News Poll: Should the military host large scale (religious) events?

Fort Bragg Patch reporter, Kelly Twedell, has a nice write-up about how the U.S. Air Force Academy undermined a planned speaking engagement from Richard Dawkins at the last minute. Via Fort Bragg Patch ...The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of their commitment with no concrete reasons to host a previously planned speaking engagement by Richard Dawkins for Monday, Oct. 15, that offered free entry for military families. Back in March Fort Bragg held the "Rock Beyond Belief " atheist … [Read more...]

Army launches official investigation into mandatory candlelight prayer

The shocking mandatory 'spiritual fitness' and candlelight prayer at 264th Medical Battalion has received national media attention. Public Affairs for Fort Sam Houston released a statement to the press indicating that an official investigation has been launched. The right way to do damage control "The entire AMEDD Center and School was undergoing Suicide Prevention Awareness, Education and Training. This is  critically important training being conducted Army-wide. We take this training … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins speech at Air Force Base undermined at last minute

The details are still unclear, but the U.S. Air Force Academy is no longer a viable host for a planned Richard Dawkins speaking engagement. Despite the last-minute military venue 'no-go', the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science secured the large Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado at Boulder for Monday, October 15th. Military members are encouraged to sign up for free tickets! Military ID / uniform gets you and up to three family members free (further … [Read more...]

Soldiers forced to attend candlelight prayer for suicide prevention

Approximately 800 U.S. soldiers were ordered to participate in a candlelight prayer ceremony, and ‘spiritual fitness’ training for a recent suicide prevention campaign. The soldiers are assigned to Fort Sam Houston's 264th Medical Battalion, responsible for training soldiers in their medical career after graduating boot camp. It happened last Wednesday (Sep. 26th) and was documented by Victoria Gettman, an instructor at the schoolhouse. She is a fellow foxhole atheist, and among the … [Read more...]