Atheist festival resubmits after Marine Corps rejection

We were extremely¬†disappointed¬†that the second ever atheist festival on a military base was recently rejected by Camp Pendleton. They continue to provide massive support to a single religious sect, the controversial Calvary Chapel and its military arm, 'Armor of Light' (AoL). Camp Pendleton is a large Marine Corps base near San Diego, California. The area is also home to the 1000+ churches-strong Calvary Chapel headquarters. The Marine Corps mailed the rejection letter to American Atheists … [Read more...]

Marine Corps base rejects atheist festival

Camp Pendleton's decision to reject our proposal violates federal ethics regulations. This is certainly a huge step in the wrong direction. We're still willing to work with officials before the San Diego area Marine Corps base is entrenched in a legal battle they can't possibly win. We've received mixed signals from Camp Pendleton in trying to organize Rock Beyond Belief 2. Initially, they were on board with treating us with equality. We are simply demanding the same access, treatment, and … [Read more...]


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