Harassed by Mikey Weinstein, Part 4: Joy to the World
In light of last week’s US Air Force Band “flash mob” at the Smithsonian, it’s worth remembering that Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s incessant email campaign of harassment against ChristianFighterPilot.com took no holiday. In his attempts to harass this site into bowing to his demands, Weinstein even tried to take the joy out of the Christmas season.
It was December 2013 when the US Air Force Band first famously “flash mobbed” the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. They played “Joy to the World.” This site recounted that event, complete with the video, here.
Mikey did not like it.
Weinstein emailed the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen Mark Welsh and copied his message to four other General officers — including the Air Force HQ Inspector General and the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force. Weinstein entitled the email “USAF Band Disgrace is YOUR Disgrace, Mark.”
For those that have wondered, Weinstein, who seems to have quit the Air Force as a Captain, belittles four-star Generals by using their first name in an intentional attempt to “equalize” their status. His email wasn’t any more respectful. As usual, all font selection, ellipses, and other formatting is Mikey Weinstein-standard:
….Well done, Mark!……WHAT a fabulous statement for the USAF to make here….plus you made [redacted] SOOOO happy!!……of ALL the holiday songs they could have performed, they chose THIS one?????……..yeah, I wonder why??……Mikey
Of course, Mikey Weinstein is free to complain all he wants. America is a free country, after all. Take a closer look at what he’s doing, though.
General Welsh certainly already knew what the Air Force Band performed just around the corner from his office. Their performance was also very well-publicized (it currently has more than 240,000 views on YouTube). What was the purpose, then, in Mikey Weinstein pointing out that ChristianFighterPilot.com also posted the already-public video Gen Welsh already knew about?
Harassment, nothing more.
This was actually one of two emails Weinstein sent to the Chief of Staff that day about ChristianFighterPilot.com. It was essentially a campaign of “spam-agitation,” to reference Mikey Weinstein’s self-described campaign of “litigation and agitation” — agitation that he hoped would ultimately spur the Air Force to do something about ChristianFighterPilot.com out of sheer frustration caused by Weinstein’s never-ceasing emails.
Granted, by this time Gen Welsh wasn’t even getting Mikey Weinstein’s emails because they were being diverted by his staff. Still, the Air Force staff still had to deal with him.
He didn’t even have anything constructive to say. Mikey Weinstein was merely trying to harass ChristianFighterPilot.com vicariously through his harassment of the Air Force.
On the bright side, though, Weinstein’s efforts made ChristianFighterPilot.com one of the most read unofficial websites at the Pentagon.
Given that this site is still online, that gives you an idea of what most of the Pentagon thinks about ChristianFighterPilot.com and Mikey Weinstein.
Merry Christmas, Mikey.
About This Series
Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s lawyers once claimed ChristianFighterPilot.com was “obsessive” about Weinstein and his MRFF. Naturally, ChristianFighterPilot.com is about military religious freedom — and it is surely relevant when Mikey Weinstein, a public figure, makes a living by publicly attacking religious liberty, as he so frequently does.
On the contrary, Mikey Weinstein is “obsessive” with a few individual US troops, veterans, and even a couple of civilians — most of whom are private citizens unknown to any outside their circle of friends. Weinstein and those associated with his MRFF have attacked them, their employers, their families — sometimes even their children — in ongoing campaigns of harassment that have sometimes spanned years.
This series will document Mikey Weinstein’s history of harassment — in his own words, with his own formatting, filled with his own invective.