Update Beyond Belief

This week will bring big news that will keep our all-volunteer staff busy for a while. It has been  nearly 5 months of learn-as-you-go grass roots activism that has paid off in spades. When we first approached several entities on Fort Bragg, we were how shall I say this? ‘Politely laughed away’. Now, when I [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 [Read More...]

Evangelist Franklin Graham banned by the Army earlier this year, continues to host other events on Bases

On September 25th, Franklin brought his evangelical 7.5 hour long event to Fort Bragg. His stated goal was to convert as many soldiers and their spouses. Fort Bragg was far from the first location of the so-called “Rock the Fort” events. They’ve bragged about converting over 500 soldiers on stage at the same time at [Read More...]

ACLU vs Rock the Fort, evangelical event sponsored by US Army and Billy Graham Evangelical Association

The ACLU’s North Carolina Legal Foundation has been corresponding with Secretary of the Army, John McHugh about the recent Rock the Fort events that seem to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The letter to Sec. McHugh can be viewed here and it contains a relevant letter from the Fort Bragg garrison Chaplain. Highlights [Read More...]

Rock the Fort Revisited (part two of two)

I’d like to repeat the following paragraph from last week’s article before we begin: If you have been following this website for a while, you have probably noticed the purposeful avoidance of discussing the Rock the Fort controversy. Yes, it’s true that we’d like to stand on our own as an event, and distinguish ourselves [Read More...]

Rock the Fort revisited (part one of two)

If you have been following this website for a while, you have probably noticed the purposeful avoidance of discussing the Rock the Fort controversy. Yes, it’s true that we’d like to stand on our own as an event, and distinguish ourselves as ‘not just a counter-event.’ However, in order to establish this difference, we need [Read More...]


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