What could be better than a secular event on Fort Bragg? Two secular events on Fort Bragg, of course.
Everyone here should be familiar with the back story of the Rock the Fort evangelical events from the Billy Graham Evangelical Foundation, and all the protests that surrounded it. Immediately after the Rock the Fort event on Fort Bragg, a lot of people mentioned their desire to take LTG Helmick up on his offer to be willing and able to support any comparable events.
What’s in a name, anyways?
They were not alone. I had a similar idea, but I was glad to see some other locals wanted to join in. In fact nearly every major secular military organization responded with “Wow! We were about to organize the same thing! But we were going to call it ‘[various things]’
A member of the Cape Fear Atheists and Agnostics came up with the name, Ft Bragg Freedom Festival. Recently, the CFAA has expressed their desire to the rights of that name, and my team has quite promptly obliged. We know that they have already started on their own event and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Rock Beyond Belief
Anyway, our crew took a vote on the name, and Rock Beyond Belief was born. We have a lot of work on our hands and we really appreciate all of the wonderful support given to us from various secular foundations.
It’s been a tedious process cleaning up all those graphics and links, but I think all the bugs are just about squashed.