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Navy Basic Training Shuts Out Religious Diversity

The Navy has taken another step backward in terms of religious diversity. Recent reports, verified independently by MAAF, show that Great Lakes Training Center, Navy Basic Training, has turned away all civilian religious program volunteers. This means that those personnel … Continue reading

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It may have been tax day around the country but the news in Las Vegas was that Wells Fargo discriminates. Local veteran F-16 pilot and MAAF member John Whiteside led protests against discrimination at the local bank. MAAF President Jason Torpy … Continue reading

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A few days ago, Representative Sam Johnson, R-TX, representing Plano, North of Dallas, has chosen to take up the ongoing holy war to evangelize the US military. He recently stood on the floor of the Congress ranting about atheists and … Continue reading

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The Navy has re-affirmed pluralism in the wake of one chaplain who was dismissed for relying exclusively on “biblical” counseling. Two weeks ago, Liberty Institute and other Christian privilege advocacy organizations told the story of Chaplain Modder, a Navy chaplain … Continue reading

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Objections from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation recently led to new policy at an Air Force installation to stop its gate guards from greeting visitors with “Have a blessed day.” The objection was that this religious greeting was inappropriate for … Continue reading

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A Chaplain has been dismissed (pending appeal) from military service for evangelizing troops under his care. Kudos to the military for finally enforcing professional chaplain conduct. That having been said, this issue is still under investigation and the details are … Continue reading

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In a great leap forward for acceptance of Humanists, Offutt Air Force Base posted a story celebrating the approval of Offutt Humanists, aka OH!, as a recognized Private Organization. While Chaplains provide advertising, space, resources, and organization for beliefs they deem acceptable, … Continue reading

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With a name like Reason Magazine, one would expect a certain level of respect for, well, reason. Apparently that’s not the case. Stephanie Slade, Deputy Managing Editor at Reason, authored an article with the subheading, “There may be no nonbelievers in … Continue reading

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Guest post by Chief Petty Officer ETC(SW) Doug Wright For decades, Bill Cosby was an American icon. If you were anything like me as a teen, you would find yourself sitting faithfully in front of the color TV to watch the latest … Continue reading

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At Schriever Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs, and unfortunately at many installations around the country, Bible Study continues to the main effort for chaplains. MAAF has reached out to the Air Force Chief of Chaplains on multiple occasions to discuss this … Continue reading

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