Mikey Weinstein

Tell Mikey:  Have a Blessed day!  Jackass!


(name withheld)

Hi (name withheld),

First, as a former USAF Helicopter Rescue Pilot and having served two tours of duty in Vietnam, let me thank you for your long service to our country.

I think it’s fair to point out that Mr. Weinstein is not a “Jackass” but rather a man who has served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and founded the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to help ensure that each and every member of the Armed Forces is treated equally and given the religious freedom and, if necessary, freedom from religion guaranteed by our Constitution.

Certain elements of the military have, for some time,  been exerting their rank and power  by applying  coercive Christian proselytizing to our troops. MRFF is currently addressing over 40 thousand complaints from our young men and women in the military as to their being subject to such illegal and unconstitutional activity.

Mr. Weinstein has enabled many of our young troops to avoid coercive proselytizing by interceding with superiors and commanders.

Although the use of “Have a Blessed Day” may seem innocuous to you, there is a religious element to it that does not belong in the armed forces because of the  connotation that indicates a religious greeting to be answered similarly.

The large number of varying religious beliefs in the military are better served by remaining religion neutral and operating on a level which does not include religion. It is far better for religion to remain personal and private and pursued through accepted channels and during appropriate scheduled religious services.

Thank you for your concern and I hope I have explained our position adequately.

Rick Baker
Capt. USAF (Medically Ret)
MRFF Volunteer.




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