Originally Posted by Sapper Woody
The difference is that it's ok for the Air Force, or any branch, to endorse a history book, or a novel, or a movie. It's not ok to endorse a religion. endorsing a religion is one step towards a state religion.
But the Air Force is not promoting the book, the private publisher simply pasted the emblem on the dust cover for the book - I see the bibles the same way. The private publisher simply put the emblems on the books to sell them. It does not mean that the military is endorsing any religion. IMO, it is making a mountain out of nothing.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)