Army Approves “Humanist” as Religious Preference

At Religion News Service, Adelle M. Banks reports that the Army has now recognized humanism as a belief system in the U.S. military. This move makes it easier for humanists to organize within the ranks and possibly opens the door to introducing humanist chaplains. “This is a big victory,” said Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. “This is one part, and the easiest part, of a very long list of other reforms that have to happen before we have equality, not just belief or no belief but theistic belief and nontheistic belief like ours.”

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