Visual representation of atheists fighting for equality and winning

This is a before and after shot documenting the rapid changes the commanders at Travis Air Force Base are implementing. I made Dan Rawlings' quite legitimate 'Let there be light...' complaint public on Wednesday morning. The picture at the bottom represents Wednesday night. Click to embiggen. Foxhole atheists are demanding equality at every step. This year, we started winning. - (Tuesday night on Top; Wednesday night on Bottom) American Atheists just donated the sign to Staff … [Read more...]

Let there be light, and a lot more of it for baby Jesus

Fresh off of being vandalized, the officials at Travis Air Force Base secure the lighting for the atheist sign. Sounds good right? Well like many parts of the story, it's once again 2 steps forward, one step back. Progress, but seriously... what the hell? They took down his 120 watt bulb, and replaced it with a 40 watt bulb. Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings explains in an epic Facebook post. Click to embiggen Let there be light!! …. and a lot more for Baby Jesus. The wise men only … [Read more...]

Another military base, another Nativity Scene – this time in Kentucky.

Foxhole atheists are taking notice of the rapid changes made at Travis Air Force Base nativity scene, spearheaded by Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings. Fort Campbell needs to rapidly respond to the atheists that want to put up a holiday display there. Early reports are stating that this was put up today. This is an absolutely inappropriate place. This is nowhere near a chapel, which is still inappropriate if they refuse to support an atheist group. Travis AFB officials blocked the efforts of … [Read more...]

MASH Gets Monster Press Coverage, Foxhole Atheists Organize

Three months ago, I launched the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (MASH) with the help of a handful of really motivated Soldiers and civilians from the Fort Bragg secular community. This weekend was huge for us. We received an overwhelming level of publicity, and interest is snow-balling. Several major news organizations have been in contact with me over the last few weeks. The Associated Press ran an article on Friday that seems to be plastered everywhere! Update: 7 April 2011: … [Read more...]

Foxhole Atheists organize. MASH chapter sprouts in Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Some of you may remember the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists initiative that we launched a few weeks back. Here in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, it's been wildly successful. MASH Chapters are open to military members, spouses / family members, and civilians. Being an atheist in a military town is not always easy. Our goals include: getting officially recognized by the post chaplaincy, and meetings advertised on the master list of services along with the Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, … [Read more...]