Skip to comments.This Is What Intolerance Smells Like
Posted on 05/01/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT by Kaslin
President Obama's new "religious tolerance" consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.
By employing his consulting services, and as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama is effectively endorsing Weinstein's recently voiced and written views such as: "Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized [sic] and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation's armed forces."
Weinstein's inflamed word picture helps the rest of us understand what the world looks like to those who live with their eyes wide shut and sort of sounds like that old cereal commercial... except this time Mikey doesn't like it - Christianity, that is, so no one else should. And Mikey's giving the rest of us an object lesson in intolerance by showing us what liberal secularists are about: "It's our way, or we shut you down." In this case, Obama's anti-Christian hit man, Weinstein, proposes that honorable men and women in the military who speak about their faith should be charged with a crime worthy of capital punishment. Smells like bull to me.
In recent months, there has been a push against Christianity in the military. A few notables include a military training instructor labeling Jews, Christians, Catholics and Mormons as extremists alongside al Qaeda. The Army blocked a Southern Baptist website, citing it displayed "hostile content," (the Pentagon has since blamed it on a malware glitch), and an Army email was distributed warning fellow soldiers to beware of Christian ministry "hate groups." Each of these incidents could be reasoned-away individually, but they all have one thing in common: Intolerance has an unmistakable stench.
News has it that Mr. Weinstein endorsed the Southern Poverty Law Center's recent statement listing certain Christian organizations as hate groups. He also whole-heartedly agreed with comments made by radical Army Lt. Col. Jack Rich, who told his subordinates to be on the lookout for dangerous Christian soldiers who should be expelled from the military for their beliefs.
Lauding the Lt. Colonel's statement in a Huffington Post anti-Christian hit piece April 16, Weinstein said, "We should as a nation effusively applaud Lt. Col. Rich," and said America should go further to "vigorously support the continuing efforts to expose pathologically anti-gay, Islamaphobic, and rabidly intolerant agitators for what they are: die-hard enemies of the United States Constitution. Monsters, one and all. To do anything less would be to roll out a red carpet to those who would usher in a blood-drenched, draconian era of persecutions, nationalistic militarism, and superstitious theocracy."
Gee, if I didn't know better, I'd think he was speaking about why we are fighting the war on terror.
Religious intolerance reached the proverbial Foggy Bottom in the same article when Weinstein described Christians as "those evil fundamentalist Christian creatures" who hide behind the "facades" of "family values" and "religious liberty." The same attributes could be also pinned to America's founders, whom I suppose Mr. Intolerance would also deem as subversives.
It is obvious, foamy-mouthed Mikey has a bone to pick with Christians, and he's found an effective way to get what he wants by working for the president and the president's new military "yes man" Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Our fine men and women of the military, who are part of a historically noble institution, deserve so much better but are once again the punching bag at the expense of this intolerant administration.
Bitch at the GOP. We know obama hates christians. The GOP needs to either end this fiasco or admit it is part of it.
It has been perverted.
I would suggest all Christians remove themselves from the Military. Smells like a serious Zot in the air to me.
Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against Christians
"The Obama administrations Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered religious extremists, even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. After the explosive revelations hit the headlines, outrage promptly ensued. Now, critics are calling for an immediate public apology to the soldiers exposed to the hateful propaganda, as well as to the Christian and Jewish communities targeted in the presentation.
The latest scandal to hit the Obama administration and its handling of the military surrounds a so-called Equal Opportunity training course [33-pg PDF file] presented to U.S. Army Reserve forces in Pennsylvania. During the presentation, troops were subjected to a slideshow that included a segment on what was dubbed religious extremism. At the top of the list the very first item was evangelical Christianity in the United States. Also included were ultra-Orthodox Jews, Catholicism, fundamentalist Mormons, and Islamophobia.
[see article for other links]
Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops
"Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nations armed forces."
Those words were recently written by Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. Weinstein will be a consultant to the Pentagon to develop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual counseling of American troops.
Weinstein decries what he calls the virulent religious oppression perpetrated by conservative Christians, whom he refers to as monstrosities and pitiable unconstitutional carpetbaggers, comparing them to bigots in the Deep South during the civil rights era.
[Flashback] Homeland Security RightWing Extremism: Domestic Terrorism Military Veterans Cited
Well....we can't say they didn't warn us. The path is clear.
They just appointed a rabid Christian-hater who pens virulent anti-Christian vomit, worthy of a jihadist imam, to develop military policies on religious tolerance.
> They just appointed a rabid Christian-hater who pens virulent anti-Christian vomit, worthy of a jihadist imam, to develop military policies on religious tolerance.
Wake me up from this nightmare. The Left has absolutely no clue as to what common sense is; appointing an extremely intolerant individual to develop policies on religious tolerance. Sureeee makes plenty of sense. I think we have reached the days Isaiah spoke about where good is called evil and vice versa. I’m guessing God has put the charcoals in the pit and is about to light ‘em. I’m guessing Jesus is assembling his army as well...
You have to understand what the terms mean!
“religious tolerance” MEANS “virulently anti-Christian”
Things like this are starting to make me glad I was turned down for military service. I’m an atheist myself, but I do believe in freedom of religion and freedom of expression for all, and any government that wants to punish soldiers for nothing more than a belief isn’t promoting a military devoted to the defense of freedom.
This guy is as bad as it gets. Even after Obama was elected, I never suspected he would openly allow such extreme bigotry. He not only allows it, he is pushing it.
Obama is proving that my worst fears about what he would do were not extreme enough.
Onward Christian Solider, marching on to war. With the Cross of Jesus, going on before. Our active duty children know better. Rise, Christian, Rise! Love your enemy but hate evil. This person is evil. When is enough, enough?
This is EXACTLY the time for Americans to join the military in droves and violate this illegal order.
It is against regulation to obey an illegal order, and there is no doubt this is an illegal order.
"Witnessing" (proclaiming Jesus to others) is a religious observance for every Christian denomination I know of, except for perhaps "The Primitive Baptist Church".
It is ILLEGAL for any governmental group to demand that a religious group NOT follow their religion's religious observances.
It was said best by Pope John Paul II: "No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all people."
The Pope, of course, got that from Jesus, who in Mark 16 said: "15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation"
There can be NO DOUBT: "proclaiming Jesus" is MORE a religious observance for Christians than is most anything else in our Christian faith.
Telling Christians NOT to proclaim is no different than telling Christians that they are not permitted to practice their religion.
Army FM 1-05 says:
1-4. At every echelon of the force, the chaplaincy is the Armys primary agency for ensuring the right to free exercise of religion for Soldiers on behalf of the commander. The chaplains and chaplain assistants, from the Chief of Chaplains down to battalion UMTs, fulfill this core and essential responsibility. Based upon the requirements of the operational mission, a Soldier exercises this right in a number of ways to include:
- Worshipping according to ones faith.
- Seeking religious counsel and care.
- Keeping holy days and observances.
- Participating in rites, sacraments, and ordinances.
- Practicing dietary laws.
One can't "keep observances" such as "witnessing", if one is prevented from doing so. The only way to tell a soldier that he/she can't "keep an observance" of his religion is to force him to follow a different religion.
We will not give in. We will not leave the field of battle to the socialists!
But could that be what they want-for all Christians to quit or not join the military?
Could they be the soldiers that would hesitate or worse )in their eyes), not follow orders to shoot citizens?
I think that is their end game—just think of an army full of atheists and muslims rolling down your street to check for guns in your home—very scary thought.
He is worse then bad. He is evil
Nothing personal, but the United States could never have been created by atheists, and won’t be able to continue without God.
I was attending college on an athletic scholarship in 1969. I was engaged to a girl at another school and was also head over heels in love with her. Then she broke up with me and married a boy who attended her college.
I just went to the draft board and told them to draft me. I traveled from Defuniak Springs to Montgomery, Alabama with two other boys. One was extremely skinny and the other very obese.
Guess what? they took them both and turned me down for poor hearing. It was true that I had damaged my hearing from shooting without hearing protection but I never dreamed it was that bad.
My Father was disappointed but Mother was overjoyed. I skipped the rest of the quarter and started back in 1970. I learned later through a mutual friend that my old GF had put off her wedding until two years later and after I had become engaged to another girl.
This is the new I guess we have a new “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy! Okay to be gay, but Christians must go in the closet! Unbelievable how quickly this so-called president has destroyed us.
Oh now it’s the GOP’s fault. Is your name Barak Obama?
When questioned on the rights of Christians hiring employees of their choice, Chai Feldblum stated Gays win; Christians lose.
This is what they’re after. Christians lose. Christians persecuted. Christians exterminated.
My 17 year old nephew was all set to join, we’ve changed his mind. Thank God
The GOPe has been part of it for a very long time. Aren’t you GOP lovers just so fargin happy about that? (not you Norm)
Now go back to watching your BGL (Big Government League) broadcast that features this week, the Republicans vs. Democrats. Just the same as your NFL game of the week with the Packers vs. the Bears (or whatever team seems to be your flavor)
It is all the same as far as I am concerned.
That’s exactly what they want. For good men not to join. They can downsize the military and weaken it at the same time. In other words, destroy it. Ripe for invasion pretty soon.
And if someone begins marching in the streets violating the Constitution, and overthrowing the Government of the land, is it not our duty as citizens to put them down like the invaders that they are? Uniforms tend to identify the combatants, and I highly doubt there will be ONE real Christian who will take part.
That is why they will have to be listening for that still small voice that says,
And they will. Watch for it, as long as there are Christians in the Military, we don't have much to worry about, but if they drive them out we got bigger things to worry about than Obama’s little army fantasy.
Russia and China will be on their way. And God will behind THEM against US. Talk about a spanking. And if you have a hard time believing it, just read the old testament.
God is real, and America owes him an Apology, and He WILL collect no matter what it takes to get us there. Any good parent has to make that choice, no matter how much hurt is involved.
What are they doing to stop it. You think this just materialized out of thin air?
Answer that before defending them further.
Does anyone remember Danny Wuerffel? He quarterbacked the Ft. Walton Bch. Vikings to the Florida State Championship. He then quarterbacked Florida to the national championship and won the Heisman Trophy.
His Father was a chaplain at Eglin AFB. Danny was about as good a Christian as one could want. Tim Tebow said he modeled his life after Wuerffel.
I don’t seen how Danny’s Father could survive in today’s military.
I see your point though plus perhaps it is a good way to keep them honest.
As I’ve said before, on too many occasions, for some reason I thought the Republican Party controlled the House of Representatives. Why do I hear nothing from them on this and other issues??
“Oh now its the GOPs fault. Is your name Barak Obama?”
You know what? When someone comes out with something this absurd I have to ask.
Whose side are you on? America’s or the GOPs? Because I want to know just how many times we are supposed to sit back and watch them ignore Obama’s overreaching.
You think the very idiots that funded his overreaches and rapes of the constitution are above reproach?
Yea. I am damn pissed off with that comment. So how about you tell us when you ‘feel’ it’s ok to criticize a do nothing bunch of cave in artists and when it isn’t.
Tell us the GOP rules of engagement.
I am tired of blaming Obama. He is what he is. When the GOP had a chance to oust him, they ran a Liberal and went scorched earth on conservatives to ensure a loss.
Wake the hell up and see the problem before you.
Sounds like an Irish Jew.
No doubt, and yet I would not want my very Christian nephew to be in the mix of this nest.
Something is going to give, it’s inevitable.
Ayn Rand shoots that down rather well.
You do know Ayn Rand, one of the most vocal supporters of individual rights and critic of big government, was an atheist, yes? Her followers are mostly atheist, yet five minutes on the Ayn Rand Institute, Voices for Reason, and Capitalism.com will show you how devoted they are to individual rights.
And for the record, this disgusts me to no end and I just sent Weinstein my opinion of him on Facebook.
The awful proof that our military is being de-spiritualized is the soaring military suicide rate, which since more than four years ago has exceeded annually the number of service connected deaths due to enemy action.
Current command guidance for `suicide prevention’ makes absolutely no mention of the role of religious faith in granting to those who believe, the spiritual strength to resist adversity & despair.
People of faith are far, far less likely to kill themselves. Now, atheist FReepers, it is entirely possible to maintain one’s own survival based on nothing more than rock-solid inner resources, got it.
But as one of the more tolerant among you stated, individuals should not be deprived of their right to express their faith nor to draw solace therefrom.
This Mikey Weinstein is a raging anti-Christian fanatic. He probably isn’t too keen on observant Jews, either.
It’s obvious that he is delusional and in need of psych help. Besides, what grown man calls himself “Mikey”?
“I am advising young Americans NOT to join the U.S. military.”
No, they should join. Serve quietly, and observe. Learn well. Become very skilled. Then when this budding revolutionary guard is turned against the populace, they will better understand how to throw sand in the gears. If they happen to be in service at the time, so much the better.
Corrode the revolutionary sodomite enemy from within, the way they have us.
The military being unable to fully trust it’s own formations to attack Americans is a wonderful thing.
God can protect His own and do what He wants to do, where He wants to do it.
Naturally. She’s an atheist. They had no influence in The Founding.
No kidding. Mikey is as anti-Christian as they come, disguising his obvious bias by claiming to be some sort watchdog against all religious indoctrination in the military. What a worm... He looks like a thinner version of Joe Besser, only more effeminate-looking.
Obama is obviously going out of his way to elevate people who he knows will enrage conservatives.
I would suggest every Christian able should sign up and bury these commie wannabees
Guess that doesn't apply to Christians, whites or conservatives.
Not, but logic and the mind did.
Piece of detritus. This entire regime is on the same level as the Khmer Rouge!
You ever wonder why they’re putting so much focus on drones? It’s easy to work out. When they’ve pushed all Christians out of the military, they’ll just have a small force of homos. They’ll be too weak and effeminate to enforce the admin’s law onto the people as they shred the constitution. This is why they’re mechanizing. Hope & Change Terminators don’t ask questions.
THE ENEMY IS WITHIN! May God watch over us.
I haven't been posting these for years because they seemed funny or clever.
Many people simply refuse to acknowledge the truth in them, and will shun the messenger from the fear or shame of their willful blindness.
I know this from painful experience, and will never fully recover what hope and faith preceded.
Unless the evil is stopped, it will cost us all much more than we currently imagine.
Hey, Casey - the Balkans have got lots of diversity.
Hasn't done them a damn bit of good.