Chaplains hand out anti-gay, anti-jewish ‘Manga Messiah’ hate comic

Talk2Action has picked up the story of the awful 'Manga Messiah' comics that are being handed out to deployed soldiers. They're also used in Uganda to brainwash kids against Jews, gays, and witches. via Talk2Action: The publisher claims that millions of copies of Manga Messiah have been distributed in countries around the globe, from Uganda to Guatemala to Great Britain. And, according to ... Justin Griffith, who also serves as the Military Director for American Atheists, Manga … [Read more...]

Marine Corps base rejects atheist festival

Camp Pendleton's decision to reject our proposal violates federal ethics regulations. This is certainly a huge step in the wrong direction. We're still willing to work with officials before the San Diego area Marine Corps base is entrenched in a legal battle they can't possibly win. We've received mixed signals from Camp Pendleton in trying to organize Rock Beyond Belief 2. Initially, they were on board with treating us with equality. We are simply demanding the same access, treatment, and … [Read more...]

Tampons and size 20 panties in the Marine Corps

Have you been the victim of the "Size 20 panties Marine Corps" copypasta? Well, one of the service members in the American Atheists Military facebook group has an amazing reply. The premise is that some male Marine opened a care package down-range. It was packed with feminine objects. He joked around with his fellow Marines using the various items. However, it turns out that those tampons were about to become really important in a life or death situation. The original spam concludes with a … [Read more...]

Air Force Base denies atheist display, allows Menorah and Nativity Scene

Travis Air Force base is already under intense scrutiny over these displays that are inappropriate to begin with. The official word so far was that each of the 20 or so displays represented a squadron on base. Apparently this facade implies that an entire squadron is Jewish. And wouldn't you know it - their display just happened to be next to an entire squadron of Nativity Scene enthusiasts. (Forgive the transition into third-person, but the following is from an upcoming press release … [Read more...]

Who here is offended by religion?

This is another inspirational and informative letter from a New Foxhole Atheist. He already took the oath of enlistment, and expects to ship out to Basic Training soon. His experiences at the regular 'drill' sessions contained a few pink flags. I'm an atheist in the bible belt, and currently serving in the Army National Guard. Reading about Megan Hurtwitt in Texas is really inspiring, it can be really difficult in the bible belt. I too omitted "so help me God" from my oath, and the Marine … [Read more...]

Don’t buy ‘pray for our troops’ ribbons, buy the troops a beer

  ... Seriously. The "Pray for our troops" ribbons, stickers, and magnets have only proven to help the makers of ribbons, stickers, and magnets. For the same price, you can just buy one of us a beer. I showed a few (religious) soldiers this today. Typical reply: "Hell yeah!" We already have armor and technology to protect us. We have doctors to mend the wounds that can be healed. Some still wont make it, and the ones that do will proudly raise a glass in their honor. I … [Read more...]