Foxhole atheists and the Pabst Yellow Ribbon campaign

We just sent out this press release. You should definitely help out by sending it to all of your media contacts. You've got those, right? We're getting hammered with the same question right now. Sorry about the confusion. The only way to book a room at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux is by calling them directly 910-323-0111.  Mention the Rock Beyond Belief festival for the group discount on March 31st. Their website is giving false information. There are plenty of rooms left. But you … [Read more...]

Spiritual Fitness “not meant to endorse religion” VS Army’s own videos

These videos may just disappear soon. Grab them while they're hot! They're from the Army's public facing media outreach website. Remember, whenever lawyers and reporters are around, the term 'spiritual fitness' has nothing to do with religion. It's about 'team spirit' and 'human spirit'. So it's not illegal when mandatory... CH (MAJ) Choi - Sunday Stryker Brigade www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/122546 "There's a limit to how much physical ability can sustain a soldier. There's a limit on … [Read more...]

In 1971 Fort Bragg had a mandatory ‘born again’ day

***Guest post from John Kieffer who was with the 2nd Psyops Group with the JFK Center for Special Warfare.*** I'm wondering if there is anyone who may remember this ... In 1971 I was stationed at Ft Bragg and had to attend a mandatory hour long 'fire and brimstone' evangelical Christian sermon by a 4 Star General at the Main Base Chapel. All commissioned officers stationed at Ft Bragg, from the 18th Corps commander (3 star general) down to each and every 2LT (I was a captain), were … [Read more...]

Another crazy response from foxhole atheist-basher, Pastor Bryan Griem

**Guest post from a Facebook friend. Thanks, Beth!** My goodness. A while back, I read something somewhere about responses to a question in the Pasadena Sun concerning whether or not the military should test spirituality. (It may have been on Justin Griffith's blog, I'm not sure.) Here was one of the responses, from a pastor in Pasadena: … [Read more...]

Help us fight “Don’t pray?… Don’t Say!”

If you want to support the foxhole atheist movement, all you have to do is show up. www.youtube.com/embed/C6kJ_EwwnD4? Rock Beyond Belief  (much more information) Foxhole atheists are fighting for your rights. Please return the favor on March 31st. We're counting on thousands of people showing up. If this doesn't happen, it hurts the movement permanently. If you want to book a hotel room at the discount rate, call 910 323 0111 and mention 'Rock Beyond Belief'. Check out the ride-sharing … [Read more...]

Navy atheist required to pray, say “Amen”, and feign hatred of atheists

Aron Ra is a prominent atheist on YouTube, and also the new Texas State Director for American Atheists. He and Thunderf00t, and the rest of the gang at the Magic Sandwich Show had me on as a guest just recently. It prompted an anonymous sailor to write in to Aron Ra, who forwarded it to me. He's trying to deal with being in the atheist closet. It's time we all start calling this stuff out every time. If you can't speak out for whatever reason, at least report it to someone like me. I'll … [Read more...]

Pastor Bryan Griem belittles more US soldiers

A few days ago, Pastor Bryan Griem viciously belittled foxhole atheists in the Pasadena Sun newspaper. I encouraged readers to let him know how you feel. He didn't respond to my letter. But he did reply to at least one. Elizabeth wrote him a letter. You can read it in this comment. But I wanted to focus on this insane response, so I'm not re-posting it here. Pastor Bryan Griem's reply: Elizabeth, The thing you did not tell me in this negative letter to me is if your nephew believes in … [Read more...]

Reverend: “What does the military put on gravestones of atheists, a thumbs-down?”

The recent article about mandatory Spiritual Fitness in the Pasadena Sun was overall quite positive. Out of a group of 10 or so religious leaders from various religious preferences, the vast majority were on our side. I'm actually happy that only a few took a stand against us. One of them at least tried to pair his response with the US Constitution, but fell victim to the Army's smoke-screen 'this is about team-spirit' etc. I left a comment containing a thorough refutation. I invited … [Read more...]

Religious leaders denounce Spiritual Fitness Test (about time!)

The Pasadena Sun has a great collection of various religious leaders' thoughts on the mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training in the US Military. Rev. Skip Lindeman - United Church of Christ: ... Think about it: A guy takes the test and gets all A-grades on spirituality, and then says, “Gimme a gun so I can go kill as many of the enemy as I can!” Is that what a spiritual person does? How can anybody be spiritual, and then go blow another human being (i. e., child of God, made … [Read more...]

Why the military coin that says “in god we trust” is unconstitutional

This may be 'more' unconstitutional than it is on money. It certainly reveals the man behind the curtain with the coins in your pocket. The motto was first challenged in Aronow v. United States in 1970, but the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled: "It is quite obvious that the national motto and the slogan on coinage and currency 'In God We Trust' has nothing whatsoever to do with the establishment of religion. Its use is of patriotic or ceremonial character … [Read more...]