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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

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

Didn’t Southern Baptists Just Resign as Military Chaplains?

Didn’t Southern Baptists Just Resign as Military Chaplains?

While Southern Baptists did not directly withdraw from chaplaincy, their recent policy letter essentially reads that their chaplains are now prohibited from performing many of their official military duties. The North American Mission Board, the endorsing agency for the Southern Baptist … 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