A chaplain's assistant is customarily a figure of fun in the American Army.
The U.S. Army has recently removed the cross from the insignia worn by chaplains. In its place is a sun with its rays, symbolizing the divine in all things.
Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations.
Mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance is no different in kind than allowing government salaried Chaplains for the military or for the Congress, or including the official motto, In God We Trust, on our currency.