Coe of the secretive “The Family,” or “The Fellowship.”  The mere fact that Dobson’s are involved tells another story as well as Jim Dobson is a charter member of the secretive Council for National Policy and obviously is aligned with Doug Coe as well.  You can read more about “The Family” here and here.


An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying.

air force

In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson credits God for his accomplishments in the military, and refers to himself as a “redeemed believer in Christ.”

The Air Force Times reports that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has taken issue with Olson’s remarks, is calling for the two-star general to be court-martialed and “aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions.”

The group authored a letter to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Walsh, arguing that Olson’s speech violates rules within the Air Force, which prohibits airmen from endorsing a particular faith or belief.

The letter, posted on the group’s website, begins, “This demand letter is sent to you on behalf of countless members of the United States Air Force who are utterly disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing recently perpetrated, on international television (“GOD TV”), and streaming all over the Internet and in full military uniform, by USAF Major General Craig S. Olson on Thursday, May 7, 2015 during a VERY public speech for a private Christian organization (The “National Day of Prayer Task Force”: NDPTF) headed up by Focus on the Family founder, Dr. James Dobson’s, wife Shirley Dobson. “

“. . . disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing . . .”

– letter from Military Religious Freedom Foundation

The group, which believes that the American flag and the U.S. Constitution are the only religious symbol and scripture, respectively, for those who serve in the military, also wants other service members who helped Olson to be investigated and punished “to the full extent of military law.”

During Olson’s 23-minute talk, the Air Force Times reports, Olson spoke of “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,” Olson said. “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.”

At the end of his speech, Olson asked those in attendance to pray for Defense Department leaders and troops preparing to be deployed.

Olson is the program executive officer at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, where he is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel, according to the U.S. Air Force website. He was commissioned in 1982 following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy and has extensive operational, flight test and acquisition experience.


2 responses to “Air Force general who spoke of God should be court-martialed, group says

  1. This group should be told where to go and how to get there. However, I just read an article that said, according to a poll, the Airforce is the only branch of the military that would turn on the American people. All the other branches said ‘no!’

    I want to thank you for exposing James Dobson. I have never liked him or the organization he runs. There was just that ‘gut feeling’ that things were not as they seemed. Of course, I know hordes of people that live and breath by everything the man says or is put out by his organization.

    keep up the good work!

    • Thanks dear MA, my good friend, Dr. Cathy Burns, has written a booklet about his new age leanings, and she recently told me about Dobson’s son, Ryan, who is on Dobson’s radio show with him. Apparently Ryan is loaded with tattoos and piercings, doesn’t that just fit with a sound doctrine Christian? NOT. Very few people realize how bad Dobson is…I’m thrilled to know that you recognized something was not right. My feeling was any Christian should have run the other way when he took psych 101 and ran into Freud and Jung. When Dobson was still in Colorado, he invited a weird offshoot of the Catholic church to come to FOTF for a weekend, they were believers in reincarnation, and the whole new age garbage. How bizarre. I had one of the former employees on radio with one of my hosts and he told of all the new age garbage, totally unChristian. I think I told you about him ranting and raving on air about United Airlines giving health insurance for same sex partners, when right in his backyard, Coors had been doing it for years and he never said a word…why? Because Coors boys, and Holly Coors were his secretive Council for National Policy buddies, and you don’t rat out buddies. Ugh

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *