Public school’s “I love Jesus Because ___” smoking gun surfaces

A controversial effort to spread Christianity across international borders might soon be stopped at Glenwood Elementary, a public school in McDowell County, North Carolina. Soon after the story got out last Thusday, secular activists began contacting officials in McDowell County. American Atheists has obtained a copy of the form that all students at Glenwood Elementary had to fill out. This is part of Operation Christmas Child, an effort by the Billy Graham Evangelistic … [Read more...]

Support for gay veteran with PTSD who had ‘lifestyle of sin’ diagnosis

I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who signed the petition in support of Esther Garatie. In just two days, it went from 6,000 signatures to around 12,000 signatures - each one generating real email traffic to government officials. Quick recap Esther Garatie went to the Dallas VA Hospital with severe depression, and even mentioned suicidal thoughts. She was injured in the line of duty while deployed. Her injuries were severe enough to force a medical separation. She also … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child and their ‘Jew boy scum’ enemies

Mikey Weinstein, the President and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation gets email. Some of it is not safe for work. This insane rant is brought to you in defense of the same program that is currently infecting McDowell County School District - Operation Christmas Child. Typical stinking jew boy Mikey to try to stop the love of Jesus to bring toys to needy children who will burn forever in the Lake of fire (like jewboy mikey will for sure) unless they are saved by the grace … [Read more...]

Internet forces Anti-gay evangelist Nurse out of the privacy closet

Nurse Lincy Pandithurai can't expect privacy anymore. This blog was just front-paged on reddit, bringing with it some internet culture usually found at the deep end of the pool. First of all, it was an incredibly shocking story, and you should read what that war-hero went through at the Dallas Veteran's Affairs hospital. Then you should sign the petition demanding that this nurse gets fired. The internet is a scary place. Anonymous-styled hacktivism has already spilled over into the … [Read more...]

Hill Street Blues actor Daniel J. Travanti needs help, seriously.

I didn't realize he had gone off he wagon, but Daniel Travanti, of 80's Cop drama 'Hill Street Blues' fame needs to go back to group / treatment. Last week he was contacting brave Florida atheist activist, EllenBeth Wachs. But he let out a bizarre rant, 'no atheists in foxholes' canard in check. EllenBeth and I trounced him, thinking we were simply encountering a religious attack (happened to both of us before, I assure you). I now regret making specific attacks about his struggle with … [Read more...]

Inspirational video of Megan Hurwitt, America’s newest Foxhole Atheist

Megan Hurwitt joined the military last week. This 44 second video of the ceremony is pretty awesome. Megan Hurwitt just joined the Texas Army National Guard. Her ceremony was in Houston, and it went like this: "I, your name." I, Megan Hurwitt. "Do solemnly swear." Do solemnly affirm.*pause* "To support and defend" To support and defend "The Constitution of the United States" the Constitution of the United States, "And the state of Texas" and the state of Texas, "against … [Read more...]

Out of Iraq, Finally.

The A.P. just released a story that claims to know that we are abandoning the concept of troops in Iraq in 2012. I wish I could comment further, but this is welcome news personally. BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security … [Read more...]

Penn Jillette misses the point about Atheists and the Chaplaincy

I still love you, Penn - but I have to rebut you here. Penn released this video in May: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ozj8QRr9Fe8? Penn Jillette mentioned my activism's news coverage in the New York Times and the Rock Beyond Belief festival (which is most certainly 'back on', but was not at the time of this video.) This is a turning point in the push for respect and equality in the military for the atheist community, and he clearly appreciates this. In fact, a few months back he even … [Read more...]


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