Operation: Human Shield – chaplain combat training photos

Chaplains from the California Army National Guard posted some pictures from 'combat training' on their Facebook page.For those unfamiliar, chaplains in the US Military are non-combatants and do not carry a weapon. Each chaplain has a 'chaplain's assistant', who may protect them in combat. However, modern chaplains are specifically ordered to stay off the front lines.'Leapfrogging'? More like, 'Frogger'It is definitely important to run towards cover / concealment. But chaplains are … [Read more...]

Foxhole atheist Justin Griffith’s first speech

Last year I was invited to speak at several national conferences, but could not attend a single one because I was deployed. I gave this speech in Fort Lauderdale Florida last month, at the FLASH / American Atheists regional meetup. It was my first official public speaking engagement.http://www.youtube.com/embed/9ryGnr7nKtY?I had to follow a pretty awesome talk from my boss, Dave Silverman. To my relief, there was plenty of applause and laughter in all the right places.A fellow … [Read more...]

My first act as Military Director of American Atheists

This is a big announcement for me. SGT Justin Griffith appointed as American Atheists’ Military DirectorAmerican Atheists is pleased to announce the appointment of Army Sergeant Justin Griffith as American Atheists’ Military Director.  Sergeant Griffith replaces First Sergeant (Retired) Kathleen Johnson, who stepped down in order to focus on her duties as American Atheists’ Vice President.  SGT Griffith is the founder of the Military Atheists and Secular Humanists (MASH) at Fort Bragg, NC and i … [Read more...]


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