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Military chaplaincy faces choice of mission or anti-gay toleration

Military chaplaincy faces choice of mission or anti-gay toleration

Update 3/26: SDA Guidance, Update 10/31: Texas Baptist Guidance and August DoD Guidance, Update 10/2: Disciples of Christ guidance, Update 9/19: Catholic Guidance, see below for details. The military chaplaincy faces a clear threat as more chaplain endorsers come out … Continue reading

Interfaith leaders support humanist chaplaincy

Interfaith leaders support humanist chaplaincy

Jason Heap, a Humanist Celebrant with Masters degrees from Brite Divinity school and Oxford Theology, has applied to be a humanist chaplain. Some Christians have decided to treat his application as a threat, denouncing the idea as an ‘oxymoron’ and ‘contradiction … Continue reading

Humanist Alternatives to Church at Air Force Basic Training

Humanist Alternatives to Church at Air Force Basic Training

In a major step forward for humanist support, alternatives to church have been provided to humanists at Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base. Victoria Gettman, Debbie Bienen, and the Freethinkers Association of Central Texas have stepped forward … Continue reading

Wansink Veteran Prayer Study Illuminates Foxhole Atheists

Wansink Veteran Prayer Study Illuminates Foxhole Atheists

Two brothers, Drs Brian and Craig Wansink have self-funded and directed a study of responses to combat stress in and after military service. The study was published in the independent Journal of Religion and Health. The interim media coverage showed … Continue reading

Veterans Administration Hammers Through Barriers to Diversity

Veterans Administration Hammers Through Barriers to Diversity

The Veterans Administration, in its list of authorized emblems for its headstones, has been a pioneer in recognizing diverse beliefs. They have recently added the Hammer of Thor, named Mjölnir (Crusher), to accommodate the wishes of sincere devotees of pagan … Continue reading