“The meek shall inherit the irradiated earth.”

The Air Force is experiencing legal fallout after the revelation that chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base were teaching a questionable ethics course, which included a PowerPoint presentation on St. Augustine’s “Christian Just War Theory” informally known as the “Jesus loves nukes speech.”

The mandatory course was intended to teach officers that the killing of innocents can be justifiable for the greater good, and that they should not hesitate to launch the nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) “if lawfully ordered to do so by the President of the United States or his lawful successor.”

It had been taught for more than 20 years but was suspended after the watchdog group  Military Religious Freedom Foundation threatened to file a class-action lawsuit for violation of separation of church and state.

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