Fighting for Equality for Non-Believers in the Military
The American military establishment has been known for its support of religion for years despite the principle of church-state separation, but individuals and groups fighting that promotion of religion have appeared in recent years. Speaking about his work with one of the groups, the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF), is Jason Torpy, the non-profit group's president. MAAF's mission is "to provide a supportive community for nontheistic service members, to educate military leaders about nontheism, and to resolve insensitive practices that illegally promote religion or unethically discriminate against nontheism."
Torpy, a West Point graduate, Iraq veteran, and former Army Captain, will talk about atheists in foxholes, humanists, and other nontheists serving in the military. He will discuss successes, the major obstacles to equality for nontheists, and the specific and simple changes that could be made but for powerful anti-atheist opposition at the highest levels of the military.
Admission is free.