Mikey Weinstein’s MRFF Admits Trolling for Offended Supporters
Without fail, Michael “Mikey” Weinstein will announce dramatic accusations of Christian malfeasance within the military by saying he has “34 aggrieved clients, 29 of whom are practicing Christians” or some such arbitrary numbers. This reliance on quantity goes against Weinstein’s own favored quote by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that we “do not count heads before enforcing the First Amendment,” but Weinstein is known for sacrificing principle for dramatic effect when it suits his needs.
The numbers, vague and unprovable though they are, help mitigate the perception Weinstein is making a mountain out of one person’s molehill. After all, if dozens of people are complaining, it must be something “serious” — right?
However, it has long been known that Weinstein doesn’t have dozens of military members from these military units contacting him to complain. Rather, at best, he is the one socializing some potential controversy among his supporters to collect those willing to be counted on an anonymous list of offended souls. (Not unlike Mikey Weinstein’s need to advertise for plaintiffs and clients, apparently.)
For the first time, the MRFF has publicly admitted it trolls for supporters for these kinds of “scandals.” In a recent letter from a “client” so scrubbed of specifics as to be useless, the aggrieved military member said that after he called Weinstein,
The MRFF was able to locate and speak with over 30 other Soldiers in my unit who witnessed and were equally as outraged as I regarding the incident.
In other words, only after this troop contacted Weinstein did the MRFF take the proactive step of searching among its supporters to find others who agreed with him. Weinstein socialized the complaint to “create” more aggrieved clients. Convenient, yes?
Something about this still doesn’t seem right, though.
A Soldier was so offended by something he emailed a man named Mikey Weinstein, whom he’d only heard about and didn’t actually know. Yet there were 30 other MRFF acolytes in that same unit — and the Soldier didn’t know them, despite sharing their ideology and their taste for anti-Christian activism?
Notably, 30 is no small number — it would be a substantial percentage of any military unit, yet this new “client” seemed to think he was alone. With numbers like that, how did he manage to avoid even just bumping into someone who agreed with his ideology? Further, if this was such an egregious offense, why didn’t those established MRFF supporters contact Weinstein before someone not associated with the MRFF did?
Finally, what did this Soldier do with his newfound group of like-minded friends? That’s the kicker. The Soldier said [emphasis added]
Each one of us were [sic] able to keep our anonymity from each other…
How convenient. Yet again.
There’s a word for that kind of nonsense, but it isn’t for use in polite company.
The idea that Mikey Weinstein has a double-blind, super-secret web of informants that comprises the substantial part of a military unit strains even the most gracious credulity.
Mikey Weinstein and his research assistant Chris Rodda have been known to make false claims even when publicly available information outright contradicts them. How, then, can they be trusted when they base their claims on anonymous and conveniently unprovable information?
Until Mikey Weinstein actually produces a group of actual, living people to prove his claims of having dozens of aggrieved clients like this, his supposedly long lists of anonymous and conveniently demographically-diverse complainants should be treated like precisely what they appear to be.