Robins airforce base is not to bless its visitors according to an order by base officials.
Gate guards at the base in Houston County, Georgia, used to greet visitors by saying ‘have a blessed day’.
An active duty military member posted on the Military Religious Freedom Foundation website his frustration with the guards; where too many guards blessed him too often in a short span of time. Guards will now have to say: ‘have a nice day’.
‘I have been entering through what is known as the “Russell Gate” since the 23rd of February.’
On no less than 15 occasions over the last two weeks, I have been greeted by the military personnel at the gate with the phrase “Have a blessed day.”
‘This greeting has been expressed by at least 10 different Airmen ranging in rank from A1C to SSgt.
‘I found the greeting to be a notion that I, as a non-religious member of the military community should believe a higher power has an influence on how my day should go.’
The organization’s president, Mikey Weinstein, said on the group’s website that he spoke with base officials and was told that staff would no longer use the greeting.
Weinstein said base officials told him that gate guards will now say ‘have a nice day’ instead.
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