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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 29 2011

Air Force Academy Was Against Chief Of Staff’s Religious Neutrality Edict Before It Was For It

As late as three days ago, September 26, the leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy was still unwilling to distribute a watershed memorandum issued by Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz on “Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion.” Coming on the heels of the recent revelation by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) …

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Sep 24 2011

Air Force Academy Apparently Finds Wild Cow Milking More Important Than Religious Freedom

So, what do you think happens when the Chief of Staff of the Air Force issues an important memorandum to the whole Air Force? If you guessed that it gets distributed to the whole Air Force, you would, of course, be correct. And that’s exactly what happened earlier this month when General Norton Schwartz, the …

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Sep 21 2011

I Want David Barton To Sue ME!

As a number of other blogs have reported, David Barton has filed a defamation lawsuit against Judy Jennings and Rebecca Bell-Metereau, two former candidates for the Texas State Board of Education back in 2010, and a writer named W.S. Smith, who wrote an article on examiner.com titled “Exposing David Barton,” also back in 2010. Barton …

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Sep 19 2011

The Other (Far More Important) Book On Sarah Palin

The Kindle version of Leah Burton’s new book, God, Guns and Greed: A Dangerous Path For America, is now available. (The print version isn’t listed yet, but I’ll update as soon as it is.) Unlike Joe McGinniss, whose much publicized book on Sarah Palin is coming out tomorrow, Leah Burton didn’t have to move in …

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Sep 16 2011

A New Ending for an Old Spam Email

My friend Justin Griffith has added something to a new version of the old spam email about the atheist college professor and the Army vet student sent by God. For those who don’t know who Justin is, first of all, shame on you. You should know who Justin is. He’s a soldier with enormous balls …

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Sep 14 2011

Thank You General Schwartz For Finally Putting Your 4-Star Foot Down

Everybody’s heard the familiar cliché, “You can’t have freedom of religion without freedom from religion,” but what does that really mean? Well, in the battles waged by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to protect and defend the First Amendment rights of every member of our armed forces, it means that the military must stop …

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Sep 09 2011

An Old Book Review, Prompted by a New Article

This morning, I was reading an article, “Extreme Injury,” in the latest issue of the Boston Review, because the article mentions the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s recent success in getting the Air Force to pull the “Jesus Loves Nukes” part of its nuclear missile launch officer “ethics” training. Besides being an excellent article that I highly recommend that …

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Sep 08 2011

Texas Senator Demands That Air Force Answer to Him on Pulling of “Jesus Loves Nukes” Training

This summer, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) scored a big victory, getting the Air Force to review all of its so-called “ethics” training. This decision by Air Force leadership was made after thirty-one Air Force officers decided to take a stand against what some officers had nicknamed the “Jesus Loves Nukes speech,” part of …

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Sep 04 2011

So Many Fundies, So Little Time

Hey everybody. Since I haven’t posted any new posts here in a quite a few days, I felt like I should post something explaining why. For people familiar with my writing, you know that most of what I write, particularly the stuff about the Christian nationalist history revisionism, requires a lot of research. So, when …

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