The Pentagon is turning to Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the virulently anti-Christian Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), for help in silencing Christians in the military. This latest attack on faith from the Obama administration almost defies belief. But it is very real.
In a recently published rant, Weinstein calls evangelical Christians "fundamentalist Christian monsters."
"Leaders at all levels," the Weinstein-inspired Pentagon document says, "must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion." Noncompliance, the Pentagon stated, even from ordained chaplains, could result in court-martialing on a case-by-case basis.
The DOD then announced that "evangelism" is permitted but not "proselytization" and only as long as it doesn't make anyone feel "uncomfortable." That vague standard will confuse and silence. And the reality is that this policy is being used to violate First Amendment rights.
MRFF Board member Larry Wilkerson compares the act of rape to sharing the Gospel. "Sexual assault and proselytizing are absolutely destructive ... This is a national security threat," Wilkerson insists. "What is happening [aside from sexual assault] is spiritual rape. And what the Pentagon needs to understand is that it is sedition and treason. It should be punished."
The punishment for treason in America is death. Are we to assume that MRFF would be lobbying for that as well?
That's why I'm asking you to give now to Family Research Council's American Hero Defense Fund. Our goal is to raise at least $70,000 this week to defend our military heroes and stop these vicious attacks on their First Amendment rights.
If the rights of our military heroes are stripped away, how long will it be until all of us will be forced to keep silent about our faith in the public square?
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