Propaganda Bonanza For ISIS: Air Force General Defies Law By Witnessing for Jesus in Full Uniform  on Worldwide TV and Internet

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Thursday, May 13, 2015

General Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
1670 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1670

Re: USAF Major General Craig S. Olson

General Mark A. Welsh III,

This demand letter is sent to you on behalf of countless members of the United States Air Force who are utterly disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing recently perpetrated, on international television (“GOD TV”), and streaming all over the internet and in full military uniform, by USAF Major General Craig S. Olson on Thursday, May 7, 2015 during a VERY public speech for a private Christian organization (The “National Day of Prayer Task Force”: NDPTF) headed up by Focus on the Family founder, Dr. James Dobson’s, wife Shirley Dobson.

Olson’s highly publicized, sectarian speech is nothing less than a brutal disgrace to the very uniform he was wearing and the solemn oath he took to support and defend the United States Constitution. This public address was his, and the USAF’s, “contribution” to this scathingly sectarian 2015 version of the NDPTF’s annual shame spectacle and display of Christian supremacy and exceptionalism held in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm EDT on that date.

As you well know, Major General Olson is the “Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks” at Hanscom AFB, Mass. where, as that installation’s highest ranking officer, he commands 2,200 subordinate Air Force personnel and is in charge of nearly $11,000,000,000.00 of American taxpayer funds.

General Welsh, as the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Thus, please take a good, hard look at this link below and tell me that you’re just not sick to damn death seeing an active duty Air Force General Officer boastfully proselytizing and freely witnessing his personal brand of his own fundamentalist flavor of his evangelical Christian faith to literally a worldwide television audience and, concomitantly, streaming over the World Wide Web on “GOD TV”:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNbaMXzaPQg

You know, Mark, just a very few days ago, another one of your Major Generals blatantly disgraced the uniform by describing a picture of alleged intoxicated USAF personnel as appearing to him to be “drunker than 10,000 Indians.” Thankfully THAT flag officer stepped down almost immediately. Even more thankfully, despite the obvious unbridled bigotry, racism and prejudice clearly illustrated by his hideous remark slamming Native Americans, the national security implications of HIS statement, at least, are literally DWARFED by the same national security risk analysis given Major General Olson’s screed of fundamentalist Christian triumphalism as broadcast around-the-world on “GOD TV” and the Web. Indeed, I should NOT at ALL have to explain for you and your senior Air Force staff the obvious clear and present danger to our nation’s critical national security safety created by the tragic juxtaposition and unlawful conflation of Major General Olson’s senior military command position with his twenty minute “sermon” of fundamentalist Christian extremism delivered over worldwide TV and internet, with insipid “Stepford Wife”, smiling face, nonverbal punctuation, in full Air Force service dress uniform. Do I?

Can you even IMAGINE the essentially limitless propaganda bonanza this speech by Olson has ALREADY likely provided the sinister likes of ISIS/ISIL, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Taliban and a horde of other terrorist organizations that universally depend on painting the United States military as “Crusaders” for a virtual galaxy of nefarious reasons?

Oh, Mark, by the way, please take another good look at the controlling, new USAF regulation which is DIRECTLY on point here; Air Force Instruction 1-1, Section 2.12:

2.12. Balance of Free Exercise of Religion and Establishment Clause. Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for their own free exercise of religion, including individual expressions of religious beliefs, and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. They must ensure their words and actions cannot reasonably be construed to be officially endorsing or disapproving of, or extending preferential treatment for any faith, belief, or absence of belief. (emphasis added)

In light of your very own Air Force regulation, irrefutably on point with the matter herein, and the violation of which is proscribed as a potential FELONY under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, do you honestly NOT see any incredibly serious problems here with Olson’s statements, Mark? Please also note the controlling holding of the seminal 1974 Supreme Court case of Parker vs. Levy (417 U.S. 733), penned by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, significantly limiting the Constitutional rights of active duty military members (such as Major General Olson) vs. the same rights enjoyed by their American civilian counterparts.

Additionally, Major General Olson has violated the No Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights as well as having constructively created a banned “religious test” in specific contravention of Clause 3, Article VI of the body of the United States Constitution.

He is also providing an unlawful endorsement and selective benefit to a non-Federal entity (the NDPTF, which is a private organization), in violation of both the Joint Ethics Regulation (DoD 5500.7-R) prohibition on endorsement of non-Federal entities and DoD Instruction 5410.19, which prohibits the providing of a selective benefit or preferential treatment to any private organization, as well as violating a slew of other DoD directives, instructions, and regulations.

Consequently, on behalf of itself and its over 41,000 active duty and veteran armed forces clients, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) hereby demands that Major General Craig S. Olson be immediately, aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions via trial by General Courts Martial and that any and all others who assisted him with his NDPTF speech of fundamentalist Christian supremacy be likewise investigated and punished to the full extent of military law.

For further background please see the following links:

Military participation in the NDP is an even greater national security threat than ever, with the event being broadcast around the world on GOD TV and also being streamed on the internet. 

National Day of Prayer 2014 Postmortem — U.S. Military Endorses Calling its Commander-in-Chief the ‘Abortion President’

The exact same military participation took place back in 2010 (band, color guard, speaker, etc.), and the exact same regulations were violated today. 

Sincerely,

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Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, Esq.

Founder and President

Military Religious Freedom Foundation

CC:

The Honorable Ashton Carter, United States Secretary of Defense

The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force

General Martin E. Dempsey – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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  1. Jason May 17, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I hope you find yourself praying to the God you all hate so much! Preach on General!!!!!

  2. Robert W Boatwright May 17, 2015 at 8:38 am

    This man has defended the very rights you wish to take away. Jesus is his Lord and saviour and mine also!

  3. mike May 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Your ignorance in response to the general voicing his belief is the exact same rights that have been given to you to disbelieve and vocalize it as with the rights of the Muslims
    try being a little less hypocritical and ignorant of the way our country is if you in fact are not happy I am sure I and several million others would be happy to pay for your flights to some other foreign country that gives you no rights

  4. John May 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

    You people are fools, really you can’t thank god? Well THANK YOU GOD!!!!! What does it matter if he thanks god oh ya he is in the military and can’t do that right, well news flash the is a christian nation and you fools have no part in it so take your crying little asses out of here and go live in some muslim nation.

  5. David May 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I am an atheist and I find the actions of your group appalling. You represent all that is wrong with this country right now when you refuse to believe others have the freedom to worship when and where they choose.

    A war is coming in the US and you Libtards will be on the losing end of it.

  6. Gregory A Boeshans May 17, 2015 at 8:45 am

    As a former Navy enlisted man and a Christian, believer in Freedom, religious and otherwise; it sickens me to read about people like you taking issue with a good man promoting good (after all, Jesus was a good man upon whom most Christians base their belief system). If a human being makes a speech claiming that he owes his success to something or someone else other than his own doing, why would anyone take a stance so staunchly against him and everything he believes in? Could it be that you and others like you are afraid, jealous, or worried that someone might try to model themselves inline with such success? To accuse Major General Olson of a crime worthy of court marshal is absolutely ludicrous in my opinion.

    This man is not calling or trying to force others to believe what he believes, he is humbly crediting a supreme being he believes in, for his successes. The guaranty of religious freedom should be his protection, not his undoing.

    I challenge you to spend your short time on this earth bringing real criminals to justice and to let alone those who are doing and promoting inherently good things and accomplishments.

    Sincerely,

    Gregory A. Boeshans

  7. Peter Tornel May 17, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Thank God for Craig S. Olson, his service to our nation, and his comments about his belief in God.

    Our constitutional rights come from God, not man. And those who want to take away our rights are attacking the core connection between God and America.

    This is nothing new, but it is more dangerous today since our president endorses this leftist, communist program of attack.

    Your group should be ashamed of itself and come clean by displaying the hammer and sickle instead of the American flag.

    God Bless America!

  8. Duncan May 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

    You are as mad and fascistic and as reactionary as those fucking Islamists. Wind your neck in you soft cunts. Stop your fucking snivelling. You’re as soppy as a box of wet frogs.

  9. Rex May 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Freedom “of” religion, not “from” religion you hypocritical pos. Men of faith and honor like this General fight for your very right to speak, organize, worship, no matter your race, religion or sexual orientation. The very fact that you’re attacking this man for his faith tells me you were nothing but a loser in life. Oh, by the way, God died for your sins. These sins too. So thank God and this General for your right to be a pos.

  10. Mike May 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Countless members who are utterly disgusted? Really, countless? My guess might be a couple dozen.

    We support Craig S. Olsen 100%.

    Maybe you should spend your energy is doing something positive for this country.

    God Bless America!!

  11. mikey_you_are_trash May 17, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Dear ‘Mikey’ Weinstein,

    You are trash. Your organization is trash. You are a spineless weasel, and you should be thankful that men and women like this general fight for your freedom.

    Did I mention that you are trash?

    You could stop being trash at any time, but I’m going to guess that you prefer your dumpster thought processes to the alternative.

    Take care, trash. You could always do everyone a favor and take yourself out.. since you are trash.

  12. Joseph Figarelli May 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

    FUCK YOU, COMMUNIST FAGGOTT COCKSUCKERS.

  13. jeff May 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Nobody is good but God. I’m praying you will find out how hard it is to kick against the pricks and change your bigoted mission, much like Saul.

  14. Thomas May 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    97% of the people in the US, according to a recent poll, believe in God. Why should the MISGUIDED 3% think that they have any right to force their NON-BELIEF on us? Get over your high and mighty attitude and realize that WE have rights too. I’d tell you to go to Hell, but, of course, you don’t believe in that either!

  15. Dave May 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Are you people seriously kidding me?
    This Air Force General was making a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force!! A private ceremony!
    Instead of complaing about his “crimes” (again, are you kidding me? CRIMES!) What you should be doing
    is THANKING him, and the millions of other brave men and women (of which my son, my dad and myself are included) for giving you people the freedom to complain and act like such idiots. We paid the price for your freedom to worry about other people’s lifes.
    Get over yourself and quit trying to justify your existence by making other peoples life hell!

  16. arron May 17, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I bet you people don’t spread this bullshit face to face with anyone because I know if you come to my door after the greeting and hearing what you have to say your going to be dodging .45 rounds all the way back to your vehicle you make me sick to my stomach

  17. Dale May 17, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Using the power of the federal government to silence an individual who simply is staying what he believes is a clear violation of the very amendment you claim to support, Mikey. You would silence this man’s speech, and restrict his freedom to practice purely based on the fact that he, like most service members wears his uniform as formal dress. Thank God major General Olson has the courage to stand and be counted among the Believers.

  18. James May 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

    What part of National Prayer Breakfast do you not understand.
    I am a Vietnam vet and 20 year retiree – disgusted that I gave so much so you could warp and abuse the free speech ethic.
    We as Christians are entitled to the same freedoms as you – and to hide this hypocrisy in the flag I served under is disgusting to me and all of my brothers in arms.
    Shame

  19. Pyrate May 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

    You people are a bunch of islamic fundamentalists hiding behind your so called badge, and like ISIS you should be wiped off the face of the planet.

    GOD IS GREAT! EAT THAT YOU PIGS!

    DAMN FOOLS!

  20. I. Am. SIckofuloudmouths May 17, 2015 at 9:07 am

    It doesn’t matter if theses people believe in hell or not, for they will find out one exists when they meet the Mker that they refuse to acknowledge and persecute others for Believing and expressing their beliefs under the Bill of Rights.

    Have anice journey to hell and think about your transgressions for all eternity.

  21. Ian Burleson May 17, 2015 at 9:10 am

    mr. Weinstein:
    Do us all a favor and shut up. That’s a right too many of your ilk fail consistently to exercise.

  22. Wayne May 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    What a sad and pathetic little man you must be. I bet you would never go after a Muslim praising Allah in a speech! Why? Because your a weak coward and they would likely murder you, unlike Christians.
    Its why u go after Christians… u coward.

  23. Rick May 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Looks like everyone who posted a comment is for General Olson. Soooo…this begs the question…. where are the countless members who are offended??? I am retired Air Force. I am also a believer in Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savoir. I support the general 110%!!! This country needs more men such as General Olson. Remember, this country was founded on the bases of religious freedom! You cannot change that, no matter how hard you try.

  24. Jeffrey May 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

    As an atheist and skeptic I have to say this is really reaching. I have seen multiple event where Obama is praying and sometimes its a sectarian message. Are you going to ask for the President to be impeached? After all, Obama is the commander-in-chief of US armed forces and references to one god, gods, heavenly father, or ANY religion whatsoever is a violation of my sensibilities as an atheist.

  25. Julius May 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Forget the Religious side of this, let’s talk abut the Human side of it.

    You aren’t fit to lick the bottom of the General’s muddy, trench encrusted boots.

    Before you scaled another good American, try to quit hating yourself.

  26. [email protected] May 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Bravo for anyone having the courage to voice their convictions. This harms no one, except the angry people trying to stamp out religion across the globe. Oh, and good luck with that.

    Bill Mudge
    Glen Ellyn, IL

  27. Jerry THOMPSON May 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I’m surprised because by the looks of the last name of the person signing the letter he comes from one of the 12 tribes of Judah. His family must have done something to him to turn him off from his creator. Anger and rage can cause people to lash out in negative and very hateful was to others who trigger those feelings. Mikey Weinstien needs prayers

  28. doug May 17, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Your a bunch of losers

  29. DJR May 17, 2015 at 9:22 am

    My first thought of the atheistic satan attack against a man who offered up his life on a regular basis to assure your freedom and existance was hate. You and ISIS have the same heart, differing only in indoctrination. Death to truth at any cost, that way you won’t have to avoid the lie that is reflected in your mirror. You are such a sad wounded soul. I HAVE PRAYED FOR GOD/ JESUS CHRIST THE ONE AND ONLY SON OF GOD TO OPEN YOUR EYES AND DRAW YOU TO SALVATOIN, OR… ALLOW THE SHOES THAT YOU HAVE CRAFTED FOR THE GENERAL TO BE THE ONLY ONES YOU EVER WEAR.

  30. AMERICA May 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GOD? WOULD YOU HAVE FELT BETTER IF HE SAID ALLAH YOU FUCKING TERRORIST LOVERS.

  31. Mike May 17, 2015 at 9:29 am

    If the Generals credits his performance and success because of God, GREAT!!!!! Your organization has the right to its beliefs, however not the right to impose its on others. We here you but your methodology is flawed.

  32. michael belt May 17, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Thanks to our constitution this has a right to its opinion and so do I. They suck.

  33. Michael Baker May 17, 2015 at 9:34 am

    You people are utterly despicable.

  34. Doug May 17, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Way to go General Olson! Thank you for standing up for what is right! The freedom to believe, trust, worship, and have faith in GOD, is what our country was founded on. I am sure that our forefathers would have a fit if they knew that they fought and died for this country and have it turn to this! Everything is getting way out of hand. Morals and values are becoming less and less prevalent in our country. But, what the anti GOD people don’t know is, this is all prophecied in the bible. They are taking part in GOD’S prophecy. It’s going to happen. Dear GOD, please come soon!

  35. John May 17, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Understand Weinstein’s feelings and rationale. Used to feel that way until I met the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves you too Michael, and even now, His Spirit is trying to reach your heart. Allow Him to come in, and you too will never be the same.

    All that will live Godly in Jesus Christ shall suffer persecution.

  36. Marcus Wynn May 17, 2015 at 9:41 am

    “Mickey” Weinstein appears to be another angry, secular, self-hating Jew. I abhor how he projects his own inner misery on decent people. Mickey Weinstein is the epitome of intolerance and the framers of the Constitution, many of them people of faith, never intended Weinstein’s twisted version of oppression. Weinstein illustrates how atheists are among the more unpleasant among us. Oh – and least you think I’m attacking Weinstein as a Jew – I’m also Jewish. Weinstein – shame on you. You are plain vanilla wicked and a huge hypocrite.

  37. Cjc May 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

    It seems as I cut through all your crazy legal ranting, you are actually angry that this man who has devoted his life to preserving our freedoms in this country, is free to profess his faith in GOD our Heavenly Father. You say he created fodder for ISIS, giving them more power to persecute Christians, but WHAT exactly is your group doing?????? You are persecuting a Christian for his beliefs. Your group is trying to take away American Freedoms. Unless he was demanding that his troops convert to Christianity, then he did no wrong. You try to make it sound as if you are protecting Airmen from evil. May God open your eyes and your heart. Stop persecuting Christians.

  38. Peter May 17, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Despicable organizations like this have a voice because we give them one. The sooner we start ignoring them, the sooner they’ll disappear.

  39. James Cox May 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

    This lawyer should be disbarred for stirring up such hate. He is the typical scumbag lawyer who is lower on the totem like than child molesters and drug dealers.

  40. FRANK HAMRICK May 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Your letter of ‘demand’ lacks discernment and reveals a deep-seated, perverted view of our constitutional rights, and therefore, of the constitution itself. Your organization represents “freedom FROM religion” whether it intends to or not.
    If your demands were not so damaging, I would take your letter as a joke, for it lacks reason, rationality, and sensibility. I pray there are few who have been so wrongly propagandized. THINK!

  41. Sheila Walls May 17, 2015 at 9:55 am

    This is ridiculous…

  42. Gordon Bland May 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Mr. Weinstein, why don’t you leave the military alone. These folks have rights just like you do under the Constitution and they can choose the way they want to believe. The people that they talk to don’t have to accept what they say, however, they and you would be wise to accept JESUS The CHRIST as their Savior and Redeemer. Sadly you have such an angry look in your photo. Too bad you are not a happy fellow.

  43. Ur racist May 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Move to Syria you worthless piece of shit. You are the problem with America I hope your children suffer when your pathetic world comes crashing down.

  44. Randy May 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    What a crock of shit. Countless number? Publish a list of names with contact info for verification. Man served so you have the right to be idiot, liberal assholes.

  45. arron May 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    They are pulling comments I believe so I guess they want to silence some voices on here that oppose their twisted heathen views

  46. Believer in Christ May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    God loves you. Though you may turn your back on Him, he’s still there waiting patiently to take your hand. Cry out to the Lord, and He will show you mercy.

  47. Laura May 17, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Hey Mickey – Jesus loves you although I am struggling after reading this craziness. You obviously hate Christ. You’re not the first. ISIS and all these extremist do too.

  48. Dar May 17, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Mickey Weinstien?? Who is he? no one I care to know for sure. The Gen has every right to address a group and provide them with his guidance and experience as he see fit. I salute Gen. Olson in keeping with his faith and following our lord Jesus in his career. Maybe Mickey should be charged with hate crime.

  49. Steve Rhodes May 17, 2015 at 10:06 am

    One day soon I hope an Air Force drone launches a Hellcat Missile “Accidentally” at whatever hole in the ground you crawl back into every night. You “Demand”?? Who gives you the right to think your entitled to “Demand” anything?!?!

  50. Dana May 17, 2015 at 10:07 am

    not religious in any way here, and cannot believe people like you want to dictate to others about their faith.

    grow up and put your energies into helping others for crying out loud.

    losers.

  51. Matt May 17, 2015 at 10:08 am

    You are clearly an angry person(s). I can’t imagine getting so upset as to use the type of language and phrasing you did about someone speaking about their personal experiences. I’ll help you out here and let you in on something. When someone responds as you did, it smacks of insecurity. You can quote material & try and use the breaching of articles to support your verve but everyone who does not share your opinion knows immediately it is based on insecurity. A person secure with their belief in a particular matter doesn’t feel the need for extreme expression. No, the secure person is able to dispassionately approach the matter and doesn’t come across as you did-frightened.

  52. Robert May 17, 2015 at 10:11 am

    You people, and yes I am grouping you as one, are all the same. Who cares if the man talks about God. Is that a problem for him to speak about how he feels. He did not say that everyone should feel that way. Let me ask you one question, if he talked about his Muslim would you be reacting the same way ? I doubt it. Get a life and worry about something more important.

  53. George Goldberg May 17, 2015 at 10:13 am

    May God Bless you, Mikey.

  54. Joe May 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Whmmm – sounds like “Mikey” didn’t get his binky this morning. “Mikey” needs to grow up, read up, and then hopefully understand that the 1st Amendment gives each of us the right to express their opinion and ideas (even angry, immature little “Mikey” Esq. too :)). Hopefully all can see that “Mikey” just needs his nap, then everything will be better! That’s just about as serious as I can get about “Mikey’s” little tirade.

  55. dave May 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Praise God for General Olsen, he spoke the Truth of the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ. Mikey, you are either For Christ or Against Him.Irregardless of your stance, “Every knee will bow to the Lord Jesus Christ.” No matter what you try to do to Gen. Olsen, God is protecting him and elevating him. I pray for your salvation, I urge you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior before it is too late.

  56. GodsNotDead May 17, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Matthew 10:33 (ASV) But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

  57. Ron Nassif May 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I am proud of this leader whom for whatever reason uses his God to serve his country. I hope at least some of you have served your country in some capacity. If you have not, your opinion is worth nothing to me or any other REAL American. It still is a good day because at the end I will be standing and you will be silenced.

  58. Ted May 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I wish God had placed you as a 20 year old in 1942 Germany. You would have been paying each and every day as the SS butts you with a rifle stock- So you could appreciate your own country saving you. You are not American- in your heart your a traitor.

  59. Phil May 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I hope you rot in hell….BTW, who the f**k are you to think you speak for me

  60. Willie Sims May 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    You arrogant waste of life. If you don’t like what the general said, change the channel. Apparently, “MRFF” is something you put together so that you could con money from people and not have to get a real job. You do NOT represent 41,000 military members. EVERYONE has the right of freedom of religion. GET A JOB.

  61. Gregg May 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Our country faces serious issues, war, terrorism, poverty, crime, climate change etc and the fight you picked is a United States General discussing God on prayer day.

    You are a coward!

  62. Beth May 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Why are you so concerned? It was on NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. You people make me sick to my stomach. Was he trying to say you MUST believe in God? No he was speaking on his reflection. Get a life and stop imposing on mine!

  63. Rick N McCoy May 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

    God Bless that General! We need more military leaders like him. One Nation Under God! Who wants a military, void of Jesus Christ to defend our freedoms? I don’t, I served in the USAF 1975 to 1981. I would proudly serve again with this General, not for people like you though.

  64. Michael Cansdale May 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

    You all should focus your anti american hate on something else. You liberal athiest make me sick to my stomach. Judgement day you will wish you did not act this way. Pure unamerican SCUM!

  65. Ray May 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This is still America the General has freedom of speech freedom of religion even though our current political leaders are trying to stamp it out. Praise God for someone in his position for standing for what he believes in. We should all follow his example.

  66. Gary Bert May 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I am not sure who you people are but this is outragious. As a former member of the Air Force (1976 to 1980) I take your letter as being completely uncalled for and very self centered. If you do not like what he or anyone has to say then don’t listen. Come by some time, I will give you a lot of words you will not like then you can write a letter about me. Why don’t you and your group go play on Obama’s team with ISIS where you belong.

  67. Raul May 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Noting your group’s hypocritical stance on freedom of speech. This one will come back to bite you

  68. rich ledbetter May 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I have court martialed your communist organization already. Very pathetic

  69. Jarred Bridgeman May 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I am not a military person, however I am a man of faith. I can never relate to someone who has been in a war, I cannot possibly know what it is like to be pinned down, people around every corner trying to kill me. Even though I cannot relate, I know given tough situations, I always rely on my faith. For you to “demand” anything is rediculous. This country was founded on the Christian belief. Last I checked, it still says “In God We Trust” on our money. I can only assume you will “demand” that ne removed also. Seems you have denied God. I find it hard to believe you are so cold hearted to force this man to deny God as well. You have no power sir. I “demand” that you profess your faith in God. Wait, you don’t want to? How is that any different than the demand you make? Please take a look at you so called demands and leave well enough alone. If you don’t believe, that is your business, but keep you opinion…and that is all it really is, out of this brave soldier’s life.

  70. mike May 17, 2015 at 10:51 am

    You people disgust me with this stuff. Did the man say “christian” god or just god? That could be any devine power. You people need to use your time better and quit wasting everyone elses… ASSHOLES you are

  71. Poppa John May 17, 2015 at 10:52 am

    God Bless USAF Major General Craig S. Olson. We need more of these God fearing men in the Military. Jesus died for us & our sins, the General is right to praise God. This USAF SAC Airman 54-58 say GOD BLESS THE USAF, In Jesus name, we fight for the right ti say His name. God Bless America

  72. Ron May 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Its time for Christians to declare the same type of offensive against your group that you have waged against them. Why dont you go play with ISIS and offend Mohammed the same way you offend Christians? We already know that answer coward.

  73. Sean Yolish May 17, 2015 at 10:55 am

    This group and all of the other groups seeking to punish people for their personal moral convictions, whether based upon an organized and recognized religion or otherwise are representative of hate groups you espouse to abhor. In reality, you are all nothing more than those who represented themselves in 1930’s – 1940’s Germans, 1990’s Balkan States, and today’s current Taliban, Al Queda, ISIS, and other related religious cleansing groups. You all should be ashamed. The U.S. was founded upon the basis of religious freedom and expression, any censuring of which violates these basic and fundamental principles. You don’t have to like what the other person says, in most cases have a choice of not listening, but to squelch anyone’s voice is criminal.

  74. Janet May 17, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I doubt that there are as many people that are against what the General said as you think there are. We need Jesus Christ in our armed forces more now than ever! You’ll find out yourself some day, for “Every knee shall bow and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!”

  75. John K. Mohan May 17, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Mr. Weinstein,

    You are at odds with part of your own mission statement. One paragraph of your mission statement reads:

    “No member of the military may be compelled to curtail – except in the most limited of military circumstances and when it directly impacts military discipline, morale and the successful completion of a specific military goal – the free exercise of their religious practices or beliefs.”

    Yet you are clearly attempting to curtail Maj. Gen. Craig Olson from freely speaking about his personal religious beliefs. As such, you are attempting to prevent him from exercising his rights under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

    I invite you to publish my e-mail with a response explaining why you feel it is appropriate to deny someone something you claim to support.

    Sincerely,

    John K. Mohan
    Chicago, Illinois

  76. Jeffrey Kunkleman May 17, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Bravo to the General for being true to himself and a faithful man of God. All of you anti religious bully’s, really need to get a grip on life, and stop infringing on the rights of the many, to make the few feel good about themselves. As a combat vet and retired Army Officer, and above all a Christian, I know where he is coming from.

  77. Joe Pickett May 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Your letter sounds like it is right out of a communist country propaganda outlet. The general has every right to speak what he believes, you totalitarians are the ones who would prevent him from doing so. This is what is has fought for, so that we can use our Constitutional rights. We know this is what you would take from us if your were in power. Go back to your North Korean utopia, and see how long you will last.
    Viva Christo!

  78. George May 17, 2015 at 11:08 am

    What a bunch of COWARDS! YOU ARE THE PART OF THE PROBLEM. Find something else to get attention about. COWARDS!!! May the “christian” God BLESS YOUR UNDESERVING ASSES!!!

  79. Stephanie Stafford May 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Wait just a damn minute here. Your “group” is called Military Religious Freedom Foundation right? This speech was said on National Prayer Day right?? I guess I’m confused. I’ve read many of the other comments that were posted and I agree 100% with all of them, except for the liberal comment. You are so far to the left you can’t see what’s to the right let alone what’s right in front of you!! It’s groups like you who should be ashamed of yourselves! Court martialing this man who fought viciously for his country and his life!! You know what you can do with your “court martial letter” and stick it where the sun don’t shine!! Smfh….

  80. Andrew Wallace May 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

    just saying. But, proselytizing on God TV? Really? That seems redundant. I mean talk about preaching to the choir. Beyond that. I hope that the military roots out every single Christian in it, and we will let you all fend for yourselves. Can’t wait to see how that goes.

  81. BUD JONES May 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I HOPE THE SOLDIER CONTINUES TO BE BOLD AND COURAGEOUS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP GOD’S KINGDOM WORK REGARDLESS OF YOUR EFFORTS. IT IS UNSTOPPABLE!

  82. Wesley May 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

    What a bigoted, despotic anti-freedom, anti-liberty, anti-Christ organization and website you lead and sponsor. You are fighting Jesus Christ, declared to be the Messiah by both signs and wonders, who made the blind to see, the deaf to hear and raised the dead to life, who claimed “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light…” He fulfilled the words of the Prophets who foretold His dying on a cross to establish God’s New Covenant with man, and that He would be buried in a tomb and then on the third day…in fulfillment of Prophecy…the Christ arose from the grave. He is the One, He was seen by all of the Disciples, who witnessed him with their own eyes when ascended into heaven before his Disciples and over 500 witnesses. Jesus, the Savior of Mankind, foretold from ancient times, is who you oppose. You fight against His kingdom. You make yourself the enemy of the Living Son of God, whom God has anointed to be the King of Kings. As Scripture declares, “Whoa unto him who contends with his Maker.” Seek Him while he may still be found. Come to the Waters of Life and drink. God has promised, “When you seek me with all of your heart, you will find me, for I will reveal myself to you.” Seek Him while He may still be found…

  83. Hasselhoff May 17, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I hope your group will come out in support of Mohammed cartoons.
    Here’s a starter:

    Mohammed was a slave trading, murdering, lying, child abusing pimp.

    Now go and educate others about the islamic hate cult.

  84. Sean May 17, 2015 at 11:18 am

    You atheists are truly despicable! I don’t expect, nor care that you believe in God, so why the hell do you care that others do? You liberals are truly a spooky bunch- if it were up to you, everyone who believed in God would be either thrown in prison, or put to death. You nuts have zero tolerance to anyone who dares not think exactly like you. Under a FREE system I have the RIGHT to believe in a higher power….and thank that higher-power if I choose…..as you have the right to be a liberal nut-job!

  85. Pierre Babasin May 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

    By bringing this extremely silly “lawsuit”, and making a big media stink you are brazenly promoting your particular brand of empty secular humanistic “religion”. No hope, no purpose, no imagination and no point! Every knee will bow and every tongue confess…

  86. Doug Drake May 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

    It is the Military Religious Freedom Foundation who is intolerant and wants to shut down anyone who stands up for their religious freedom. He has every right to speak his faith and wear the uniform at the same time. To suggest otherwise is to say that you cannot be in uniform if you say anything about your faith.

    He isn’t taking pride in himself but acknowledging where he gets his strength. I wish we all could take a lesson from the general. It is amazing what offends these crackheads.

  87. Bradley May 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

    May the Lord open your eyes soon and relieve you of all your hatred and misgivings. It is only because of MEN like USAF Major General Craig S. Olson are you allowed to speak so shamefully of someone that has devoted his life to defending the great CHRISTIAN nation. Unfortunately we do end up with scum sucking bottom feeders like you and your worthless “military religious freedom foundation” getting to stay here and spot your nonsense. “Foundation?? Really?? Calling lead gold doesn’t make it valuable.

  88. Matt May 17, 2015 at 11:25 am

    After first reading this letter I was blown away by the angry hate speech in this letter, But mostly appalled by this attemp to squash religious freedom. So much so I’m left almost speechless. So I will leave it to the one who said it best 2000 years ago while being persecuted and crucified by similar hate filled persecutors to save us all… Luke 23:34 NKJV
    Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

  89. Sara Michon May 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

    If you don’t like Major Olsen has to say, then don’t listen. You have the freedom to turn the channel and not listen to his speech. He’s speech was directed to a specific audience and if you don’t want to be part of that audience then you have the freedom to chose not to be there. This country was founded on freedom of speech and he should be allowed to speak about what he wants. He’s not trying to convert others over to his religion or impose his beliefs on others, he’s just explaining his beliefs and how they effected his life. The audience he is speaking to is already of belief so there is no converting going on there. Freedom of speech is freedom of speech plain and simple. What you are asking to be done is to oppress some’s freedom, which is the exact opposite of the title of your organization “Military Religious Freedom”. How can you call yourself that when you are doing is trying to oppress someone’s freedom to speak. I say there is nothing pertaining freedom in your organization. You are trying to force others to believe what you believe, by the way, is what you are saying the Major is doing. I say that’s the pot calling the kettle black. Why don’t you take a closer look at yourself.

  90. Adam Gollias May 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Hilter started with your mentality against Jews. May you find peace in your heart of stone.

  91. Wm Beasley May 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I know there is a God, and you folks really need to roast in Hell.
    U.S. Army 1968-75Viet Nam Vet

  92. Millner May 17, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I am so grateful that there are people like the General that not only defend us on a daily basis but lead us and my sons that are in the military. As far as this this organization is concerned (MRFF)…what a waste of your talents, I believe you are probably extremely smart people that could be spending time doing so much more valuable tasks. This pursuit is such a waste of your time. Today I morn for the loss of your contribution to us all.

  93. rob May 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I’m an army LTC and I can say that God has guided my career as well. The creator of the universe loves me and guides me daily. Praise God!

  94. Mark May 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

    As a concerned citizen to your organization. I hope respondents write to the FBI to place you and your org on a watch list. You certainly sound like a person and organization which is capable of going postal against military personnel whom are Christians. ISIL believes in a similar way to your organization- pushing jihadists movements.

  95. Rob Arrouet May 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Your “freedom from religion” will be duly noted on Judgement Day. My family sacrificed greatly to the cause of the USAF and this nation, when both were formidable advocates on the side of God almighty. Today I am ashamed of your freely expressed speedh and will mourn for those whose interests you claim to represent and I shall weep ffor these in my Christian, God fearing family who gave everything to protect your right to be wrong and vocal about it. GOOD LUCK TRYING TO BE VICTORIOUS AGAINST YOUR ALMIGHTY CREATOR. fools

  96. Buddy Lambert May 17, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Vietnam vet 68-69. My praise and adoration to the General. Praise GOD for leaders as him. Oh and go to hell you stupid group

  97. Michael May 17, 2015 at 11:49 am

    You people are sick! I take great comfort in knowing you and your kind will spend 1,000 years in hell for your crimes against God and the human race.

  98. Richard Webb May 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    If you can’t understand the first amendment and its guarantee of free exercise, it would suggest you go join the Moslems that hate your Semitic guts. This country has great pastors fighting for the freedom of Israel and your athiest dumb ass.

  99. Timothy Charles Gobbel May 17, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Mikey, you’re such a hypocrite.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_L._Weinstein

  100. kindheart1956 May 17, 2015 at 11:57 am

    How dare you claim you speak for thousands, lets see those name. I for one as a Viet Nam Vet of the US Navy am glad that God is leading those responsible and that they have a personal relationship with Christ. If you do not have either of these you can not pass Go and you will go straight to Hell on your death. Most interesting of all, there is not one comment that I could find supporting your statement here. You obviously represent only yourself! FIND JESUS and live.

  101. Buzz Joerdens May 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Mikey,

    You need to be stuck in the oven. You are a waste of human skin. Hope you get an inoperable pancreatic cancer tumor.

  102. Mrs. W May 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    His testimony is His own.
    It is no one else’s place to say what guided him.
    Do people feel so insecure about themselves that they have nothing better to do than come against those who know the Living God???

    Most all our Education Institutions and Universities were started by Bible believing Christians
    Most hospitals and social services, historically speaking were begun by Bible believing Christians
    By the GRACE of God this country has been Blessed and has prospered. . . . .but rebellion to God and pride will bring this nation to judgement

  103. Dr William Svoboda May 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I agree with kindheart1956, you don’t speak for me or any I have come across in over 40 years of service. You are doing a dis service to our country trying to be super PC.

  104. Dan May 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    You and this group should be lashed in public for attacking this soldier that has wrote a check for his life to protect your freedoms that you don’t deserve or respect. But hide behind ink and paper to ruin someones life. I hope i run into you on the street. COWARDS

  105. AJ May 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    You don’t speak for us, you satanic joke. We you ever in the service? Guess what, if you were you were in to defend a country based on the principals of those establish by God almighty and his Son Jesus Christ. FACT! Don’t like it, then GTFO of “my” country. You married? I feel bad for your wife. You’re a coward. The General won’t be scratched by this horseshit.

  106. Bob Bodker May 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    You are cordially invited to go f yourself. If you don’t like the speech this man gave, praising God, thats your perogative. However, to label him the way you did is criminal. If I were you I wouldn’t even call myself an American- see if ISIS has any use for your pathetic ass.

  107. Mike carpenter May 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    how are idiots like this created i am sure they dont have to go to college for it in fact i am sure the didnt finish high school

    If you dont like it here why not immigrate to syria or some other godless nation

  108. john walt May 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    The mail logic problem you have is that you believe that that a non-belief has absolute rights over those who believe. Not only is that an oxymoron, it s not supported in the constitution.

  109. Greg May 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    IRS reviews 1023 and 1040 towards Military Religious Freedom.org

  110. R Gibson May 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I guess that means George Washington was unfit to command…You should read some of his letters …Gasp you would be totally disgusted…lol

  111. philip May 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I am not religious, but you sound lkike the crazy Muslims that we have been fighting.

  112. CW4 ( Ret) Jim Killebrew Jr. May 17, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Your misguided anti-Christian agenda shows your ignorance of the freedom of speech guaranteed in the founding documents in Constitution of the United States is clear. Also you do not speak for 95% of our nation’s military. If you wish to remain godless or continue to worship liberalism that is your right. I support the Gen.

    CW4 (Ret) Jim Killebrew Jr
    US Army.

  113. Ron May 17, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    It’s idiots like you who are bringing this great country down. If you don’t like it here please feel free to go join ISIS. You will fit right in

  114. Liam May 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    You bunch of losers. Free speech only applies to you??? You think that only you have the right to say what i allowed or not? PATHETIC bunch or MORONS. What is it to you that a MAN or WOMAN professes that they believe in GOD?? Does it cause you pain?? does it make you want to climb back under the rock that you came out from under?? Well GOOD because I BELIEVE IN GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND I an a VETERAN WHO says KISS ASS. oh thank you for allowing me to have an opinion. NOT!

  115. Mark May 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I would donate , but money has the word God , so you would think that it would be utterly disgusted and shocked .

  116. Bill Harrigan May 17, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    God Bless Gen. Craig Olsen!!…and shame on you, Michael Weinstein for trying to cast a negative dispersion on the General for his belief in God and Christianity in the military. If anyone should be on trial it should be you for attempting to remove his first amendment rights in professing his faith!!

  117. Ben May 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Mikey,

    I stumbled across this article which led me to your website, and after poking around a bit I can clearly tell that something in your life has turned you against Christians and Christianity as a whole. I am very sorry for whatever happened, it was likely done irresponsibly by someone claiming to be a Christian who was not acting very much like Jesus instructed them to act. I hope you once again find the hope, joy, and love that God offers, and that the anger within you that fuels this website’s goal (i.e. freedom from Christianity disguised as freedom from religion) is quelled.

    As a side note, I’ve worked indirectly with MG Olsen for a few years now, he is a human being just like you and I, has never directly proselytized in any meeting, and does not deserve this type of attention (the same as I wouldn’t wish it on you).

    Ben

  118. Nicole May 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    You owe the General an apology! It is not a crime to share one’s faith.

  119. Will May 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I don’t know what country Mr. Weinstein and his followers are from but hopefully they will take you all back and the sooner the better. Thank you General Olson for your service to America.

  120. Tony May 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I am a disabled veteran and I am honored to read what the general said in his speech. He is a very humble man. This website that is trying to degrade him is way out of line. I want this website to apologize to the general. We fight and die to be free. The general’s words are true and from his heart!

  121. Fred May 17, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Maybe you can find a home at the Westboro Baptist Church. Or are you already part of ISIS? Or CAIR. Without Christianity we would have list many of the wars we won. Schwartzkoft very publicly professed his faith during Desert Storm and we routed the Iraqis in a hundred hours.

  122. CW2 (Ret) Henry Geib May 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    You people have got to be some of the saddest pieces of crap that I have ever read about. There is nothing wrong with what the General said, what is wrong is the fact you are attempting to push your beliefs on every American soldier. Soldiers have been pray