American Legion Poll Confuses Issue of Military Religious Data

Recently, I posted a White House Petition (on the intolerably slow site) to remove the requirement for service members to choose a religious preference. Military personnel could always state a preference on their records if they felt strongly about the issue, but it wouldn’t be a requirement to state a preference. As part of [Read More...]

Divorce Isn’t Always a Bad Option, Especially in the Military

A Seventh Day Adventist Chaplain at Robins Air Force Base recently lamented a divorce rate that has risen from 2.5% in 2001 to 3.9% in 2011. Is that a lot? Is there a solution? Have divorces really even increased? A religious perspective (as well as most of society) says any divorce is bad no matter [Read More...]

What Does 2012 Hold for Atheists in the Military?

Here’s a brief list of what to watch for regarding atheists and humanists in the military in the coming year: Godless Rallies — The Reason Rally will take place on March 24th in Washington, D.C.  This will be the biggest nontheist event in history, with the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) as a [Read More...]

An Atheist Sign at an Air Force Base Has Already Been Messed With

A sign reading “Have a safe holiday season,” donated by American Atheists and sponsored by Travis M*A*S*H (an atheist group), can now be seen at the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California: Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings had to fight to get that sign up there, despite there already being a Nativity Scene and a [Read More...]

Military Tebowing: Tacky or Unconstitutional?

By now, you’ve heard plenty about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and his public displays of faith. Maybe it’s not a big deal to you and you turn up your intellectual nose at professional sports, but this guy, for all intents and purposes, is preaching to tens of millions of Americans every week, whether they [Read More...]