There is another side to this story. I was stationed at Travis until my retirement, and have many friends who still work there. Many of them know Mr. Rodriguez, and from what they've told me, there is bad blood between him and many other people on the base, including the commander. The commander had good reason to ban him from the ceremony, and it had nothing to do with his mentioning of God. Mr. Rodriguez is simply spinning the story to make himself the martyr. Unfortunately, the folks on the other side are remaining silent, so their side of the story is not being told.
Anyway, I just wanted to point out this particular incident was NOT about religious discrimination or persecution; it was personal conflicts between Mr. Rodriguez and the squadron commander. Still, the situation could have been better handled, rather than ruining a man's retirement ceremony with this spectacle.
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