Another Victory for Foxhole Atheists at Colorado Springs!

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Air Force Academy In my last post I alerted everyone to a problematic email sent out by an Air Force Master Sergeant. The Air Force has capitulated away from unconstitutional official policy and have agreed to, once again, allow graduating cadets to omit the "oath to god" from their Creed. I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States … [Read more...]

Air Force forcing cadet prayer or withholding Officer Commission *UPDATE 1*

I just received this about an hour ago. In violation of the establishment clause of the US Constitution the US Air Force is making official policy forcing religion on their cadets. Here's the email: US Air Force Academy forcing cadets to say "so help me god" to get commissioned!! ....."The words in the Oath of Office MUST be said in order for your Commissioning to be legal." From: Xxxxxx, Xxxxxxx X MSgt USAF USAFA CW/CS21 Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 10:45 AM To: CS21_C14_ALL; … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]