American Atheists new Military Director

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American Atheists American Atheists, the "Marines of Freethought", this weekend hired a new Military Director to help ensure that no egregious religious violations conducted by the Department of Defense maintain a status quo for religious inequality in the armed forces. Rock Beyond Belief wants to congratulate American Atheists on filling this much needed position. Many times atheists serving in the military are overlooked by the vast civilian populace and it's a comfort knowing that there is … [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...]

I just missed the last chance to dance. How about you?

The Secular Student Alliance is the best 'chaptering' organization in our movement... by an extremely wide margin. The number of active chapters eclipses any other organization. Their numbers still continue to grow, and they even have groups at military academies, such as West Point. When I started the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (MASH) movement in January of 2011, I was directly reading from their playbook. I think it's important to have at least one formal group for … [Read more...]

Some little girls grow up to dig holes. Get over it.

Fort Bragg area pastor Sean Harris said that we should punch our kids if they 'act gay'. Referring to effeminate boys he said, "Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do." This is a brilliant sign featuring the daughter of Priscilla Parker, the new leader of MASH Fort Bragg (Military Atheists & Secular Humanists). It's funny and cute way to say - who cares if their daughter is a lesbian ('digs holes')?   Priscilla has … [Read more...]

Child abuse advocate – Pastor Sean Harris – is full of shit

By now you've probably heard about Pastor Sean Harris endorsing violence against children who demonstrate homosexual behavior. He lives here right outside of Fort Bragg. He's a retired Sergeant Major - but don't let that influence you, he's batshit crazy. He's gotten in shouting matches with our atheist group members that stretched on and on for hours - in public. He's an intolerant bigot that many Christian groups are now rushing to help us put in his place. The upcoming MASH Fort Bragg's … [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...]

Anti-gay marriage legislation directly affects straight couples

On September 20, 2011 Don't Ask, Don't Tell was officially repealed. This was a huge victory for all the soldiers, organizations, politicians, and citizens that put their time and effort into combating DADT. Obviously, the LGBT rights issue is far from settled in the military. But here at Fort Bragg, N.C. we've got a special kind of hate and coming from the state legislature. And you can help! The Stiefel Freethought Foundation has a new campaign – combating North Carolina’s … [Read more...]

Really, Fort Bragg…Salvation Army is okay, but not atheists?

When Fort Bragg denied our plan to collect canned food at the recent Rock Beyond Belief festival, the news went viral, and was even front-paged at reddit. If you haven't read it already, you really should take a look at that article. I broke down the regulations that their lawyers were 'creatively interpreting' in their pro-starvation policy. But look what just popped up in my email box. That's right... Fort Bragg says it's okay for the controversial and discriminatory Salvation … [Read more...]


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