Army Times – Fort Riley prayer breakfast called off; controversial retired 3-star was set to speak

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  1. Sharon Kilgore

    This is not acceptable for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ‘ S military to whom I hold with the most honorable regard but I am ashamed of this I cannot believe that officers of this great nation would bend to this low…we need to wake up America & get back to the way we were..ONE NATION UNDER GOD….you will be judge by your actions when you stand before our maker…ashamed & furious…

  2. Old_Warhorse

    Thank you, MRFF and Mikey Weinstein, for keeping such a disgusting zealot from spewing his hateful rhetoric at an official military function.

  3. Tom O

    Sharon Kilgore says America needs to”get back to the way we were..ONE NATION UNDER GOD.” I don’t know how old Sharon is, but I was in 3rd grade when the words “under God” were ADDED to the pledge of allegiance, so I probably remember “the way we were” better than most readers here do, and obviously remember farther back than Sharon does. The politicization of religion didn’t become significant until the 1970’s, and the idea of America fighting a war primarily over religion barely existed until whackos like Boykin
    (see http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2016/06/6216-col-lawrence-wilkerson-op-ed-the-travesty-in-kansas/ ) started pushing it 15 years ago.

  4. John White

    This is what I think and Emailed to “Mickey boy”:

    First of all I do not usually make my thoughts known to the likes of you. In this case, I shall.

    I have researched your military and personal record. Thank you for that service you performed as a communications officer and a JAG from behind a desk. I am sure you made a real difference. By the way, why you have taken so much effort to keep your Rank at separation from the military such a secrete? I wonder if in you ten years, did you even made First Lieutenant?

    Regarding your involvement in MRFF, in light of your and your organization’s past record, I charge you are a fraud and the worst kind of hypocrite.

    While I have the highest regard for Israel, the Israelis and Jewish people as a whole, there are those that are radicalized just like there at radicalized zealots in every part of society. In that you profess to be a Jew, I think you are radicalized and worst example Judaism has to offer. You are an embarrassment to humanity and religion as a whole.

    Based on my research regarding Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.), his military and personal record is a testament to a real American. He is an Officer, a gentleman and a man of his faith and convictions. He obviously is not a “politically correct” person. I think that is just great. He has the courage to speak his mind and doesn’t use profanity. If more Americans were like him, our Country would be a far better and safer place to live.

    Whether I totally agree with General Boykin’s positions or not, I would far rather listen to him speak his mind than to read the poison pen Emails you and your bigoted coconspirators, Pedro Luis Irigonegaray, Chris Rodda and those mislead people you claim to be part of your sleazy organization.

    You, Sir, are not fit to clean General Boykin’s combat boots.

    I’ll bet you don’t have the guts to answer a real American.

  5. John White

    This is a copy of my Email to Mickey boy. It will be forwarding it to Major General Wayne W. Grigsby and to Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.)

    FYI foul mouthed Mickey boy. I posted this on your website.

    In addition to my comment above, I called Mickey boy on his cell phone. 505-250-7727 When he answered he asked who am and how did I get his personal cell phone number. I told him that he had published it in the Emails he had set to Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Commander at Fort Riley, Kansas. Mickey boy started telling me about his great organization and how he was protecting our military from bad Christians like Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.). When he finally stopped talking for a second, I asked him to tell me what he had against General Boykin. Rather than answer my question, he started another rant this time full of profanity. When he stopped again, I asked him what he thought about the First Amendment and freedom of speech. He advised me he was at a family gathering. I asked him, “If your with your family, why are you using such language?” He then started again with another rant filled with profanity and threatened to get in my face. After all that, he said I had ten seconds to ask a question. As I started, he interrupted with more expletives and hung up on me.

    Only a coward makes a long distance threat and then hangs up the phone.

    I now have an informed personal opinion of Mickey boy. He is self-centered, delusional, foul mouthed, hypocritical, despicable little person who is a disgrace to himself, his family and to the religion he professes to follow. He is a detriment to all those in the military who chose to practice their religion, particularly Christians.

    After this very informative phone call, I decided to call another phone number published by Mickey boy. The one for the Chief Public Affairs NCO, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS., MSG Mike Lavigne.

    This phone call was refreshingly different. I spoke with an articulate and courteous gentleman. We discussed the chain of events and how the present unfortunate situation occurred.

    In my considered opinion, if in the military’s eyes it was a “mistake” to invite Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.) to speak at the prayer breakfast in the first place, I strongly feel it was compounding the mistake to “reschedule” and look for another speaker. This has only served to make it look bad for the command. A commitment was not honored and a senior retired officer was not allowed to speak as a private citizen to an attendance optional gathering.

    Mickey boy sticking his nose in and taking credit for discrediting General Boykin just made a bad situation worse.
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