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Navy Approves Atheist Lay Leader

Navy Approves Atheist Lay Leader

In a great leap forward for diversity of belief, commanders on the USS Makin Island have approved an Atheist Lay Leader. Chief Petty Officer Martin Healey completed lay leader training, got assistance and an endorsement by way of Paul Loebe of American … Continue reading

Remembering SMSgt Fred Green

Remembering SMSgt Fred Green

We are sad to announce the death of Fred Green, one of the original MAAF members and one of my own inspirations to activism. We met first in 1999 or 2000 when he was with Washington Area Secular Humanists. I … Continue reading

VFW and Alabama Town Leave Foxhole Atheists Behind

VFW and Alabama Town Leave Foxhole Atheists Behind

Adding to a long history of promoting Christianity under the guise of supporting veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans organizations have funded and promoted a monument to “The Glory of God” in Baldwin County, Alabama. Courageous activist … Continue reading

Lemoore, Buehring Troops: Fear God, Accept Creationism

Lemoore, Buehring Troops: Fear God, Accept Creationism

There is a long way to go for acceptance of nontheists in the military, and the overriding influence of Christianity is doing nothing to help. Two troubling reports exemplify the problem. In both cases, leaders seem baffled as to what the … Continue reading

VICTORY: MAAF-AHA partnership ends mandatory Air Force religious oath

VICTORY: MAAF-AHA partnership ends mandatory Air Force religious oath

Air Force officials have relented, after pressure from everyone, military and civilian, atheist and theist, and reinstated the secular affirmation option. Thanks to the American Humanist Association in particular and also to support from the Center For Inquiry, Freedom From Religion … Continue reading

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