The greeting was briefly changed to "have a nice day"
After a brief hiatus, Air Force security guards at a Georgia Air Force base can once again wish visitors a “blessed day” after a rule change stemming from a complaint was overturned Thursday.
Mikey Weinstein, CEO of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, spoke with officials after receiving comments from 13 service personnel — nine of whom were practicing Christians. He convinced a commander to change the greeting to “have a nice day,” the Air Force Times reports.
News of the rule change at Robins Air Force Base quickly went viral, prompting officials to review the decision and eventually have it reversed.
“The Air Force takes any expressed concern over religious freedom very seriously … ‘have a blessed day’ as a greeting is consistent with Air Force standards and is not in violation of Air Force Instructions,” the Air Force said in a statement.
Weinstein said he plans to consult with lawyers to discern if any of his company’s clients wish to sue over the matter.