Michael Weinstein Fights Cancer of Christianity
The Department of Defense recently pulled courses from the Joint Forces Staff College that allegedly disparaged Islam. Michael Weinstein tilted the irony meter with this response:
“This is simply a small cancer cell that is rapidly metastasizing,” he said. “This is representative of a larger more sinister force which is fundamentalist Christianity.”
To summarize the erroneously but self-described “religious freedom” advocate: Its wrong to paint Islam with a broad, stereotypical brush, but its ok to do the same thing to Christianity. So says the man who decries characterizations of America being “at war” with Islam, but who himself is at “war” with Christians.
Weinstein’s apparent lack of cognitive dissonance is no longer surprising. His “religious freedom” foundation, after all, isn’t about religious freedom. He’s freely admitted he formed the “foundation,” which has paid him nearly a quarter million dollars a year, to fight “evangelical religious fundamentalists.”
The surprising thing, if there is one, is that MSNBC has no qualms quoting him without qualification. Can you imagine the response if a pundit had blamed something on the “cancer” and “sinister force” of Judaism? If nothing else, its an interesting indicator of the differing standards of the media’s treatment of Christianity and Islam.