[UPDATED] USAF Vet Forcibly Removed from Flag-Folding Ceremony for Mentioning God
Here is a video of Rodriguez delivering his flag-folding speech during an event in 2013. This is the speech that the Travis Air Force Base officials couldn't abide:
After he was dragged out of the ceremony, Travis Air Force Base officials threw Rodriguez off the base.
Rodriguez says he is shocked and humiliated by what happened at the retirement ceremony.
“To even imagine that I would be removed while the American flag is being unfurled and open—the flag which represents freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press…it’s horrifying.”
Rodriguez filed a complaint with his Congressman, Jeff Denham (R-CA), who launched an inquiry into the incident.
As Rodriguez recalls the experience, he says it was “one of the most humiliating experiences” of his life.
“I have given more than three decades of service to the military and made many sacrifices for my country,” said Rodriguez. “To have the Air Force assault me and drag me out of a retirement ceremony simply because my speech included the word ‘God’ is something I never expected from our military.”
The Obama administration has in recent years aggressively forced an anti-religion ideology on the military and law enforcement throughout the United States.
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