This is an email I wrote to a prominent Christian radio station in Brisbane. I did not get to finger exactly which station it was from a source not controlled by me, but I wanted to make my point anyway. These fanatics will go to no end to push their ideology onto decent Australian people.
It is thought to be your station but basically unclear exactly what Christian radio stations were broadcasting the importance of the 11 am remembrance today where the announcer claimed the men who fell in battle swore allegiance for God and country.
I would like to point out as an ex-serviceman that was totally incorrect, the facts are that the First World War for example was a sworn allegiance to His Majesty the King and country. God was simply a device to help the individual in this process if you so believed in this God.
I ….. do make oath that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty, His heirs and successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, his heirs and successors in person, Crown, and dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me.
So help me God.
It is a blatant insult and a discredit to Christians, non-Christians, the dead, past and current servicemen to undermine these facts to simply advertise the Christian God by using the lie that God was the primary reason for defending their country.
If it was not your radio station I apologise unreservedly, however if you are aware of the station or stations that have broadcast this untruth please send it on or notify me.
Thank you and have a good day.