Mikey Weinstein Aims for Christmas Villain Hat-Trick
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Michael “Mikey” Weinstein and his self-founded “charity,” the oddly-named Military Religious Freedom Foundation, have been nominated for or have won recurring Christmas-villain awards for his attacks on military religious freedom.
Weinstein “won” the Liberty Institute’s Scrooge Award in 2014, after he was nominated for his infamous “cadet whiteboard” attack, in which he aimed his invective at a US Air Force Academy cadet who had the gall to write a Bible verse on a dry erase board. Weinstein has been nominated again this year for his attack on, again, US Air Force Academy cadets — this time, members of the football team who choose to take a knee prior to their games.
MRFF supporters are aware of the voting for Liberty Institute’s award and are trying to shoot the moon, apparently thinking that being viewed as a rich, crass, stone-hearted cynic is a good thing.
After missing out last year, Mikey Weinstein’s MRFF has been nominated for the 2015 Becket Fund for Religious Liberty’s Ebenezer Award for his interference with Airmen volunteering with Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. The Becket Fund included a Grinch-inspired graphic to illustrate Weinstein’s accusation that OCC was a “radioactive wrecking-ball of surpassing hazard [sic]”:
Actually, it turns out there are only two such Christmas villain awards. To complete the hat-trick, Weinstein should also be nominated for the Burgermeister Meisterburger award. Given Weinstein’s hatred for Franklin Graham’s Operation Christmas Child, he’d be a shoo-in to win an award based on the toy-hating Christmas villain.
The good news, though?
All these Christmas villains were ultimately redeemed.
One can hope.