FFRF takes “atheists in foxholes” ad in USA Today’s Year in Defense edition

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a state/church watchdog which is the nation’s largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics), has a full-page ad geared at “atheists in foxholes” in the 2015 USA Today Department of Defense Special Edition Commemorative Publication.

“You are not alone,” the FFRF ad advises. “There are atheists in foxholes.” The ad notes that almost a quarter of the U.S. military is not religious.

Citing a list of egregious entanglements between the military and religion — such as USAF’s mandatory religious oaths, ship-wide prayers in the Navy, chaplain proselytizing, "bible-peddling" by officers, and “spiritual fitness” testing — FFRF concludes: “You’ve been fighting for our secular Constitution and our freedom — let us fight for you.”

The stand-alone publication was released at the very end of December and is being distributed throughout the various Department of Defense and military commands including military bases nationwide, AAFES, NEXCOM and DECA central and regional offices, etc.

Read ad below. A digital version of the publication is also attached (see ad on Page 71).

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