During a recent National Day of Prayer speech, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Olson expressed the influence he believes God has had in his life and over his career. In addition to merely sustaining him through many dangerous missions, he gave God credit for his professional successes:
He put me in charge of failing programs worth billions of dollars. 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.
Perhaps predictably, given the frequency with which Christians in the military are attacked by such groups, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation responded to Olson’s remarks with a demand that he be punished “to the full extent of military law.”
The reaction of numerous Twitter critics was expressed succinctly by the following user: