Get Rid of of DADT

It’s off-topic, but it’s the best explanation I’ve read about why Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell needs to be repealed, courtesy of Andrew Sullivan: Rich [Lowry] says that it’s no big deal to live hiding one’s sexual orientation. If you’re straight, try it for one day. Try never mentioning your spouse, your family, your home, your [Read More...]

Becoming an Atheist While in a Foxhole

84-year-old Milton Christian received a Bronze Star on Tuesday for his “heroic service” in World War II. It’s a belated honor, but a well-deserved one: From 1943 to 1946 Christian served as a machine gunner with the 29th Infantry Division. He doesn’t consider himself a hero, although his collection of medals tells another story — [Read More...]

Air Force Academy Now Kinder to Non-Christians

For a while now, there’s been a climate of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. For example, non-Christians have been subject to proselytization from their commanding officers. The AP reports that things have gotten much better over the past five years. “This is the first time we feel positive about things there,” [Read More...]

Should a Military Atheist Say the Pledge of Allegiance on Veteran’s Day?

I received an email from an “atheist in a foxhole” recently. He’s a teacher in a very religious, conservative part of Texas. (Yes, I know. Who knew there were any other parts of Texas?) He has a dilemma, though, and he’d like some input: Our school, as part of a Veteran’s Day celebration, has asked [Read More...]

Obama Mentions Nonbelievers Again

During his Inaugural Address, President Obama gave a shout-out to us: “For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers.” It could be considered lip-service (and nothing more, some could argue) but it was a meaningful gesture [Read More...]


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