Mikey Weinstein: Take your wife’s advice, at least on one thing
by Sonny Hernandez
In 2014, Bonnie Weinstein, the wife of anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), wrote a book titled, “To The Far Right Christian Hater…You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, but You Can’t Be Both.” In my opinion, within this claptrap novel Bonnie expatiates on detailed accounts of receiving poorly spelled and punctuated letters from those whom she calls fundamentalists, which is described as “part humor, part horror, and part lesson in the importance of spelling and grammar…” In my opinion, Bonnie’s book does not concur her husband’s alleged hate mails, it contradicts them, as Weinstein is historically known for poor scholarship, grammar, syntax, and hate.
Unfortunately, almost two years later, Mikey Weinstein has, in my opinion, yet to comprehend Bonnie’s melodramatic novel. On September 19, 2016, a Vietnam veteran wrote to Mikey Weinstein to express his support for the troops and the MIA tables on all military bases. Here is Weinstein’s indecorous response, which could possible use a little editorial work from wife Bonnie, who claims that you can be a good speller or a hater, but you can’t be both:
On Sep 19, 2016 8:52 PM, “Mikey Weinstein” <email@example.com> wrote:
….we [sic] support the tables too, [sic] little sport……just [sic] in a fully Constitutional [sic] way w/o the sectarian Christian bible [sic] or any other faith’s (or non faith’s [sic]) book being elevated to a status of supremacy over others….do [sic] YOU have the “nads” too [sic] understand [sic] the Constitution, genius?? [sic]
Christians in the US military can learn a lot about Weinstein through his imprudent hate speech, as they will discover that the MRFF are not defenders of religious freedom, they are revilers of faith, and they do not support freedom of religion, but what they call freedom from religion. Despite Weinstein’s sobriquet for the Vietnam veteran in the email, Weinstein yet again contradicts himself, by claiming that he does support the tables, but without the sectarian Christian Bible “or any other faith’s book being elevated to a status of supremacy”.
Does Weinstein embrace the free speech clause for all servicemen and women? Absolutely not. Historically, Weinstein has never had a problem with the LGBT flag (which is a promotion of immorality) on a military base, and he has never demanded that service men and women be removed from military service when homosexual testimonials are publicized. But when the mere reference to Jesus, God, or a Bible is mentioned in a military publication, Weinstein conspicuously demands sanctions to be enforced. This is not called heroism; it is called hypocrisy. Nevertheless, Weinstein needs a Savior (Romans 3:23-26).
Weinstein’s hate for Christians is transparent, despite the fact that Bonnie’s book distinctively contradicts him. Weinstein does not seem to comprehend that his historical use of logical fallacies, caricatures, and bogeyman will not prove his arguments, it only pollutes them, and they will never be logical, but rather loathsome as Weinstein’s agenda is obviously anti-Christian.
An observer could conclude that Weinstein spends countless hours researching his thesaurus to discover new ways to articulate his enmity toward Christians, which explains his long string of adjectives in his harsh rhetoric, to impede on the constitutional rights of Christians. Weinstein needs the Gospel, because apart from a supernatural change of his heart (2 Corinthians 5:17), he has no hope of salvation (Acts 4:12), and no present intellectual hope, either (Colossians 2:3).
To the Christian hater Mikey Weinstein, you can be a good hater or a good speller, but you cannot be both. Hate and grammar cannot save (Isaiah 66:24), but the holy gospel can. This is why you must repent (Luke 13:3) and believe in the only one (Jesus) who can give you the eternal enjoyment with God in glory:
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Chaplain (Capt) Sonny Hernandez is a US Air Force Reserve Chaplain assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In April 2015, he was selected as the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Individual Mobilization Augmentee Company Grade Officer of the Year, and in May 2016, he was selected as 445th Airlift Wing CGO of the Quarter, first quarter. Hernandez earned a Doctorate from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The opinions expressed here are solely his and do not necessarily represent the views of any government, military, or religious organization. Sonny Hernandez wrote this article as a civilian on his own time on an issue of public interest.