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...]

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...]

My all out War on Christmas was thwarted!

Every Christmas, I try to break down barriers on a face to face level. It's all about increasing respect, visibility, and acceptance of atheists in the military community. I'll always volunteer for the 24 hour staff-duty shift, that some poor bastard always gets stuck with. The staff duty job is assigned on a rotational basis, 365 days a year. The assignments are determined through a system that is about as fair as the command makes it (mine does a good job). Christians make up right … [Read more...]

Navy ship’s Christmas party fundraiser lead to the Navy’s “1st gay kiss” photo

Apparently, there is a tradition involving a raffle with an interesting prize: first person off the ship!  Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, an 'out' lesbian, won the raffle shortly before returning from 80 days at sea on Wednesday. (Brian J. Clark/The Virginian-Pilot/AP) This photograph captured an amazing moment at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, VA. No longer shackled by DADT, Gaeta enjoys a moving kiss with her girlfriend of two years, Petty … [Read more...]

Happy Xmas (Iraq War is Over)

President Obama came to Fort Bragg yesterday to announce the news. All of our troops are scheduled to arrive home before Christmas day. This is ahead of the previously planned December 31st 'final out' date. How does a foxhole atheist feel about this? The same as my religious brothers in arms - elated. Nothing could possibly be more appropriate than John Lennon's "Happy Xmas, (War is Over)" http://www.youtube.com/embed/yN4Uu0OlmTg? John Lennon, of course, was an atheist. His music, and … [Read more...]

Foxhole Atheist volunteers to take 24 hour duty on Christmas

In the U.S. Army, just about every unit has a headquarters of some sort. This headquarters must be manned at all times by at least two or more soldiers (depending on the building / unit). Typically, there is a rotating roster of soldiers that have to pull a 24 hour shift. Including Christmas Day. It just so happens that one of the more religious people in my unit, a devout Mormon with a large family, got selected for today's shift. As a former Christian, I really understand the importance of … [Read more...]