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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Allow Atheists in Foxholes

In light of CDR Salamander here and here and the rest of the Blogosphere (e.g. Hugh Hewitt and Greyhawk) taking on the church state issue with the Air Force Academy, it thought it worthwhile to revisit this
ACLU Sues to Allow Atheists in Foxholes
The ACLU has brought suit to prevent military personnel from praying in foxholes or during other stressful times of combat. 'We're seeking to reverse the trend so long expressed as 'there are no atheists in foxholes,' said ACLU spokesperson, Ain Tigotta Klew. 'We think that all persons, regardless of their religious convictions, or lack thereof, should be welcome in foxholes or other fighting locations. We are also looking into allegations that prayer is being conducted by these government employees during their working day in clear violation of the policy of separation of church and state.'

When this reporter attempted to contact a Pentagon spokesman, an odd sound, somewhat like muffled laughter, prevented this reporter from hearing the military's initial reaction to this suit.The ACLU is fresh off a success in having the Pentagon to agree to cease any military sponsorship of Boy and Cub Scout troops or Packs...

Update: Well, the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) declares that there are already atheists in foxholes. And they resent those who say that there aren't. So there.

(as noted at the time, file under satire but it may simply have been "truth waiting to happen")

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