Video posted by Daniel Moran, who goes by the name The Barking Atheist online, shows that when he pushed Burgess on his vote for a ban on atheists from serving in those positions,members of the audience yelled, “Throw him out!” before Burgess put up his hand and asked them to stop.

“I thought that was a dumb idea,” Burgess told Moran, which prompted applause from the crowd. “I’ll do it again.”

“There are no atheists in foxholes,” an audience member says.

“Actually, there are many in foxholes,” Moran answers. “Some of them are my best friends. Some of them work, or not work, but go to school at the Air Force ROTC at the University of North Texas.”