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|The Taliban in Our Midst
[Mikey Weinstein]: This guest Op-Ed from my dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence ...
|Air Force General Defies/Defiles Law By Witnessing for Jesus in Full Uniform on Worldwide TV
Official photo for Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox/Released) That terrible warning to the USA, often attributed to the first American writer to ever win the ...
|NYT Story on Orthodox Jewish Girl at West Point is Inaccurate and Insulting
The New York Times recently ran a story that may have been published with the most sterling intent. However, as folk wisdom and common sense universally informs us, “good intentions” can easily ...
|Air Force Base Names Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Chaplain as ‘Officer of the Year’
A major war is being viciously waged against the United States of America, a war that’s global in scope and poses a terrifying threat to our national security interests. The ruthless attacks, ...
|Air Force F-15 Wing Commander to Subordinates: USA is “Doing the Lord’s Work”
Two Dozen Airmen Seek MRFF Intervention; USAF says “Matter Closed/Appropriate Action Taken" What in the hell is going through the mind of the most senior commanding officer at Seymour Johnson ...
|Navy Chaplain Spectacle: "What’s The Matter With Modder?"
By now it’s likely you’ve heard about the intense drama going down at the Navy Nuclear Nuclear Power Training Center involving Lt. Commander (Chaplain) Wesley Modder and his Commanding Officer, ...
|Air Force Sentry Greetings: Less Is More
It's difficult to decide who's happier with the latest The U.S. Air Force decision endorsing the "Have a Blessed Day" greeting by armed Air Force sentries ...
|FLOWER POWER: National Security, Civil Rights, and the Washington Florist
At first glance, one can be forgiven for thinking that a floral arrangement for a gay wedding doesn’t carry much significance for the essential national security of the United States of America. ...
|Obama, the National Prayer Breakfast, and the Tortured Truth of Christian History
AUTHOR'S NOTE: No one sect has a monopoly on murderous misanthropy. As this article goes to press, horrifying details are emerging of the tragic mass-murder of young Muslim-American students in ...
|STOP! READ! LOOK AT SHOCKING PHOTO! U.S. Army Officially Recruits for ‘Mission for God’
"That the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men have assumed dominion over the faith of others, ...
|U.S. Senate Gives Black Eye to House Fundamentalist Christians
Click image for full Daily Kos book review The U.S. Senate has courageously just stood up to the Christian-supremacist bullies in the House of Representatives. Oh yes, ...
|Monsters' Ball on Capitol Hill: A Tale of Congress, Tsunamis, and Circuses
I’ve never thought of myself as much of a performer, but this week I responded to an invitation to take part in a circus. While the clowns did their routine in formal business attire and the "big ...
|'Little Jewish Radical' Responds to Pat Robertson: Religious Freedom & Feigned Valor in the Military
Asinine anti-Semitic comments aside – the man ...
|Religious Freedom in the U.S. Military - When Courage Becomes a Duty
Mikey Weinstein (right) and Blake Page (left) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point This guest post is a slightly altered version of an e-mail that was sent to several specific Military ...
|Today’s Air Force Would Have Rejected Pat Tillman and Jesus
Let’s perform a quick exercise here. Imagine that you’re just walking into work on a Monday morning and your manager wants to talk to you. Thanking you for the fine work you’ve been doing up ...
|Anchors Aweigh, Cowards: U.S. Navy Reauthorizing Gideons Bibles on Facilities?
The United States Navy is equipped to take down any enemy around the globe and is, by far, the most formidable seaborne fighting force known in the history of humankind. It’s larger than the next ...
|Fundamentalist Christian leader blames me for Air Force Academy rape epidemic
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation ( MRFF ), a civil rights organization ...
|USAF Chief of Staff Welsh & the Crisis of Gutless Leadership||Mikey Weinstein||07/28/2014||20||40||2||-|
|Tony Dungy, a Hypocritical Creature From the Ignorant Abyss of American Christian Extremism
**Background: On July 21, 2014, I received a phone call from a female U.S. military fighter pilot. She happens to be gay. She is not “out”, despite the fact that the odious “don’t ask don’...
|The USAF Prepares to Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of Fundamentalist Christian Proselytizing War
“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.” William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1, Line 273 “Justice delayed is justice denied”; these salient words apply in full to the ...
|Crucial religious liberty regulations in Air Force at death’s door
General Mark A. Welsh III Chief of Staff, United States Air Force 1670 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330-1670 Re: Air Force Instruction 1-1 General Welsh, I have just become aware that ...
|Religious Liberty in the Air Force Under Dire Threat: An Open Letter to USAF Chief of Staff
Left - Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, Founder and President, Military Religious Freedom Foundation; Right - General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force General Mark A. Welsh ...
|The Last Lie of an Air Force Academy Cadet
Very soon, cadets at the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, will be marching to one of the ...
|Anatomy of a Murder: The Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and Religious Liberty
What would you do if you found out that a shocking murder plot was unfolding silently? What if this wasn’t just any murder, but the premeditated and carefully plotted unfolding of a terrifying ...
|General Bentley Rayburn is Wrong Regarding Air Force Academy Cadets’ Religious Rights
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) would like to specifically respond to and correct some of the egregiously�erroneous�statements made by retired USAF Maj. General Bentley Rayburn in ...
|Battle of the Billboards: “Christian Taliban” vs. Constitution at Air Force Academy
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” Teddy Roosevelt What is the fundamentalist Christian version of the American Taliban up to in these heady days nearing ...
|Lawrence Wilkerson: “The Devil—and the Lord—Is in the Details” (guest column)
This guest Op-Ed from dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson , comes in ...
|Genghis Christ, General Boykin, & the Fundamentalist Christian Holy War
Jerry Boykin has a grotesque conception of Jesus Christ. Most (non-fundamentalist) Christians practice their faith in a manner that holds aloft the treasured values of love, peace, and good will ...
|Lying to Survive at the Air Force Academy - An Open Letter to Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson
The following letter was written by a client of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO: I am Spartacus. I am over 100 ...
|It's The Hypocrisy, Stupid: Fundamentalist Christian Bullies Running Amok in America's Military
Uncle Sam: Dominionist Puppet? Fundamentalist Christians are pulling out all stops to make this a reality ‘Tis the season when goodwill, family unity, fireside warmth, and generosity seemingly ...
|Military Religious Freedom Foundation posts billboard slamming USAFA usage of religious oath
MIKEY’S NOTE: Once again the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is on the frontlines of the fight to assure religious liberty at my alma mater, the United States Air Force Academy. In terms of ...
|MRFF files FOIA requests to uncover Pentagon links with fundamentalist Christian lobbyists
Dear readers: I’m sharing the following press release from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to alert you to the invaluable work that our fighting civil rights organization is ...
|Meanwhile at the Pentagon, Fundamentalist Christians Protest a Non-Existent War
“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.” – Winston Churchill Last week, a coterie of proud, prejudiced, Christian ...
|GOD’S SQUAD: Military At Risk As Sooner Delegation Helps Tear Down Church-State Wall
Last week I had the pleasure to speak to Arnold Hamilton, who for years has written for the Oklahoma Observer . As friends tell me, the Oklahoma Observer is one of the last publications in ...
|Anticipating Apocalypse on the Road to Damascus: Dominionists in US Military United With Islamists?
A trivia question (that’s not so trivial): How many U.S. military senior ranking officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs), thrilled to unbridled giddiness with the prospect of America’s “...
|West Point’s Miracle on the Hudson
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Mahatma Gandhi Ready for a good news story? As this letter of gratitude from the Office of the Superintendent ...
|No Pleasure Ride On A Unicorn: The Case For “Uncivil” Civil Rights Activism
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” - Albert Einstein Following September 11, 2001, we ...
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