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...]

Our Friends at Triangle Freethought Society Launch Massive Billboard Campaign

The Triangle Freethought Society is a perfect example of a secular community doing their part to normalize non-belief in America.Perhaps I'm a little biased, because half of their upper echelon joined our event staff. That happened in October, when very few people took us seriously.Our own local secular community, the Fort Bragg chapter of the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (M*A*S*H) wants to emulate and maybe even piggy-back off the Triangle Freethought Society (TFS). TFS is just … [Read more...]

Demand equal treatment for the Army’s non-religious Soldiers

After last week's hey-maker from Fort Bragg, we were devastated. It was shocking to learn that our festival had been crippled with last-minute restrictions that forced us to shut down.Now it's time to fight back.Please help us stand up to the discrimination facing the non-religious military community. That was the whole point of our festival, and Fort Bragg just took a giant step backwards by reinforcing existing prejudices. They legitimized the proselytizing efforts of the Evangelical … [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...]

Humanist Hour interview with ‘foxhole atheist’ Justin Griffith

The American Humanist Association's monthly podcast, the Humanist Hour, interviewed me about Rock Beyond Belief, Spiritual Fitness, and the Soldier Fitness Tracker. Jes Constantine has been running the show for many years, and is now joined by Todd Stiefel, of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation as co-host. We had a great time, and the masterful editing by Jes greatly enhanced the flow. Music from our artists are intertwined effortlessly while somehow remaining contextually relevant to the … [Read more...]

MASH : Official Meetup for Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (Civilians Too)

Military Atheists & Secular Humanists Fort Bragg, NC M*A*S*HMASH is a meetup group launched a few days ago by my wife, Tianna, with the help of some of the most influential local non-theists. We are hopeful that with the recent positive exposure that our issues and groups have been getting, that a lot more soldiers, spouses, and military-town workers will come forward in the spirit of Richard Dawkins' Out Campaign.If you live anywhere near Fort Bragg, please join up! (It's 100% free.) … [Read more...]


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