“Bow your fucking head down, recruit. Pray with the rest of us!”

Back in December I wrote about a fierce young Marine Corps recruit who was told that she couldn’t have “ATHEIST” on her records and dogtags. I gave her some advice; she fought back, and won. She recently graduated from Boot Camp in top form. She had a blast despite the USMC’s grueling 13 week training. [Read More...]

How to fight back against mandatory prayer and win

Bookmark this one. This letter accidentally became the best walk-through on how to fight back against those mandatory ceremony prayers. For 17 years, every military graduation ceremony I’ve been to has had an invocation and/or benediction.  This includes schools like: Basic, AIT, PLDC, BNCOC… and BNCOC at Ft. Eustis specifically named Jesus.  I’m an instructor [Read More...]

Chaplain: “If you don’t fear god, you will live your life in a terrible way”

The New Foxhole Atheists are starting strong! Just hours ago I posted about an Air Force NCO who refuses to bow her head for Jesus. Shortly thereafter, that post generated a reply from a brand new foxhole atheist – fresh out of boot camp (congrats!) In Army Boot Camp at Ft. Jackson this spring, the [Read More...]

Air Force atheist refuses to bow her head for Jesus

This message made me extremely happy. So many of us are ordered to stand and bow our heads for Jesus on a disturbingly frequent basis. I’m glad that there are so many of us that are this feisty. NAME/RANK/DUTY LOCATION WITHHELD The topic of prayer or invocations during official military functions has always been a touchy [Read More...]

Dean of Students at Baptist Seminary advises a FAKE chaplain

Russell Moore is the Dean of Students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Last week, he published an Op-ed in the Christian Post – featuring his reply to ‘A Confused Chaplain’. Dear Dr. Moore, I’m a committed evangelical Christian, and also a chaplain with responsibility for people from all sorts of religious backgrounds. I am [Read More...]

Nightly ‘non-sectarian’ prayer aboard USS Abraham Lincoln in Hebrew?

I’ve been screaming that there is no such thing as ‘non-sectarian’ prayer for years. There is no universal method of prayer, and many religions don’t even have such a thing. Still, the conventional wisdom in the military is that as long as you don’t say “Jesus” it’s somehow legal for them to pray at you [Read More...]


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