Jan 13, 2015

Military Civil Rights Group Slandered by Vatican-Affiliated Journal

Bonnie Weinstein's new book on
Rightwing Christian Hatred
One thing about rightwing religionists, they are devoted in their hatred of Mikey Weinstein, that "little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you," as Pat Robertson put it.

Not sure how Mikey Weinstein manages to inflame rightwingers as Mikey's mission is simply to fight for the rights of U.S. service members to worship or not worship as they see fit, a mission that is a cornerstone of the United States Constitution guaranteeing ". . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

The U.S. Constitution, by the way, is featured in the oath that U.S. service members swear to support and defend.

Yet, religious rightwingers are devoted to their own ideology first, and Mikey Weinstein, the founder and voice of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is now being slandered by the Vatican-affiliated Aleteia journal for fundamentalists.

Aleteia typically features pieces about the dangers of the "Devil's Lies," and so forth and of course Mikey Weinstein and MRFF's alleged lies about who Mikey is (TEK Journalism UK).

"To The Far Right Christian Hater… You Can be a Good
Speller or a Hater, But You Can’t Be Both
" - Bonnie Weinstein
Slander is SOP from the fundies. And so are death threats.

Mikey and Bonnie Weinstein, co-founders of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, began the MRFF when their son heard one too many kike 'jokes' from the religious Dominionists at the U.S. Air Force Academy he was attending as rampant evangelical proselytization accelerated in the U.S. military (Sharlet, Harper's Magazine).

Since then, their email inbox is laden daily with the most repulsive, anti-Semitic, hate mail one could write. Sick stuff.

After years of receiving virtual hate and crazed rants, Bonnie Weinstein chronicles these vile texts in her new book To the Far Right Christian Hater . . . You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, but You Can't Be Both, most of which is argument-free from the proposition that only one official Christian God must be worshiped in the U.S. military, and of course the assertion Mikey and his family are demons destined to hell fire, and a 200-mile river of blood (see also Hardy, Columbus Dispatch).

The Weinsteins and the MRFF work for the rights of individuals serving in the armed forces.

But as documented, the U.S. military is fraught with rightwing lunatics just below general and flag-officer class, such as the now-retired William 'Jerry' Boykin, a goon who called Mikey Weinstein a "demon" while still actively serving.

As Republican candidates for president line up with several declaring a warrant from God [Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee, for example], Bonnie Weinstein's book should be read with a view to what the next U.S. commander-in-chief has in mind and whether, like President Obama, he [the GOP nominates men)] believes in defending the Constitution for all, including American civilians.

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