Rock the Bible Belt

While you weren’t looking, Rock Beyond Belief went from being a scrappy underdog to being potentially one of the biggest freethought events in the country.

Granted, everything is still up in the air, since Justin and crew need to get all the paperwork done so they can set a date. But look at the line-up of folks who have agreed to speak:

Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education
Margaret Downey, former president of Atheist Alliance International and founder of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia
Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars
Jen McCreight of Blag Hag
Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist

Richard Dawkins. Heard of him?

And many more. All of these will be descending on Ft. Bragg … which, unless they’ve moved it recently, is in Fayetteville, North Carolina … ummm …

Folks, this is Fayetteville, NC:

(via American Jesus)

Self-righteous evangelicals pestering the women at a Hooters restaurant, and doing a bad job of it.

I hope the sudden influx of freethought doesn’t break the city.

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