Fox News bears false witness about the Camp Pendleton cross

The Camp Pendleton cross was simply illegal, and the Marine Corps quickly did the right thing and had it removed requested a legal review. (There is an almost identical story where a cross was indeed removed at Camp Marmal very recently. I wonder how that legal review is going to turn out at Camp Pendleton... come on leadership - get ahead of this. Take this cross down too.) Existing and long-standing military regulations specifically ban this. No atheists 'sued'. A mistake was corrected and … [Read more...]

Camp Pendleton cross was *illegal*, predictably Fox News freaked out

American Atheists Vice President (and former Military Director / my mentor!) Kathleen Johnson¬†handled the situation perfectly.¬†Which is almost certainly why they ended the segment soon after she was given a turn to speak. http://www.youtube.com/embed/RbVepqLTOxU? FACT: Camp Pendleton is not in Afghanistan. Camp Pendleton is near San Diego. All chapels have complied with the concept of neutralizing / sanitizing the area after every religious ceremony to provide real neutrality... … [Read more...]