Atheist soldier, one of many forced to do yard work for Catholics

I received a few complaints about soldiers stationed at Fort Gordon, GA being forced to clean up an off-post Catholic property during the duty day. One was from a fellow foxhole atheist. (NAME / RANK WITHHELD) Justin - Got a question. [WITHHELD], has been tasks with cleaning/landscaping etc, a Catholic Church. This so far is not optional. You are more versed in the legality of church and state. What I see is more of an issue of having a federal employee mandated to clean private … [Read more...]

Dustin at dwnomad pledges to support RBB with an epic bit of disclosure

"I get e-mail..." sometimes in a good way. Take a look at this offer to help. Justin, You're so positive and awesome I sure hope I get the chance to meet you at some point. If you need any help with Rock Beyond Belief, whether it's promotion, logistics, being a greeter, or if you're desperate for a speaker I would be happy to help. I probably should disclose that my last public speaking engagement was the last sermon I preached just over four years ago. Thanks, Dustin Quite a bombshell of a … [Read more...]

Fight “Don’t Pray? Don’t Say!” – Support All Troops Equally

This week was exceptionally busy for us at Rock Beyond Belief. We are still dealing with the fallout from the cancellation of the festival. We don't know exactly what lies ahead for the festival, but April 2nd is a definite 'No-Go'. "Don't Pray? - Don't Say!" We find ourselves in the curious position of being on the front line of two types of war. One is tangible and you see it on the news every day, the other is the subterranean ideological battle that unfolds as the evangelical Christian … [Read more...]

Army Spiritual Fitness Concert Cost: $100K+ FOIA Docs Released

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) initiated a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request when the controversial Rock the Fort concert came to Fort Bragg, NC.  FOIA requests understandably take some time to process. However, we are excited to finally get an inside look at exactly how much support the Billy Graham Evangelical Association was given in order to evangelize as many soldiers, spouses, and civilians from the local area on stage. That was their stated purpose, and of course … [Read more...]

Dan Barker joins the lineup!

On the heels of the recent announcement of Richard Dawkins' addition to our lineup, comes another atheist power hitter.  Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), Dan Barker, has agreed to be a speaker and musician at our upcoming secular festival on Fort Bragg. The FFRF are dedicated to empowering non-theists, and protecting the constitutional separation of Church and State. Dan is a very well spoken atheist and activist, and FFRF's legal department certainly had a very big … [Read more...]