Another military base hires civilians to proselytize to children

Chris Rodda has a great post about what is going on at Joint Base Elmendorf-RichardsonJoint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska (a base that has been on MRFF’s radar for quite a while) is really ramping up the fundamentalist activities this fall, heavily pushing the “convert everybody” meme.The article on the Elmendorf-Richardson website begins:When Jesus gave his apostles their final orders in Matthew 28:18-20, he didn’t tell them to make converts who would dedicate an hour of their live … [Read more...]

When foxhole atheists find each other, they organize

Sergeant Joshua Gould is a foxhole atheist stationed at Fort Bragg. He wrote to me with two important questions, so I'm breaking them into two posts.Do you have some sort of club?So I have been reading your blog for a while and I went to the Rock Beyond Belief a few months ago. I have been lucky in my Army career and have always been open with my beliefs and have never dealt with any persecution of any kind. Well, aside from the strongly religious folks who get upset when discussions come … [Read more...]

Look! I’m in the July / August 2012 issue of Playboy Magazine

Sort of... Well, my activism is in the new issue of Playboy, anyway.Neat! It may appear on slightly different pages, regionally. Perhaps not at all internationally.Cliche 'I read the articles' jokes aside, I've really seen some interesting articles in the pages of that mag. Shit, I even discovered Peter Max's artwork through Playboy. There seriously is some high-brow stuff in there, for those who never looked.Personally, I don't find the so-called 'bombshell look' all that … [Read more...]

DoD’s top chaplains finally discussed letting atheists meet on post

After years of trying to get the military to formally recognize and support atheist groups equally, an answer may be forthcoming. It's a no-brainer from a legal standpoint. Establishment Clause, EEO, Limited Public Forum... pick your poison. Unfortunately, it really could go either way - potentially begging a massive lawsuit.I have it on good authority that after over a year of stalling, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board finally discussed the issue. It's still not even clear if they've made a … [Read more...]

An Atheist’s Speech for Christians (Todd Stiefel at Fort Bragg)

Todd Stiefel is an influential philanthropist who funds an astounding number of innovative atheist upstart projects. He also has decades of business experience, giving him that rare quality-control that our movement needs. We're forever in debt to him for giving us a chance at the first Rock Beyond Belief.Todd is also an excellent public speaker, and was right at home on our stage. He took the opportunity to direct his speech towards Christians.An atheist's speech for … [Read more...]

Protest the Fort Bragg area pastor who says “punch your gay child”

I'm going to church on Sunday. This church:Priscilla, the new leader of the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists at Fort Bragg (MASH Fort Bragg) secured a permit for all of us to protest outside this awful man's church. Several religious groups are on board. I think the local Humanist organization, CNCAH is bringing out their members too.This protest is one of those unified fronts that hard-liner atheists like me secretly love to participate in. This is simply social … [Read more...]

Army unit says only religious troops get out of work Friday morning

This flyer just went up on the Facebook page for the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne... (or simply 2-508 PIR). They are stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.----EDIT:***IMPORTANT UPDATE******IMPORTANT UPDATE 2 - They 'fixed' it and reposted it... with a wall of text rant aimed at me. Can't respond their because I'm banned. ***----After I asked around, it seems that there is no 'time away from work' opportunity for the … [Read more...]

Goodnight, MASH Fort Bragg

www.youtube.com/embed/AI8NuFAETMQ?I am so proud of all of you. Thanks for sticking in there and being the example to all the other MASH groups that are sprouting up. It's up to you now. I'm leaving - I'm a recruiter now - hooray!Effective immediately, I'm quitting this group. I love you all (in god's gay way) and I wish nothing but the best for the new leadership. You should all stay active in this group and participate to your fullest. You've got something special here, please keep it … [Read more...]


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