Secular Reenlistment

U.S. Air Force allows atheist Airman to reenlist using a secular affirmation that does not include the phrase "so help me God."

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Secular Reenlistment

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Don't Say the Pledge

Our national campaign to encourage people to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance until the phrase “under God” is removed from it.

Sit Out The Pledge

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Humanist Magazine

Check out the September/October issue of the Humanist magazine - on newsstands and online now!

Humanist Magazine

Sept./Oct. 2014

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