MRFF Opposes “So-Called” Christians, Fears Christian Madrasas
Michael Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation has a history of claiming only the “right kind” of Christians deserve religious liberty in the US military. In 2011, the MRFF demanded the US Air Force Academy rescind a speaking invitation given to someone who “does not represent true Christianity” [emphasis added]. For that same event, Weinstein was personally outraged the invitation was given to the wrong kind of Christian. In another scenario, Chris Rodda readily admitted the MRFF opposed the religious beliefs of Christians, not any action or conduct on their part.
The MRFF just recently refined their definition of “acceptable”
religious Christian belief.
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired Army Colonel and recent addition to the MRFF. He also joined Michael Weinstein at his much ballyhooed Pentagon meeting last month. Wilkerson recently published a tirade against “so-called” Christians who are the target of the MRFF’s wrath:
Another perniciously destructive anomaly threatened good order and discipline in the ranks. And this one came from so-called Christians.
I write “so-called” simply because these people do not believe in the Christ of the Scriptures; they believe in some human-crafted, almost demonic version of Christ. These people have done to Christ what Osama bin Laden did to Muhammad.
What dastardly thing have these “vicious” US troops done to deserve such disdain, even to the point of being demoted from full membership in MRFF-Approved True ChristianityTM? Wilkerson provides exactly 21 words of specificity:
Whether being ordered to attend Christian prayer breakfasts, constantly derided for being non-Christian, or simply pressured to “get right with Jesus,”…
If any of those “examples” were actionable and provable, Weinstein would be in federal court right now claiming he was a “Tiger Woods 1 inch putt” from victory. After all, Weinstein sued the US military four times with far less. If that’s all Wilkerson’s got, it seems the MRFF really has been reduced to nothing but bluster.
At least Wilkerson shares Weinstein’s penchant for melodramatic conspiracy theories:
Now we have a breed of fundamentalist Christian trying to proselytize our armed forces into hell…
Next, we may have the construction of fundamentalist Christian madrassas all across this great land.
Try not to think too hard about the “proselytize into hell” thing; it’ll never make sense.
Better is the “Christian madrassas” comment. (It’s actually an “Islamophobic” and offensive use of an Arabic word, but Weinstein has a history of that religious insensitivity, too.) Rick Baker already outed the location of the first one, which then had to be moved. Do you know how hard it is to ship a brainwashing machine…?