20 Jun '16, 9pm

Speech referencing God in retirement ceremony on base raises issues

Speech referencing God in retirement ceremony on base raises issues

Related Transcript of Oscar Rodriguez's speech (PDF) WASHINGTON — Whether Master Sgt. Charles Roberson intended to turn his Air Force Reserve retirement ceremony into a First Amendment and religion battleground is unclear. But he stood firm when his commanding officer tried to bar a prepared speech by one of his guests invoking God and prayer. Roberson went ahead with his plans, leading to a showdown at Travis Air Force Base in which the speaker, Oscar Rodriguez, was removed from the base auditorium. “That the Air Force would do this to myself as this was my retirement – I was very embarrassed and humiliated in front of my family and friends,” Roberson said in a video released Monday by the conservative First Liberty Institute. The Institute, which argues in defense of religious freedoms, has taken Rodriguez as a client and in a letter to Air Force officials on Monday, sen...

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Related Transcript of Oscar Rodriguez's speech (PDF) This story has been updated. WASHINGTON — The Secretary of the Air Fo...

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