FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WOMEN’S PRAYER GROUP: “GIVE THEM BREAST CANCER, IN JESUS’ NAME!”
Albuquerque, NM, April 24, 2012 – The latest salvo in the War on Women has been sadly and ironically perpetrated by an anonymous “womens prayer circle” sending a deplorable piece of hate mail to Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) President and Founder, Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein.
The following is the shocking crux of this hate message. Please note that spelling and grammar mistakes are presented as originally received:
“But [we pray] not against you Mickey. We know by your internet site and your book who it is to be. Now for our prayer, we pray that the women who work in your MFRR and the women in your family will befall fast moving breast cancer which can not everbe cured.”
Read the full hate email here: http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2012/04/we-pray-christ-jesus-to-stop-you/
These tragically misguided women have been so warped by their extremism that they are praying for a disease that already is responsible for killing about 3% of all women  to strike down even more. They are praying for fourteen women either connected with MRFF or within the Weinstein family to die painful deaths simply because this “prayer circle” disagrees with MRFF’s mission of enforcing the constitutionally-guaranteed separation of church and state in the U.S. military.
MRFF’s fight is against the most extreme religious zealots the United States has to offer. The same extremist mentality causing women to pray for the cancer deaths of fourteen wonderful women has also resulted in U.S. Marines posing next to a Nazi SS flag , a Marine Fighter Squadron fighting under the name and imagery of Crusaders , Air Force nuclear missile launch officers effectively being taught that “Jesus Loves Nukes” , along with countless other examples of blatantly unconstitutional and maliciously inappropriate religious incursion in the military.
MRFF’s significant base of Christian supporters often shares their horror at the actions undertaken by fundamentalist Christian extremists that give all Christians a bad name and awful reputation. Many Christians ask themselves, “What would Jesus do?” Would Jesus pray for the deaths of fourteen women?
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation holds that It’s vitally important that this type of extremist mentality is no longer allowed to take root in our military. Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan, Sikh, celebrate another faith tradition, or none at all, MRFF calls for you to stand together in support of this simple standard:
We will not tolerate harm, threats, or abuse in the name of religion.
For more information about the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, please visit http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/
ABOUT MICHAEL L. “MIKEY” WEINSTEIN:
Mikey Weinstein is the Founder and President of the four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominated civil rights organization known as the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and author of WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military, and NO SNOWFLAKE IN AN AVALANCHE: The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, its Battle to Defend the Constitution, and One Family’s Courageous War Against Religious Extremism in High Places. He is an honor graduate of the USAF Academy, a former White House Counsel in the Reagan Administration and former General Counsel to Texas billionaire and two-time Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot and Perot Systems Corporation. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.