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Rep. Akin’s office joins evangelical leaders to fight DADT repeal

Rep. Akin’s office joins evangelical leaders to fight DADT repeal

A recent email from the office of Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) office lays out plans for the next battle in the implementation of the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. A House Armed Services Committee session on May 8th will … Continue reading

Playing Favorites: What beliefs should chaplains support?

Playing Favorites: What beliefs should chaplains support?

Today’s chaplaincy has been assigned care and counseling, free exercise, and establishment clause responsibilities far outside their faith-based roots.[1] The military chaplaincy, and to some extent the civilian chaplaincy, is faced with a more diverse laity than ever in the … Continue reading

Book Review: Rethinking Depression provides existentialist path to happiness

Book Review: Rethinking Depression provides existentialist path to happiness

The following is a review of an author and text of interest to MAAF readers. This is not an ad, but an objective review with no financial interest for MAAF. Rethinking Depression is a resource by a foxhole atheist that … Continue reading

Army allows for sectarian prayer at mandatory events

Army allows for sectarian prayer at mandatory events

Last month, MAAF received two reports of sectarian Christian prayer at mandatory military events. At Ft Campbell, a battalion chaplain was leading his unit in prayer during regular morning formations. At Ft Benning, at senior NCO reported mandatory graduation ceremonies … Continue reading

New Humanist Lay Leader joins others seeking chaplain support

New Humanist Lay Leader joins others seeking chaplain support

Army Reserve Captain Ryan Jean has submitted a lay leader application at Ft Meade, Maryland. With support from The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers and endorsement from the Humanist Society. If approved, this lay leader application will allow Ryan … Continue reading