Action Alert

Protest Army's refusal to support nonreligious festival

The Freedom From Religion Foundation objected to a March 1 decision by Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, garrison commander at Fort Bragg, to deny promised support for a nonreligious event called "Rock Beyond Belief," which was scheduled to take place at Fort Bragg in April. Due to the Army's failure to provide assistance to the event, as it generously did for the Billy Graham Evangelical Association's "Rock the Fort" celebration last year, organizers have had to cancel the event. (See March 3 news release for more info.)

Please protest the Army's unfair and discriminatory decision to provide funding and support to the evangelical Christian "Rock the Fort" event, and its refusal to provide similar assistance to the nonreligious "Rock Beyond Belief" festival. (See contact info below.) Even a one or two line message would be effective, such as:

"The Army acted unfairly by not following its own pledge to provide equal support to the Rock Beyond Belief festival, as it did for last year's Rock the Fort event. This shows favoritism toward evangelical Christianity and discriminates against nonreligious soldiers and civilians."

You may also wish to make this the subject of a short, timely letter to the editor to your preferred local paper (or see suggestions below). Keep remarks short and succinct, concentrating on one or two points, and include your name and contact information.

CONTACT

For maximum effectiveness, write as an individual and not as someone responding to an Action Alert. Please do not forward this Action Alert to military officials. We are pleased to receive "blind" ("BCC") copies of your messages and correspondence by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ben Abel
Public Affairs Officer
Fort Bragg
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Col. Stephen J. Sicinski
Garrison Commander

XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg
2175 Reilly Road, Stop A
Fort Bragg NC 28310
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Honorable John McHugh
Secretary of the Army

1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington DC 20301-1400
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MEDIA CONTACTs

Fayetteville Observer
Letter to the Editor
P.O. Box 849
Fayetteville NC 28302
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Raleigh News & Observer
The People's Forum
PO Box 191
Raleigh NC 27602
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Action Alert by Bonnie Gutsch

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