An inspirational painting referencing the Bible has been removed from an Air Force dining hall after a complaint was lodged by an anti-religious group.
Titled “Integrity,” the painting depicts an Air Force officer in the foreground and the faded image of a crusader in the background. The words “Matthew 5.9,” which, according to the King James version of the Bible, reads: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
After the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained about the painting, calling it “repugnant,” and an “over display of Christian nationalism,” the painting was removed from Mountain Home Air Force Base’s chow hall.
Apparently an airman sent word to the foundation that the painting existed. “I have been extremely disturbed and shocked by a clearly Christian picture of religious supremacy very prominently hanging in the dining facility of our Air Force Base,” he wrote. “I and countless other Airmen were forced to look at this ‘Crusader/USAF’ painting while we ate.”