Dubble yew Tee Eff!!
I’ve been absent for awhile and I wish it were under better conditions that I was able to make another post. Unforunately, I will be leaving Rock Beyond Belief 2. My efforts to get this movement off the ground running have taken me on a short journey I thought I would never be a part of.
I have been fortunate enough to meet so many amazing people within the freethought movement and learn about a community that I previously was unaware of. A community of people who care as deeply about the separation of church and state as I do. A community which is wholly dedicated to defending the constitution, not only with words but with action. A community I am proud to now be a part of. This does not mean I am leaving for good. It is a temporary stay of absence and I promise you I will be back.
I am, however, asking you to pick up where I’m leaving off. I have been forced to make a very hard decision but it is one I do not regret. I first and foremost have a responsibility to the Marines under my charge. I have felt pressure from so many different people, organizations, and institutions since embarking on this attempt to exercise my rights for us to celebrate together. But the mission always comes first. I have to ensure I bring my Marines home safely. Each and every one of them is like a brother to me and those of you that have served know full well what I am speaking about. If I haven’t done everything in my power to bring each one of them home then I have failed as a Marine and a leader.
So what now…?
As I continue on with the missions that are handed down to me on this, my fourth, deployment I hope you all can throw your support behind this man:
He’s just as tenacious as me and I can vouch for him thoroughly. He is going to take over where I’m leaving off and I hope you all provide him the same support that you’ve generously given to me. He’s a fucking badass and he’s a Marine like me.
As the new Lead Coordinator for Rock Beyond Belief 2 I know he’s going to bring a lot to the table and he is entirely capable of making this event something beyond measure. The mere fact that we are going to be able to make a difference in the military for the 23.4% of us that don’t believe is a grand step.
This doesn’t mean I’m out of the game. I’ll be checking in from time to time and I hope that in my absence you can put on a wonderful event that I can be proud to have been a part of. When I do get back, though….just stand the fuck by!
I’ve got more shit up my sleeve!