Chris Rodda Criticizes USAF Band Because ISIS
It didn’t take too long for Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s research assistant, Chris Rodda, to pen a diatribe criticizing the US Air Force Band’s “flash mob” kick-off to the Christmas season. As is her typical style, she wrote an 800 word passive-aggressive narrative without ever really saying why she was writing it, other than a vague objection to “religiosity” on the part of the Air Force.
Near the end, though, she finally cut to the chase:
I’ll bet there are some Islamic extremists out there who are also being quite “inspired” by these viral videos of mobs of uniformed U.S. military personnel belting out lines like “Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King!,” “Joy to the world! the Savior reigns,” and “This, this is Christ the king!”
Way to go, U.S. Air Force Band!
Ah! So the MRFF thinks that if Islamic extremists will hate America if they see US troops do something on YouTube, then US troops shouldn’t be allowed to do it. Even if its a constitutionally-protected human liberty, the bad guys have veto over the rights of American citizens.
This is one of Mikey Weinstein’s oldest arguments. It is also his least successful, for what are probably obvious reasons. Still, it helps explain why a “religious liberty” crusader like Weinstein or his acolyte Rodda would attack Christians in the US military who were expressing Christian beliefs during Christian religious services.
In truth, Weinstein was probably as ticked off this year about the USAF Band performance as he was last year, and he fired off an order to have Rodda write something — anything — pronto. She probably jammed it together in a weekend, and the best she could come up with was that the USAF band was wrong to play Christmas songs “because, ISIS.”