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Air Force Mutes Prohibitions Against Proselytism

Air Force Mutes Prohibitions Against Proselytism

Update: Testimony by MAAF to Congressional hearing 11/19/2014 The new Air Force Instruction 1-1 is published with eliminations of the more inclusive regulations in the original publication. Language explicitly restricting commanders and chaplains from proselytizing has been removed. However, the language … Continue reading

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

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