Military Director of American Atheists wants the word spread
Soldiers forced to attend candlelight prayer for suicide preventionOctober 1, 2012 at 5:58 am Justin Griffith
Approximately 800 U.S. soldiers were ordered to participate in a candlelight prayer ceremony, and ‘spiritual fitness’ training for a recent suicide prevention campaign. The soldiers are assigned to Fort Sam Houston’s 264th Medical Battalion, responsible for training soldiers in their medical career after graduating boot camp.
It happened last Wednesday (Sep. 26th) and was documented by Victoria Gettman, an instructor at the schoolhouse. She is a fellow foxhole atheist, and among the bravest that have written to me for help. Gettman described her experience to me. She stressed that she did not speak on behalf of the DoD, though she is a Staff Sergeant in the US Army.
(The rest of the article can be found at the link. Debunks this bullshit about "There are no Atheists in foxholes" )
(Writer of the article is having a difficult time getting media to return phone calls about " Forced SPIRITUAL Fitness Training "and asks the word to be spread as far as possible. Also he had this to say about these people : :
Reporters at the local San Antonio Express did not return the messages I left with the intern that answers their phones. Perhaps you will have better luck.
San Antonio Express
Editor: Mike Leary
“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno