The National Atheist Party (seriously) recently announced its association with the atheist Rock Beyond Belief occurring at Fort Bragg at the end of March.
In their short write-up, the atheists said this [emphasis added]:
While serving under an active duty enlistment, Mr. Griffith was ordered to attend a Christian festival hosted by Billy Graham, and subsequently detained for his refusal.
Now, what’s more shocking: that Rock Beyond Belief event organizer and American Atheist “military director” Justin Griffith was detained after he refused an order to attend the BGEA’s Rock the Fort, or that in the past 18 months this spectacular storyline has never been mentioned?
Wouldn’t this make a perfect military atheist persecution story? The atheist party seemed to think so.
For anyone who has followed the story, there’s a simple explanation:
The atheist story isn’t true.
No one was forced to attend, and no one was “detained” over Rock the Fort. Apparently, what really happened Read more…