Mikey Weinstein Fails to Find Allies in Teichert Attack
Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s recent attack on BGen John Teichert over the exercise of his Christian faith have blanketed the media over the past few days. It is has been universally bad for Weinstein — and an apparent unanticipated blessing for the ministry of PLUS.
Even average readers see the amount of mental gymnastics Weinstein has taken to make himself “offended,” as well as his misrepresentation of unattributed commentary as carrying the force of rank and command. (One site even noted PLUS is essentially anonymous, and that Mikey Weinstein basically “doxxed” BGen Teichert, then turned around and accused him of illegal conduct based on connections Weinstein made.) As a result, many people are seeing through to the hate-based motivation driving Weinstein’s complaint.
Multiple sites have covered the complaint, supporting BGen Teichert, and — though you should never read the comments — it has been fascinating to see how many self-avowed Mikey Weinstein acolytes are saying he went too far.
The only people who seem to be defending Weinstein are those already associated with the MRFF, including, oddly, chaplain-endorser David Plummer, who joined in on Todd Starnes Facebook page to seemingly support the attack on military religious freedom.
“Friendly” atheist Hemant Mehta also repeated Mikey Weinstein’s accusation, apparently without any independent critical thought, saying BGen Teichert was “using his military titles to promote Jesus” — which is, as anyone knows who has read even Mikey Weinstein’s own complaint, patently false. That makes it all the more interesting that Mehta made this astoundingly ignorant statement:
In the military, this sort of religious promotion — as if the military is on some sort of religious crusade — could get people killed.
There isn’t any religious “promotion” here, it’s religious exercise — something that is virtuous and valued in the United States. It’s also not in the military — though Weinstein is trying to make it appear as though it is.
It’s moronic to say praying at lunch is going to “get people killed”, but saying that is in line with the extremism of those who would silence Christians at any cost, including the cost of liberty.
The good news, of course, is that PrayatLunch.us — a Christian website that does nothing more than exhort fellow Christians to pray during their work lunch hour — just received a huge amount of attention (with Todd Starnes linking to the site and even calling on his Facebook followers to show their support).
You know, the early Christian church spread throughout the world not because of prosperity, but because of persecution.
Or, to put it another way, there are stories in the Bible about God using ungodly men or the pagan nations around Israel to accomplish His will. This seems to be a modern day example:
God is using Mikey Weinstein to spread the message of Christ.