Doomsday prophet admits to buying influence at Marine Corps base

The Marine Corps Times just released an outstanding story about us! Seriously... this is simply good reporting. Two national atheist groups, and one advocating religious freedom, have complained to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that officials at Camp Pendleton, Calif., continue to deny them access to the base while giving “preferential treatment” to Christian religious organizations, including a controversial church they say is steeped in “doomsday theology” and embroiled in sexual-abuse … [Read more...]

Dubble standard: gay polical agenda

The Stars and Stripes posted a story about Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly gay general officer in the US Military. Though she downplayed the 'first gay' angle, the importance was simply unavoidable. CNN picked up the story, and OutServe provided some great pictures from the ceremony. The article at S&S generated some heated comments. Most of them were spelled wrong, or were simply stupid. The military will be 90% gay, 10% closet straight I am glad my military career is … [Read more...]

Filthy, germ-infested “so help me god” bibles

Those bibles in our court rooms are literally disgusting. Think of the filth exposed when objects / hands are held up to ultra-violet lights. For this reason, I never read magazines at the doctor's office. Everybody touches them! Bibles are gross (click to embiggen) I received a letter from an atheist who recently gave sworn testimony. She was shocked to hear the bailiff's extra dose of religion as she was sworn in. She not only had to wash her hands, she probably needed a shower after … [Read more...]

First openly gay general in the US Military

Brigadier General Tammy Smith is the first openly gay flag-grade officer in the US Military. At this rank, she'll have thousands of service members quite literally looking up to her. The private ceremony included a twist on an old military tradition. Brig. Gen. Smith's spouse 'pinned' her. In other words, her wife slapped the new rank onto her uniform for the first time. CNN has the story: Smith received her stars in a private ceremony at the Women's Memorial at Arlington National … [Read more...]

Assassin Actual is still alive (and well)

More than a few people have been asking me to poke Assassin Actual to see if he's alright. He is OK. He's stuck in a very demanding job right now, with the workload of several people falling solely on him. That's what you get when you're good at your job, I suppose. He should have known better than to let his unit know he was smart! Anyway, he's not going to come back any time soon. He knows that he always has a spot here at FtB waiting for him when he's able. … [Read more...]

Marine Corps heavily supports a doomsday sect in CA, why?

SAN DIEGO, CA – Over the past decade, the local Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa has had unprecedented access to Marines at Camp Pendleton. Despite their controversial end-times message and history of sex scandals, the group has co-sponsored several high-profile concerts and other events with the approval of local Navy and Marine Corps commanders. Comprised of hundreds of congregations, Calvary Chapel is a large organization in crisis. Their founder, Chuck Smith, famously predicted the end of the … [Read more...]

“Bow your fucking head down, recruit. Pray with the rest of us!”

Back in December I wrote about a fierce young Marine Corps recruit who was told that she couldn't have "ATHEIST" on her records and dogtags. I gave her some advice; she fought back, and won. She recently graduated from Boot Camp in top form. She had a blast despite the USMC's grueling 13 week training. It's clear that becoming a Marine is something she is quite proud of. If you'd like to congratulate her, do so in the comments here - I'm certain she'll see it. This is long, but certainly … [Read more...]

How come all the unicorns in the bible are dead?

The King James bible is my favorite. Not only is it the most poetic translation, KJV also has unicorns! Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. That's my favorite of the bunch. There are seven more verses that refer to unicorns. Neat! Most literalist apologists that cling to KJV refer to unicorns as 'real' but mislabeled. Unicorns are 'actually' aurochs, the … [Read more...]

Dangerous messages sent to kids on US Navy bases

The original photograph shows a large advertisement for a Vacation Bible School on a US Navy base. Transportation is included. Equality is not. I'm not sure which base this photograph came from, but it's far from an isolated incident. Here's a write-up in the Periscope, an in-house PR rag for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay - built on coastal Georgia. “Up, up, and away!” This familiar phrase sets the tone the 2012 Vacation Bible School program.  The Command Religious Program of … [Read more...]

Trolled by Sniper Jesus

It was actually Sniper Jesus that was apparently inserted into the chain of command at a Fort Bragg unit. I still think this was a real photo (the shadow is consistent, albeit from a smaller frame). However, I doubt that this picture would fly very long. It was probably either somebody goofing around, or otherwise trolling. That's why I crowdsourced the verification. Good eye, commenters / Facebook friends! If you know what unit this came from please contact me. I just want to … [Read more...]