Two star general does the Macarena

This is the highlight / blooper reel for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) [counter-intuitively shortened '1st TSC'.] This is where I have worked for 4 years. We just said goodbye to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dowd, and he will be missed. He was always trying to show the human side of being a general. Often, he'd go out of his way to interact with the enlisted ranks as much as possible. One of my soldiers, Specialist Kelsey Jeffers, created this video montage for his going away party. It was a … [Read more...]

Atheist soldier, one of many forced to do yard work for Catholics

I received a few complaints about soldiers stationed at Fort Gordon, GA being forced to clean up an off-post Catholic property during the duty day. One was from a fellow foxhole atheist. (NAME / RANK WITHHELD) Justin - Got a question. [WITHHELD], has been tasks with cleaning/landscaping etc, a Catholic Church. This so far is not optional. You are more versed in the legality of church and state. What I see is more of an issue of having a federal employee mandated to clean private … [Read more...]

Why American Atheists?

Accidents happen... When I first jumped into the fray of activism for the atheist community I had no idea that there was such a broad dynamic. I feel pretty lucky I stumbled into American Atheists. And I do mean stumbled. This whole ordeal came about for me by meandering into a situation where I had no idea what I was doing. My cousin(in-law?--W/E...not the important part), Britt, came out of the closet (or as some refer to it his "de-baptismal") near the end of last year and began … [Read more...]

Pastor Sean Harris interviewed by atheists!?!

The protest at Berean Baptist was well received by the community and surprisingly well covered by the media. Apparently something is coming on tonight on CNN's AC360 with Anderson Cooper. Initially, Sean Harris said that he would not be doing any interviews, but that the press was welcome to come inside to talk to the church members. I pleaded with their people to allow me to sit down with him, and they huddled. I told them that I did lots of interviews all day, and it was in their best … [Read more...]

PBS coverage of Rock Beyond Belief

Check it out! Rachel Medley's soundbites were triumphant and prescient - despite some setbacks RBB faced at getting the Golden Knights to agree to jump. I'm comfortable with my own comments, as well. I've been the victim of unethical editing before, and I'm glad to say this is not one of those times. My favorite part of the report comes from Richard Dawkins' speech. Indeed. To all of the people who thought our festival was offensive, please redirect your anger to the people who … [Read more...]

Two marriage proposals at the Fort Bragg atheist festival

Just before the camera started rolling, I started the set up: "The best part of any YouTube debate is always a Q & A session. It's a bit more intimate, and honest discussion starts happening. So let's get a mix-mic out there, for some Q & A" /www.youtube.com/embed/DJHajd68AMQ? Congratulations to the Riddlehoovers! That's enough Q & A. Dave Silverman then joined me on stage and we shared 'a moment'. A second marriage proposal almost happened! This footage comes from the … [Read more...]

I was trolled with Silverman, Dawkins, PZ Myers, thunderf00t

The Religious Antagonist was causing quite a stir at the AA Convention in Washington D.C. Everyone was talking about the guy who Richard Dawkins told to 'fuck off'. Nobody warned me, but I think I handled myself alright. www.youtube.com/embed/8H25ADf8I3I?rel=0 He cut out one thing from our conversation. I'm paraphrasing: Religious Antagonist: "Do atheists have bigger holes than foxes?" Justin Griffith: "Yes, because they tend to dig a little deeper if you know what I … [Read more...]

Worst picture of me ever… huh huh, huh huh, yeah.

So like, you see that building behind me? uhhhhhh.... huh huh, huh huh, uhhhhhh... like.... huh huh.... … [Read more...]

Sideburns should go back to 1860′s regulations

I'm just sayin'... I'm on leave. Lots of soldiers do embarrassing little cosmetic experiments when we can... because we can.  Mohawks, beards, etc. Our wives all roll their eyes, but, "YOU JUST DON'T GET IT!" works every time. (: Shaving them off tonight. My hair grows fast; that's only a week or so of intentional mutton chop growth. Bye bye identity crutches! I used to look like this before I joined the military: Identity Crutches RBB performer and atheist anti-folk … [Read more...]

The parachute team is *not* atheist and they are forced to perform

Justice has prevailed with one of the last big-ticket "equal levels of support" to secure. The prestigious Golden Knights are working on a way to do a demonstration jump at our event, just as they had at the Christian event - including at least one atheist. There obviously was a lot of back and forth over the past year to secure this. 2 other teams turned us down, for frivolous and or very 'convenient' reasons. We appreciate the GK commanders who came through for us, and we understand that … [Read more...]