HUFFINGTON POST – The Pentagon Most Certainly is Listening to Mikey Weinstein

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  • For an undetermined number of years, adorning a wall in the Wagon Wheel dining hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho was an inspirational piece of artwork proclaiming the message of Matthew 5:9 — “Blessed are the peacemakers” — because nothing says “peacemaker” like the image of the medieval crusader that this message accompanied. The artwork was also emblazoned with the word “integrity,” because nothing, of course, says “integrity” like an overt display of Christian nationalism.

  • This morning, MRFF was contacted by a non-commissioned officer (NCO) from this Air Force Base, who was acting as the spokesperson for a group of twenty-two airmen who wanted this repugnant piece of artwork removed. Were these airmen a bunch of militant atheists who seek to rid the military of all vestiges of religion? Well, no. Seventeen of the twenty-two are Christians, both Catholic and Protestant.

    The NCO speaking for the group had first contacted another organization in his area to ask for help in getting the artwork removed. That organization referred him to America’s most diabolical defender of religious liberty the “Field General of the Godless Armies of Satan,” as one prominent mega-church pastor dubbed him — Mikey Weinstein, head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).

    Mikey immediately called the Pentagon because, you know, he can do that (to the obvious consternation of the folks at breitbart.com, certain members of Congress, and other modern-day Christian crusaders).Mikey gave the Air Force an hour to take action.

    By the time Mikey talked to the Wing Commander at the base a few minutes later, the Wing Commander had already been contacted by the Pentagon.

    Fifty-six minutes after his call to the Pentagon, the image of the crusader, with its odious melding of the crusader flag with the American flag, had been removed from the dining hall.

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5 Comments

  1. David Lynch

    I am a Christian, sir, with several Bibles in my home. I even have a scripture verse displayed above my door. I want to know what your going to do about it. Are you going to call the Pentagon on me now? Are you going to call the Police? BRING IT!!!!!

    If you think you can do something to me than BRING IT!!!!

    Let’s see what you got.

  2. W Higgins

    I appreciate what you folks do. There is no place for the establishment of religion in any tax payer funded facility. Thank you for being there and standing up against the separation our founding fathers intended.

    Thank you for all you do.

  3. Judy

    “Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;”
    NOTHING IN THE CONSTITUTION MENTIONS SEPARATION OF RELIGION.
    And now the Pentagon is discriminating against a piece of art and history?
    The art shows a nurse with a cross on her bosom. Historically, this was common attire for medics who helped wounded soldiers. Why is that wrong?
    The art shows a proud soldier standing guard.
    Integrity as described by Aristotle: “compassion, courage, honesty, loyalty, patience.” Why is that wrong?
    The artist’s mention of that particular verse in the gospel of Matthew, as it pertains to a military person and nurse, is an artist’s conception that our military, clergy, medical professionals helps to keep us secure (peaceful).
    If the pentagon and Weinstein cannot see the truth in this, then I feel sorry for them.

    “Only virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

  4. Furloughed Federal Employee

    I hope my tax dollars aren’t paying for this POS “organization”. Looks like the head muslim in charge (HMIC) is responsible for this little hate group and force-feeding more garbage to the citizens of this country. “Nothing says “peacemaker” like the image of the medieval crusader that this message accompanied”? Nothing says “WHINY-ASSED PUNKS” like this organization. I pray that when we get this illegal alien out of office your organization goes the same way. As a 40-year federal employee, I am ashamed of any remote association with this group. You make me sick. “Little Mikey Weinstein” – how cute is that? Are you serious??!! What a waste of government money.

  5. GARY THOMPSON

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE STATEMENT OF ” NO ATHEISTS IN FOXHOLES ?? “. MY FATHER IN LAW SERVED THIS COUNTRY FOR 8 YEARS , WAS IN THE 3RD WAVE AT OMAHA BEACH , D DAY . HE CALLED ON GOD TO HELP HIM , WHICH HE DID , HE WAS ALSO A NON PRACTICING CHRISTIAN AT THE TIME . HE WAS WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE . WHY WOULDN’T HE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO HIS GOD AT HIS TIME OF NEED ?? MY FATHER , 23 YEARS , WW2 , KOREA FOUGHT FOR THE SAME RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO CALL ON HIS GOD TOO , HE SAW WHAT THE GODLESS HAD BEEN ABLE TO DO ON THIS WORLD , HE TOO WAS NOT A PRACTICING CHRISTIAN EITHER BUT RECOGNIZED THE FREEDOM TO BELIEVE OR NOT , HIS CHOICE WITHOUT ANY CRITICISM . WHY DO YOU ATTEMPT TO DISHONOR THE MEMORIES OF GREAT MEN WHO ALSO FOUGHT & DIED FOR THE RIGHT TO CALL ON THEIR GOD AT THEIR TIME OF NEED ?? LEAVE THE CHAPLAINS ALONE , LET THEM DO THEIR JOB , LET GOD JUDGE WHAT IS TO BE SAID . NO HARM COMES FROM A CHAPLAIN DOING HIS DUTY , WHICH IS DUTY TO GOD FIRST . THANK YOU ,
    GARY THOMPSON

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