Update: Click to view the actual court filing (PDF) and Click to listen to the imprecatory prayers and see the hateful materials discussed in the Dallas Morning News article.
The Dallas-based Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches reportedly wants Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), dead. But Weinstein is not crazy about the idea.
Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former U.S. Navy chaplain, is being sued by Weinstein and his family in a case that could, as Diane Jennings reports in this morning's Dallas Morning News, "test the limits of free speech and prayer."
Underlying the case is a growing fight in the military between those who want America's armed forces to be secular and those praying and working for armed forces that fight for Christ.
Does Klingenschmitt really want Mikey Weinstein dead? Reports Jennings who asked Klingenschmitt this very question: "'I pray the Psalm that his days are few,' he replied." Weinstein reports numerous threats made against his family.
Writes Jennings: "Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said he wants Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former U.S. Navy chaplain, to 'stop asking Jesus to plunder my fields ... seize my assets, kill me and my family then wipe away our descendants for 10 generations.'" The suit also asks the court to stop the defendants – Klingenschmitt and Jim Ammerman, the founder of the Dallas-based Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches – from 'encouraging, soliciting, directing, abetting or attempting to induce others to engage in similar conduct.'"
The full piece can be read at: Lawyer sues to end Dallas group's 'threat' prayers.