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Memorial: Captain Jeff Lucas

Memorial: Captain Jeff Lucas

Jeff Lucas and family. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations in memorium to Freethinkers of Colorado Springs. It is with sadness that MAAF marks the death of Jeff Lucas, who, for decades, advocated for and supported the atheists, humanists, … Continue reading

White House Addresses Military Spiritual Fitness Training

White House Addresses Military Spiritual Fitness Training

The US military has a real problem with mental health and suicides. The military is addressing these issues with hotlines, training, and a wide array of professional mental health training to not just address issues but to change culture. A … Continue reading

Chelsea Manning and Transgender Service

Chelsea Manning and Transgender Service

Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, wants to transition from biologically male to female. It has been generally understood or at least suspected that Bradley identifies as a woman. Some are skeptical, but let us assume this is a sincere request … Continue reading

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

Humanist Society offers free weddings to same-gender couples

Humanist Society offers free weddings to same-gender couples

The Humanist Society is providing for free wedding services for same-gender military personnel. MAAF and the Society work together closely, with MAAF assisting Society-endorsed lay leaders, celebrants, and chaplains to find recognition within Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs settings. … Continue reading