City council members in Marietta, Ga., will consider changing the o...
As you might imagine, the religious are up in arms about this, screaming about how the US is a Christian country (nope, we aren't), how this is anti-Christian persecution (no, just removal of a bigoted assumption that all cadets are Christian), and one councilman (who is also a pastor) adamantly opposing any change to the existing oath.
He's joined in this by the mayor, who swears that he'll veto any attempt to remove or modify the oath, even to the point of allowing alternative versions for non-Christians.
“In the eight years I’ve been mayor, there’s never been a problem,” he said of the oath. “I don’t think there will be any changes at all. If someone does not want to make that statement, I’m not so sure I want them on our police force.”
Looks like the mayor needs to go read the Constitution. And not just the First Amendment, Article 11 explicitly forbids any test of faith for a government position. Such as, say, police officers.