American Atheists new Military Director

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American Atheists American Atheists, the "Marines of Freethought", this weekend hired a new Military Director to help ensure that no egregious religious violations conducted by the Department of Defense maintain a status quo for religious inequality in the armed forces. Rock Beyond Belief wants to congratulate American Atheists on filling this much needed position. Many times atheists serving in the military are overlooked by the vast civilian populace and it's a comfort knowing that there is … [Read more...]

The bullies of baseball…

Even though it doesn't feel like it for most Americans, spring really is almost upon us, and with spring comes baseball.  Unfortunately in this country, you apparently can't attend a major league game (or even other kinds of games) without being forced to participate in a religious exercise or risk opening yourself up for harassment and worse. Here's how this particular bully pulpit works.  Usually around the 6th or 7th inning, the spectators are requested to stand for the playing or … [Read more...]

Navy Moves Unconstitutional Religious Display to Base Chapel at Guantanamo Bay

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 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Within 34 hours of 18 complaints, 11 of which were Protestant Christians, the Base Commander at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has finally moved two nativity displays that were located in the chow hall to the Constitutionally appropriate place - the Base Chapel! This is another victory for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, The Constitution of the United States, and the Separation of Church and State as proposed by the Founding Fathers. The Base Commander had this to … [Read more...]

We’re destroying Christmas, you say?

My friend said this: I feel like I need to clear something up. Those of us who feel that courthouses and public areas should not display nativity scenes, crosses, and the ten commandments, do not feel this way because your religion offends us. We do not feel this way because we think your religion offends others. No one should ever be offended by the beliefs of others. That's just ridiculous. It's like being offended by someone else's thoughts. The thought itself cannot harm you...it's what … [Read more...]

The Fog of War…

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Yep, here we are in the middle of December and as always, the War on Christmas is fully underway. Due to the efforts of those evil atheists and secularists and their attacks on Christianity, saying the words Merry Christmas is now illegal, which forced the great state of Texas to pass a state law guaranteeing a person's right to say Merry Christmas. What's that you say?  It's never actually been illegal to say Merry Christmas anywhere?  But what about that time I went shopping and the … [Read more...]

Shaw Air Force Base Complying with Regulations

I received this email within the last hour and felt like I should share it with you. I am a USAF fighter pilot stationed here at Shaw AFB, SC. I am also one of the MRFF clients who asked for help in the matter of the nativity scene erected at Memorial Lake here on base in violation of DoD and USAF regs. My spouse and I and a number of others (we're all practicing Christians of some type or another) who are clients of the MRFF in my Fighter Sq. just wanted to say thank you for stepping up … [Read more...]

The opposite of hate mail

Do you know the easiest way to tell if someone is a radical Christian or a compassionate Christian? Usually on whether or not they can spell, utilize proper grammar, and punctuate. Sometimes, though, even the intelligent ones are still hateful bigots. Here is the latest email from a Christian in the Air Force. Dear MRFF, My name is (name redacted).  I am a (rank redacted) in the United States Air Force and am currently stationed at Shaw AFB, SC.  As one would expect, I have heard … [Read more...]

I am now an “Enemy of the Republic” and my First hate mail

I guess people got a little heated over the removal of some plastic figurines from Shaw AF Base. Fox News Of course...Fox News ran with this story and Todd Starnes in all his brilliance made some "phone calls" to discover that removing the nativity display aboard Shaw AF Base was actually unconstitutional. Is this where I get to - "lol, smiley face"? Starnes is always good for a laugh. Shortly after his puff piece was published online I received an email from someone who apparently reposted … [Read more...]

How a Sitting Congressman And a Retired General Are Trying to Destroy Religious Freedom under the guise of Religious Freedom

This is a repost from my July 10 blog. It no longer works so here it is again. I'm sure many of you are now aware that there was a press conference yesterday. It was filled with lies, half-truths, and sold to the American public as an attempt to sway them into believing that Christians are under attack. You can read it here. These are two of the men pushing this legislation: General Boykin   Congressman Fleming  The man on the left is retired Lt. General Boykin. He is … [Read more...]

MRFF Congratulates Air Force on Removing Unconstitutional Sectarian Holiday Scene

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At  11:48 EST this morning I was alerted by MRFF clients of a nativity scene that had been placed aboard Shaw Air Force Base, next to Memorial Lake. This in and of itself is not a problem. However, it was not within the vicinity of any chapel and was not part of a scene designed to accommodate all religious preferences, or no preferences, aboard the base. It was very sectarian in nature and a direct violation of the US Constitution as well as a blatant violation of Air Force Instruction … [Read more...]