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Evangelical Christian Prayer Chosen for Women Ranger Graduation

PBS recently published a video with a sectarian prayer to Jesus Christ as the invocation for a mandatory, large-scale, and politically important Ranger graduation that included the first women Rangers. The chaplain officer offered an invocation, not simply secular, not … Continue reading

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No one has to knock on your door and tell you you’re humanist. People adopt a scientific world view and human-based rational ethics all by themselves. Unfortunately, that means they’re disconnected from humanist values, humanist mentors, and humanist community. That … Continue reading

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Again in 2015, each Service Academy has allowed humanist alternatives to chaplain services. At West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy, humanist personnel are able to meet with mentors and peers who share their beliefs. While not yet … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Watch for updates, 7/24 The Department of Defense Inspector General has submitted a final draft report on its investigation of conscience protection issues in the US military. The report was required when, after the passage of conscience protections in the … Continue reading

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The POW/MIA Table is a well-known honor for military personnel captured or lost in battle. It’s important to remember those lost and to honor their service, whatever their beliefs may have been. However, at Creech Air Force Base in California, … Continue reading

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On July 13th two organizations took important steps forward for LGBT equality. In the wake of the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide, the Boy Scouts has moved toward lifting it’s ban on gay leadership and the Department of Defense has started work … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, it seems some unnamed military clerks have taken to promoting the Christian flag folding ceremony as official. This happens occasionally and most recently it has arisen in a Defense Media Activity Commander’s Call newsletter and a US Army recruiting … Continue reading

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MAAF has obtained a video showing enforced Christian prayer at Air Assault training at Ft Campbell. Trainees are directed to bow their head to graduation prayer and to give a response that sounds like “Amen”. The video below shows a … Continue reading

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Half way through the year, 2015 is going great due to our local volunteers as well as our generous donors. MAAF was able to host donors at the Army Navy Club for a catered reception to thank them for all their … Continue reading

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The story goes that one innocent Marine posted a Bible Verse in her work area and was court-martialed. It would be offensive to us atheists if a military person were court-martialed simply for posting Bible verses, even in their own … Continue reading

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