Foxhole atheists need you at Fort Bragg, NC today!

BRB, changing the world. Please come to the Main Post Parade Field today for the groundbreaking Rock Beyond Belief festival. It's the first time we bypass the chaplaincy's ban on atheists meeting on post. We still have years to go to fix that problem, so please stand with us while we have this crazy opportunity. Foxhole atheists are fighting for your rights, please return the favor. Simply show up. The rain should pass by the time our event kicks off, but please feel free to bring … [Read more...]

FastSigns initially refused to print THIS atheist sign!?

A local FastSigns store refused to print this sign: Yeah. Nothing in there attacking religion at all. It's simply 'atheist'. That one word. What the hell? They eventually changed their minds, after my team member fired off an angry response to this: From: FASTSIGNS 243 Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:04 AM Subject: MASH banner Thank you for contacting us regarding your banner needs for your upcoming event. Its certainly something we could do for you. I was not aware that we … [Read more...]

Vet drives to Bragg after his court hearing, arrested for atheist activism

I've previously posted about the strange proselytism that John Kieffer endured at Fort Bragg in the 1970's. Mandatory 'born again' day, he called it. Sounds familiar. Well, John is driving back up to Fort Bragg for Saturday's groundbreaking atheist festival. But he has one thing to do before he can be on his way. He has to go to court on Friday for another hearing for... not praying at a Polk County, FL school board meeting. Atheist of Florida President John Kieffer was arrested on … [Read more...]

Christians should eat free food with Fort Bragg atheists on Saturday

Todd Stiefel takes an unconventional approach to philanthropy. He put up the $50,000 at American Atheists that made our festival possible via his Stiefel Freethought Foundation.That represents 100% of the funding. Last week, we were discussing ways to soften the blow that many Christians feel we are inflicting. We're not attacking them at all, but it's been portrayed as such by many prominent religious leaders (including Chaplains). Todd mentioned that his wife was a Christian, and that he's … [Read more...]

This map of our festival’s layout is freaking certain people out

Can you spot who? Hint: it's the 'building' that looks like Macaulay Culkin. Jason Torpy from MAAF just sent me this. I laughed like a bastard. He said it was in response to the deafening silence coming from the chaplaincy at Fort Bragg. Not a single one at Fort Bragg seems to want to speak about it to anyone. One chaplain who just left Fort Bragg didn't get the memo, when he recently demanded that commanders "stop us from burning down churches." I know there are some chaplains … [Read more...]

Worst picture of me ever… huh huh, huh huh, yeah.

So like, you see that building behind me? uhhhhhh.... huh huh, huh huh, uhhhhhh... like.... huh huh.... … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg wont let us feed homeless vets at the atheist festival

I fought very hard for this to happen at the festival this weekend. We went back and forth for several months. The 'pro-starvation' camp has prevailed. The idea was simple. Our festival is already paid for, via a generous donation from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation (directly deposited into our accounts at American Atheists). So here we are with a free festival on our hands. We would have put the word out to bring canned food (and similar items). Next, we would drop off the food … [Read more...]

MSNBC’s excellent coverage of the upcoming foxhole atheist festival

How has the massive atheist festival on a military base not broken through to network television news? The awesome stuff at Reason Rally probably had something to do with it. But that's over now - so please help us get the word out - now! Finally, MSNBC has some meaningful coverage: After a sometimes painful 18 months of gestation, Sgt. Justin Griffith of Fort Bragg, N.C., exclaims, "My baby is about to be born!" His baby is Rock Beyond Belief, apparently the first major atheist event on a … [Read more...]


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