Michael Weinstein Equates US Army with Racists, Rapists
Normally, Michael Weinstein leans on World War II imagery when he attacks Christianity, saying American Christians are banding together to take over the US (under a new government led by James Dobson and Dick Cheney, apparently) to create “oceans and oceans of blood.”
Adding to his repertoire, Weinstein now appropriates terminology from the civil rights era. In response to the US Army approving a planned atheist event on its grounds — but not on the terms Weinstein wanted — Weinstein had this to say:
This is taking North Carolina back to the Jim Crow laws of the 1950’s where white people were told they can drink water from the nicest, cleanest and shiniest water fountains, can enjoy the best seating in restaurants and can sit at the front of the bus, but black people were told they had to sit in the back of the bus, at restaurant tables by the kitchen and drink from old, rusty water fountains around the back.
Not to totally break from pattern, however, Weinstein continued to appropriate the terminology of rape to his cause:
The constitutional perversion that is happening at Fort Bragg is nothing short of spiritual rape being perpetrated by fundamentalist Christian religious predators.
So the US Army approving an atheist event at Fort Bragg is “spiritual rape?” How does Weinstein know that the approving US Army official is even Christian? He doesn’t. He just assigns religions and followers as he sees fit, without regard to the truth.
Naturally, hosting the atheist event in an Army post’s theater (rather than the parade grounds) also aids the enemy:
This action enrages our Islamic allies, emboldens our Islamic enemies and deeply demoralizes the order and discipline within the ranks of the US Armed Services.
The ironic part of that ludicrous statement is that Islam actually views atheism even less favorably than it views Christianity. Yet how many people are accusing the Army of “emboldening our Islamic enemies” by hosting an event for atheists?
After all that, there are still naïve people who think Michael Weinstein is really just about “religious freedom.”
The truly sad part, however, is that there are atheists in the military — and some at Fort Bragg — who were looking forward to “Rock Beyond Belief,” even if it occurred in a theatre as opposed to the parade field. While even they may not have completely liked the Army’s response to RBB, it is unlikely they wanted their superiors called “spiritual rapists” and “predators” in the national media. Weinstein, of course, has no qualms stepping on American Soldiers to make his case.
Weinstein isn’t concerned about the troops or their freedoms. His only concern is his ego, wrapped in his personal vendetta.