Nervous atheist military family “Will Fort Bragg ‘lose’ my housing application?”

Jennifer Andrews is a military spouse who recently moved to Fort Bragg with her husband Brian. She wrote to me about their experiences getting settled in, and it's quite unsettling. I grew up in the Buffalo area in NY and lived there my entire life, until I married my husband and relocated to Ft Bragg. My first experience with the locals here was at the housing office on post, trying to move into government housing. On our way out the door, the woman asked us if we'd found a church yet. We … [Read more...]

Visual representation of atheists fighting for equality and winning

This is a before and after shot documenting the rapid changes the commanders at Travis Air Force Base are implementing. I made Dan Rawlings' quite legitimate 'Let there be light...' complaint public on Wednesday morning. The picture at the bottom represents Wednesday night. Click to embiggen. Foxhole atheists are demanding equality at every step. This year, we started winning. - (Tuesday night on Top; Wednesday night on Bottom) American Atheists just donated the sign to Staff … [Read more...]

Agnostic from Travis Air Force Base hates mockery, can’t spell ‘atheist’

The sign says "Have a safe holiday season". But you'd think it said "I toss Christians into the Sun", judging from the butt hurt coming out of this self identified 'agnostic' also stationed at Travis AFB (verified) who hated the signs. "I think it’s more than a bit funny that you **NEED** christianity in order to define your faith (and yes, atheism is a faith). Nothing more than an asterisk on the end of Christianity. What’s the point? I am an agnostic…you’re all dumb. Should have … [Read more...]

Travis Air Force Base now ensures uniformed lighting for holiday displays

American Atheists donated the twice-vandalized holiday sign to Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings and the atheists at Travis MASH. The sign simply says "Have a safe holiday season - from the atheists at Travis MASH". Rawlings remained in constant contact with me and described each step of his wildly successful efforts for equality. As we mentioned earlier, one of the remaining disparities was the lighting for the different displays. The Nativity Scene was permitted much more lighting than anyone … [Read more...]

Let there be light, and a lot more of it for baby Jesus

Fresh off of being vandalized, the officials at Travis Air Force Base secure the lighting for the atheist sign. Sounds good right? Well like many parts of the story, it's once again 2 steps forward, one step back. Progress, but seriously... what the hell? They took down his 120 watt bulb, and replaced it with a 40 watt bulb. Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings explains in an epic Facebook post. Click to embiggen Let there be light!! …. and a lot more for Baby Jesus. The wise men only … [Read more...]

Air Force’s Nativity Scene is now joined by the Flying Spaghetti Monster

This sign was finally put up by the atheists at Travis Air Force Base, donated by American Atheists. Click to embiggen Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings is brave enough to do this without anonymity. The fight has not been easy. This 'win' is still bittersweet, as the atheists responsible are still banned from meeting on post. Say for instance, near this sign. They even had to fight for a light similar to the Nativity Scene, for nocturnal illumination. The sign has already been … [Read more...]