A group of military atheists has announced that "Rock Beyond Belief" -- an event originally planned for last April -- will now be held next spring, as the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina has finally agreed to host the festival featuring music, speeches, and "godless" literature.
Modeled after the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's "Rock the Fort" evangelistic event last year, the atheist festival will be held on March 31, 2012, the Christian Post website reports today (August 7, 2011).
Sgt. Justin Griffith -- the man behind the festival -- says Fort Bragg commander Col. Stephen Sicinski has allowed the use of a centrally located parade field.
"This just might be the turning point in the foxhole atheist community's struggle for acceptance, tolerance, and respect," Griffith said.