This is a before and after shot documenting the rapid changes the commanders at Travis Air Force Base are implementing. I made Dan Rawlings’ quite legitimate ‘Let there be light…’ complaint public on Wednesday morning. The picture at the bottom represents Wednesday night.
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at every step.
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(Tuesday night on Top; Wednesday night on Bottom)
American Atheists just donated the sign to Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings last week. It was rejected, and for deceitful reasons. When that failed to silence the media attention, they reversed their decision (the next day!) Since then, the atheist sign has been censored, vandalized twice, and had its bright lights confiscated.
I want to point out that the lit tree is not part of the series of displays, so please spare the obvious comment. And to those who are new to the story, only a week ago there was no atheist sign at all.
We kept fighting and winning. However, the situation continues to worsen at Fort Campbell Kentucky, where atheists are not permitted to wish you a safe holiday season. Also, you can probably see the Kentucky nativity from outer space.
This is yet another reminder to all the fledgling startup atheist groups on military bases… stick to your guns. Things can change, sometimes very fast.
Festival Reminder: Service Members, veterans, and civilians should start planning their trips to the first atheist festival on a military base. This thing is going to be massive, and it’s coming up soon – March 31st, 2012 @ Fort Bragg, NC.
Richard Dawkins is the keynote speaker, but there are many others including great music and children’s activities from Camp Quest. Dawkins tends to max out the capacity wherever he goes, but the large outdoor venue at Fort Bragg will not have this problem. Did I mention it’s free?