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Arlington Cemetery Confirms Secular Policy

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Arlington Cemetery Confirms Secular Policy

At the end of July, foxhole atheist and WWII Pilot John Hormuth was interred in a humanist ceremony along with his wife at Arlington National Cemetery.  Unfortunately, an Arlington Lady provided verbal blessings and a written religious card officially on … Continue reading

Air Force Chief Institutes Stronger Controls on Command Religion

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Air Force Chief Institutes Stronger Controls on Command Religion

Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz has issued a new memorandum on “Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion.”  This new memorandum puts responsibility on the chaplains to maintain government neutrality.  There are also positive statements that better validate nontheistic … Continue reading

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Atheists in Foxholes News 6 Sept 2011

MAAF has selected 29 recent articles of interest in the areas of atheism & humanism in the military, society, and government, both in the US and internationally.  Stars & Stripes posted a feature and a secondary article highlighting MAAF’s outreach … Continue reading

City of Simi Valley prays for troops; disregards atheist service members

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City of Simi Valley prays for troops; disregards atheist service members

Update 9/7: The local VC Star has printed a letter to the editor based on the text below under the heading “disrespectful poster.” Stuart Bechman, atheist activist and prior President of Atheist Alliance International, has identified an action by the … Continue reading

Military atheists seek rights – Stars and Stripes

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Military atheists seek rights – Stars and Stripes

Stars & Stripes has featured MAAF and its members in a front page article - Military atheists seeking the rights and benefits offered to religious groups .  MAAF has provided follow-up and commentary here. The article talks about the struggles and success … Continue reading