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Air Force to remove requirement for hotel Bibles

Air Force to remove requirement for hotel Bibles

In early February, a cockpit atheist in Kadena Airbase in Japan contacted MAAF to ask why there was a Bible posted in Air Force lodging. Because the Air Force is a government agency, there should be neutrality toward religion rather … 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

98% Christian military chaplaincy reinforces barriers to diversity

98% Christian military chaplaincy reinforces barriers to diversity

The military chaplaincy has a diversity problem and it just got worse. The chaplaincy is currently 98% Christian, 90% Protestant, and 66% “evangelistic” Christian (the denominations that may engage in a more political expression of their religion). The same denominations … Continue reading

Humanist literature now available for new enlistees

Humanist literature now available for new enlistees

New enlistees are exposed to an imposing new culture as they enter the military. For decades, the Gideons have been treating them to a good Christian introduction. Good for the Gideons for taking care of their people. For the first … Continue reading

New veterans cross is perfectly legal

New veterans cross is perfectly legal

Don Vierstra didn’t like the objections MAAF has made to a large Christian cross posted at Camp Pendleton. Vierstra and some friends installed the 17-foot-tall white wooden cross on land he owns on the west side of Interstate 15 in … Continue reading