Army approves atheism-themed concert at Fort Bragg

“You know those goosebumps you get when your favorite song hits that sweet spot? I got those,” said Sgt. Justin Griffith, main organizer of the event and the military director of American Atheists, in an email. “I was overcome with joy and a sense of vindication.”…

“This just might be the turning point in our struggle for acceptance,” Griffith said. “I mean it. I get letters daily from service members asking for advice on how to `do something like what’s going on at Fort Bragg’.”…

“There is no going back in to the ‘atheist closet,'” wrote Griffith, who has also organized a local chapter of Military Atheists and Secular Humanists for like-minded soldiers and veterans. “We’re going to be supported on post for the first time.”