11/21/2011

Atheist Group To Marines: Cross Erected To Commemorate Fallen Soldiers "Simply Isn't Appropriate"

Posted by Brian


ATHEISTS DEMAND MARINES REMOVE CROSS COMMEMORATING FALLEN U.S. SOLDIERS

An atheist group is clashing with U.S. marines at Camp Pendleton in California. The group, the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF), is demanding that a cross that was put up on the base to commemorate fallen soldiers be removed.
In recent months, the MAAF has made a splash by taking on Christian themes in the military and championing atheism in the U.S. Armed Forces. Led by Jason Torpy, who was a West Point graduate and who fought in Iraq, the group seems to be following along the same somewhat antagonistic path as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, among other “freethinking” groups.
Read More at The Blaze

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