The bullies of baseball…

Even though it doesn't feel like it for most Americans, spring really is almost upon us, and with spring comes baseball.  Unfortunately in this country, you apparently can't attend a major league game (or even other kinds of games) without being forced to participate in a religious exercise or risk opening yourself up for harassment and worse. Here's how this particular bully pulpit works.  Usually around the 6th or 7th inning, the spectators are requested to stand for the playing or … [Read more...]

The Fog of War…

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Yep, here we are in the middle of December and as always, the War on Christmas is fully underway. Due to the efforts of those evil atheists and secularists and their attacks on Christianity, saying the words Merry Christmas is now illegal, which forced the great state of Texas to pass a state law guaranteeing a person's right to say Merry Christmas. What's that you say?  It's never actually been illegal to say Merry Christmas anywhere?  But what about that time I went shopping and the … [Read more...]

MRFF Congratulates Air Force on Removing Unconstitutional Sectarian Holiday Scene

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At  11:48 EST this morning I was alerted by MRFF clients of a nativity scene that had been placed aboard Shaw Air Force Base, next to Memorial Lake. This in and of itself is not a problem. However, it was not within the vicinity of any chapel and was not part of a scene designed to accommodate all religious preferences, or no preferences, aboard the base. It was very sectarian in nature and a direct violation of the US Constitution as well as a blatant violation of Air Force Instruction … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Delusions of Relevancy…

UPDATE (original report below) Todd Starnes has produced a followup report where, despite an inaccurate and intentionally misleading headline, he exhibits a temporary bit of sanity by reporting exactly what I stated in my original report.  Starnes admits that the Army did not categorize the AFA as a hate group and that the slideshow presentation was locally produced without input from official policy or higher leadership.  Read for yourself here: Pentagon admits Christian ministry is not … [Read more...]

Unfair and Unbalanced..

If Fox News, self-purported to be “fair and balanced” while not being either fair or balanced, didn’t have such a large viewership/readership, I’d give their journalistic efforts no credibility and lump them in with World Net Daily and the other nutty news sources infesting the internet and radio waves.  However, they do have viewers, listeners, and readers, which means there is an unfortunately large number of Americans who believe this network actually produces real news  and … [Read more...]

Another Marine Corps Controversy from the Same Unit that Believes Atheism is Cause for “risky behavior”

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Atheism in the Marines As a Marine who is also an atheist this matter is very concerning to me. After publishing about the Marines classifying atheism as a "risky behavior" a Marine from H&S Battalion in Quantico reached out to me with this: I saw your blog entry about H&S Battalion in Quantico.  That specific unit has the most fundamentalist leadership, but I specifically blame the influence of this crusty old Roman Catholic Priest that was the chaplain there (I dunno if he still is, … [Read more...]

Military Discrimination Against Christians??

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Fox News columnist Todd Starnes is at it again. Determined to see an anti-Christian bias in the military where none exists, he published this in a post from July 8th, 2013: There is a clear and present danger to religious liberty within the military, says a coalition of groups who believe the Obama Administration is pushing a secular, anti-religious culture on the nation's armed forces."Christians who choose to live out their faith find themselves incompatible with the secular view of … [Read more...]

Atheism Ruining Military Careers pt. 3 — Vindicated: USMA Officer Upholds Tradition of Christian Privileging in the Military

The West Point Cadet "Truth is generally the best vindication against slander." - Abraham Lincoln   Since my resignation from West Point, one of the most frequently asked questions sent my way has been whether or not I have any regrets. Certainly, I have spent a few minutes contemplating the potential alternative timelines that could have come to be if I had stayed. But, no, I do not regret my decision. Countless events, observations and conversations since then have left me … [Read more...]

Atheism Ruining Military Careers!? pt. 2

The fear is So many people have come to thank me for coming out as not only an atheist in the military but an activist as well. I’ve heard harrowing stories about how some people have had their careers completely sidelined due to the fact that they are atheists. I wanted to convey some of those stories now. When I am able and when those people are willing I will divulge that information. However, many of these people are still on active duty and afraid to come out. They fear retribution even … [Read more...]

Atheism Ruining Military Careers!? pt. 1

    This is going to be a 3 part series...so please stay tuned!    The fear is So many people have come to thank me for coming out as not only an atheist in the military but an activist as well. I've heard harrowing stories about how some people have had their careers completely sidelined due to the fact that they are atheists. I wanted to convey some of those stories now. When I am able and when those people are willing I will divulge that information. However, many … [Read more...]