Weinstein Targets Campus Crusade, Again
Michael Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation is again focused on Campus Crusade for Christ. CCC is the parent organization of Christian Embassy, which was the impetus for an Inspector General investigation earlier this year that found officers unlawfully supported the organization.
Weinstein’s latest accusations–which he contends will be integrated into his ongoing lawsuit against an Army Major and the Secretary of Defense–revolve around the concept of “government-paid missionaries,” a term sometimes used in reference to Campus Crusade military members. He cites pictures of basic trainees with Bibles and M-16s, Air Force Academy cadets speaking well of CCC, and the “God and the Military” series featuring Pastor Tommy Nelson, one of the most useful videos seen to date for Christians understanding the role of their faith in their profession.
Some of the accusations–which are neither new nor unique–sound extreme and will undoubtedly be used to gain publicity and contributions to the cause (see the Associated Press article). A cursory investigation, however, reveals that allegations are not at all the “gross violations of the Constitution” they are implied to be.