Friday, March 4, 2011

Atheists Protest Lack of Support at Fort Bragg, NC; Claim Post Denies Promised Support for Event

The Christian Post website reports today (March 4, 2011) that the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is protesting a decision by an army post in North Carolina not to provide the same support for an atheist event that it did for a Christian one last fall.

The "Rock Beyond Belief" scheduled to take place at Fort Bragg next month is currently in limbo.

In a letter yesterday, FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott accused Colonel Stephen Sicinski of "serious constitutional violations" for denying what FFRF claims was promised support for the nonreligious event.

Rock Beyond Belief is a free festival being organized by enlisted soldier Justin Griffith, a Christian-turned-atheist. Featured speakers for the April 2 event include famed atheist Richard Dawkins and FFRF's Dan Barker.

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