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DADT Ends – Celebrate Open Service for All

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DADT Ends – Celebrate Open Service for All

The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers applauds the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the ongoing implementation of that repeal.  MAAF has always supported open service and called out the exclusively sectarian biases keeping gays out.  Presidential, … Continue reading

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