National Guard advertise jobs in Military Intelligence on Friendly Atheist

So yesterday we learned that the National Guard had a sectarian themed recruitment ad. This ad had no indication of being aimed towards potential chaplains - and plausible evidence to the contrary. It featured a soldier's torso with a 'Holy Bible' prominently featured in his possession, with the words "You are needed here." In an bit of epic irony, this just happened on Hemant Mehta's FriendlyAtheist: Hemant has recently switched to the new Patheos meta-site. I've noticed the shift in ad … [Read more...]

National Guard’s new religious ads: “(only some of) you are needed here”

Zachary Sneddon, a U.S. Navy Avionics Technician sent in this screen capture of a new National Guard online advertising campaign. Sneddon explains: "I took this screen capture while browsing; draw your attention to the banner ad to the right of the media window in this picture. It's a recruitment ad for the Army National Guard. The picture is of the torso of a man wearing fatigues with captain's bars and carrying a bible in his hand, one of the ubiquitous Christian "HOLY BIBLE" generic … [Read more...]