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 one event, and 123 at another last year. There is a lot more to this story, and we’ve written extensively about this here and Atheist Oasis has an excellent lengthy treatment here.
From Wikipedia: “Proselytizing is the act of attempting to convert people to another opinion and, particularly, another religion.” And it is specifically banned, according to the Chaplains that I’ve spoken to. Maybe soon Franklin Graham’s attempts to proselytize on military bases will be stopped, too.