Air Force censors the atheist holiday display

Air Force officials have at Travis AFB are at it again, but probably not in the way you'd expect. Take a look.This sign was at first banned by the chaplaincy. Then the media and legal attention made them reverse their decision a few days later. Now they want the (already printed) sign to be changed - once again moving the goalpost.They correctly assume that this thing will be in many newspapers, as the brave local atheist Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings champions it. They must surely be … [Read more...]

Air Force changes mind, atheist holiday display now welcome at Travis AFB

This display will be going up as early as tomorrow morning at Travis Air Force Base, courtesy of American Atheists.Rawlings says the artwork including images of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is playful. Civilians will probably miss out on the real in-joke here. The entire military has inescapable and seemingly endless 'safety briefings'. It was pretty hilarious when Travis AFB officials seemed to side against 'safety' at first.As a tradition, every squadron on Travis AFB submits a Ho … [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...]


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