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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

MAAF Gets the Guidestar Gold

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MAAF Gets the Guidestar Gold

The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency Washington, D.C. – The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold … 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

Secular groups take aim at mandatory military religion

Secular groups take aim at mandatory military religion

Atheists are in foxholes and always have been. Yet the Air Force has recently dug in to try to oust those who don’t fit new religious (read: Christian) requirements. In early August, a MAAF member, an Air Force NCO, reported … Continue reading

Modern SMART Recovery treatment supplanting AA 12-step

Modern SMART Recovery treatment supplanting AA 12-step

Prohibition ended in 1933, at least for alcohol. Now we have the War on Drugs which was started by Richard Nixon in 1971 as a response to high rates of heroin addiction among soldiers in Vietnam. During the 1980s, the war … Continue reading

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