As previously noted, Sally Quinn of the Washington Post has become the latest version of Pam Zubeck, the CSIndy “journalist” who is actually an advocate of Michael Weinstein’s cause. While it has become obvious Quinn is in the tank with Weinstein, it wasn’t clear until this weekend just how far she was willing to go.
In an article on sexual assault in the military — carefully crafted to get visibility because its on a topic of great interest right now — Quinn lays the responsibility for sexual assault in the military at the feet of…religion.
And guess who her source is?
Take the Cadets for Christ, a religious group at the Air Force Academy. According to Mikey Weinstein, head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, it espouses the idea of “the shepherding movement for female cadets. [The women] must be shepherded by males, even lower-ranking males. They are told that their value is that they have eggs. They are asked, ‘What are you doing here? This is not want Jesus wants…’”
If this is a tolerated group at the Air Force Academy…how can anybody, even the president, demand zero tolerance overnight?
Think about that for a minute. Quinn quotes Weinstein’s characterization of a religious group as gospel. That’s the same Weinstein who thinks Christians are trying to take over the US military so they can use nuclear weapons to bring about a new Holocaust. Seriously.
And look at what she’s saying: If these [caricatured] religious beliefs are allowed…how can the military stop sexual assault? It’s a backhanded slap at religious freedom, which is precisely why Weinstein demanded the US military restrict religious freedom when this was first news in 2010. (Yes, Quinn leaves out the fact this story is 3 years old, and the “cadet” that forms the basis of the complaint has long since become an Air Force officer.)
Weinstein has long hitched his wagon to whatever was the fad. It seems, with Quinn’s help, his fight against religious liberty has a new ally in the prevention of sexual assault.
To be fair, Quinn does spread the hate around a bit by taking a shot at the entire Catholic church:
It seems that the military thinks it does not have to be held to the same standards as civilians when it comes to sexual assault. The Catholic Church, with its lineup of sexual-predator priests, has the same view. How many priests have been jailed?
So, does she think Catholics should be banned from the military as well?
In the end, Quinn has taken on the mantle of Weinstein: religious beliefs only qualify for the human liberty of religious freedom if she agrees with them.
Should you desire religious liberty, you can submit your religious beliefs for her review care of the MRFF.
Also at Tim Graham.