FOX NEWS RADIO – Air Force Removes “Inspirational” Painting

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  • An inspirational painting that referenced a Bible verse has been removed from a dining hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base after an anti-religion group filed a complaint, Fox News has learned.
    The painting featured a medieval crusader and referenced Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation called the painting “repugnant” and an “overt display of Christian nationalism.”
  • The Military Religious Freedom Foundation touted Weinstein’s influence within the military in a column titled “The Pentagon Most Certainly Is Listening to Mikey Weinstein.”Chris Rodda, senior research director for the MRFF wrote that the wing commander told Weinstein “that he will be ordering another inspection to rid his base of anything else like what had been hanging in the dining hall.”Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (Ret.), vice president of the Family Research Council, told Fox News the removal of the picture raises serious questions about Weinstein’s influence within the military.“This is clearly more evidence of anti-Christian activity in the military,” Boykin told Fox News.
  • But Boykin’s said the Pentagon’s handling of the Air Force base portrait demonstrates Weinstein does in fact wield power within the military.“There is a foundation of truth in what he told the Washington Post,” Boykin said. “He has influence. He clearly has influence within the Air Force.”Boykin said this latest incident also raises serious questions about Pentagon attitudes towards religious liberty.“We’ve gotten so many conflicting statements from the Pentagon,” he said. “It’s leading me to wonder what the truth is – not only about the DoD policy – but what is their relationship with Mikey Weinstein and how much influence does he have?”

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