Washington Times op-ed: “West Point is religious”

Shirley Husar at the Washington Times, wrote an attack piece against atheist West Point Cadet Blake Page. It veers into histrionics rather quickly: If the founders didn’t intend to require that cadets be Catholics or Baptists, they also clearly didn’t intend that they be atheists. Page therefore found himself in a system designed not to eliminate atheists, but still not intended to make them comfortable. The values with which the Academies want to instill cadets are not specifically … [Read more...]

Christian classmate didn’t see discrimination, so the cadet is lying

Atheist West Point cadet Blake Page has recently penned "Why I Don't Want to be a West Point Graduate" over at Huffington Post. It's powerful stuff, and has been picked up all over the place. CNN's Soledad O'Brien just interviewed Blake Page and Mikey Weinstein. Cadet Page's public stance inspired something amazing. Mikey Weinstein shared this letter with me, and Cadet Page gave me permission to share it. Mikey, I really need to share this with you. Something incredible happened … [Read more...]

West Point’s dangerous medieval Christian Crusader imagery

This is another one of those times that foxhole atheists need you to speak for them. West Point cadet, Blake Page has shunned anonymity. It was a moot offer on my behalf anyway, he already sent this up his chain of command, and they remain silent. Though he does not speak on behalf of the US Army or the DoD, he's absolutely correct - this is not only illegal, it's simply dangerous. *West Point Cadet - Blake Page writes:* Bottom Line Up Front: The 3rd Regiment Shield and motto are currently … [Read more...]