Soldiers forced to attend candlelight prayer for suicide prevention

Approximately 800 U.S. soldiers were ordered to participate in a candlelight prayer ceremony, and ‘spiritual fitness’ training for a recent suicide prevention campaign. The soldiers are assigned to Fort Sam Houston's 264th Medical Battalion, responsible for training soldiers in their medical career after graduating boot camp. It happened last Wednesday (Sep. 26th) and was documented by Victoria Gettman, an instructor at the schoolhouse. She is a fellow foxhole atheist, and among the … [Read more...]

Marine Corps: How to get into heaven no matter how many sins are committed

David Silverman, President of American Atheists, forwarded this to me. People need to read this. I wish to detail my experiences over the past 10 years of consistent and continual harassment and religious indoctrination thoughout my military career. In June of 2001, I left for recruit training at MCRD San Diego. During recruit training, church attendance at the time was mandatory. Any church would do and therefore I attended all of them I think. I resented heavily being preached at, but one … [Read more...]

In 1971 Fort Bragg had a mandatory ‘born again’ day

***Guest post from John Kieffer who was with the 2nd Psyops Group with the JFK Center for Special Warfare.*** I'm wondering if there is anyone who may remember this ... In 1971 I was stationed at Ft Bragg and had to attend a mandatory hour long 'fire and brimstone' evangelical Christian sermon by a 4 Star General at the Main Base Chapel. All commissioned officers stationed at Ft Bragg, from the 18th Corps commander (3 star general) down to each and every 2LT (I was a captain), were … [Read more...]


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