Challenging Religious Privilege in the Military

What’s it like to be in the military? Not easy. But it’s much worse if you’re an atheist who has to deal with the constant proselytizing from your superiors.

Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has been fighting battles against high-ranking religious officials in the military for years. In the fundraising video below, he talks about some of the challenges he sees:

If you can support the work MRFF is doing, you can click here to donate.

***Update***: Mikey says “Good riddance” to the “Air Force’s Religious Intolerance Enabler in Chief” here.

(Thanks to Todd for the link!)

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  • Stev84

    As much I support what he is doing, some of his rhetoric is way over the top. Comparing what is going on in the US military to the Penn State sex abuse scandal is inappropriate and not really helpful

  • A3Kr0n

    If we can get crosses off public property, surely we can get religion out of the military???

  • Octoberfurst

    I served in the Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981. Even back then there was a push by right-wing fundamentalist Christians to turn the Marines into Bible-thumping uber-patriots.  But from what I hear it has gotten much, much worse. A military full of religious zealots is the LAST thing we need!

  • ErickaMJohnson

    I really wish he hadn’t ended with a cussing threat of violence. I’m there with him but it’s not something I can share everywhere because it will be more easily dismissed by people who are skeptical of his claims.