AHA News |  

He wants to be the Navy's first humanist chaplain

Jason Heap grew up in Texas among Baptists and Lutherans. He earned a master's from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.

Now, at age 38, Heap wants to be a U.S. Navy chaplain. But Heap is a humanist who doesn't believe in God, and the U.S. military has never sanctioned a humanist chaplain. Nor has the Navy acted on Heap's application, filed last month, to become its first approved humanist chaplain.

.
.
.

"Thousands of our men and women in the services have their own life stories and issues they wish to speak to a chaplain about, but are unable to ... because they do not have access to a nontheist chaplain," Heap wrote in an open letter to the American Humanist Assn.

To read the rest of this LA Times article, click here.

 

American Humanist Association

The Openly Secular Project has launched! Its mission is to eliminate discriminat...

12 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Friday Everyone! Find more humor at: http://goo.gl/vMqskv

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

This is a great info-graphic explaining the nature of morality. For more inform...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA's Merrill Miller will be at the 2014 Religion Newswriters Association Confer...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Apparently it is impossible to fly an airplane without believing in God. Do you...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

We're looking for a web developer to implement design improvements to our Darwin...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

Who will be at Apostacon this weekend? From Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st,...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

The American Humanist Association joined with 35 groups recently in supporting R...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

Fox News and The Kelly File cover the United States Air Force's decision to reve...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

VICTORY! In response to the demand of the AHA, with help from the Military Asso...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

What do kids say about God? Some in this group say he creates apples, is kinda l...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

The battle continues for Texas atheist group, the Metroplex Atheists Rowlett. Th...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Satanic Temple decides to join in the fun when a Florida judge ruled in favo...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

The behavior of Ray Rice is not just one single occurrence that needs to be reme...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

What is your opinion on using crowd-funding to raise money for an abortion? Ge...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Is America's Army becoming God's Army? From bible distribution to requiring the...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Monica Miller, attorney for AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, appeared live...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Communications Associate, Merrill Miller, reports on the variety of reactions we...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Already, many students have taken a stand by sitting out the Pledge of Allegianc...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller had harsh words for the AHA this week in covering...

8 days ago