Secular Students of the Military: The Naval Academy

This is the first post in a series of interviews with secular students and leaders in the U.S. military, inspired by comments on this post. Different Academy students correctly pointed out that each branch of the military has a different culture and levels of religiosity, yet you will see here that all are fairly religious. [Read More…]

The ‘Fox Mole’ Should Change the Title of His Forthcoming Book

Joe Muto, an “an NPR-listening, Obama-loving liberal,” worked at FOX News Channel for years. Last month, he took on a role as the “Fox Mole,” reporting from the “inside” for Gawker. Not long after, he was caught, got fired, etc. Now, Muto has sold a book proposal about his time there. The tentative title: An [Read More…]

Rock Beyond Belief Featured on PBS’ Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

If you’re watching Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly on PBS this weekend, you’ll catch this fantastic piece from correspondent Lucky Severson on Rock Beyond Belief. The segment covers the need for secular chaplains as well as the problems with the military’s “spiritual fitness” tests: Justin Griffith: It went on and on telling me that I need [Read More…]

Air Force Leaves Evangelism Decisions Up To Hotel Managers

The Air Force Services Agency (AFSA), which, among other things, manages hotels on Air Force bases, has removed a requirement to place Bibles in hotels. Now, it’s up to the managers to decide which religion, if any, they wish to promote. The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (my main job, see bio), reported the [Read More…]

More Background on Patrick Greene, the Atheist-Activist-Turned-Christian

Hemant Mehta covered Patrick Greene earlier, prior to new information that has come to light. … The headline goes “Patrick Greene, Longtime Atheist, Announces Conversion to Christianity”. Hmm… what is this new lock-tight argument for Christianity that has converted an atheist? Apparently a few hundred dollars in donations to help him with his vision made [Read More…]