Boykin

Mr. Weinstein,

Your recent hate filled, adjective tirade regarding Lt General Boykin flies in the face of the very freedoms you claim to protect.  Shame on you & may God Forgive you for your bigoted viewpoints.

Sincerely,

(name withheld)


 Dear (name withheld),
 
The one with the bigoted viewpoints is Lt. Gen. Boykin.
 
Shame on the Christians for wanting an Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, Commander-in-Chief basher, hateful, Dominionist Christian and believer that our military is Christian and all of our wars are holy wars, to speak at a Prayer Breakfast.
 
The Jesus I worship ate with sinners, fed thousands and healed “all” not just his followers.
 
“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all of thy heart, and with all of thy soul, and with all of thy mind, and with all of thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31
 
Boykin cannot even follow one of Jesus’ greatest commandments to “love thy neighbor as thyself” by his own statements.
 
Our military is not a Christian military (Crusaders – Warriors for Christ) fighting a holy war. Our military is secular under the Constitution and Supreme Court laws.
 
Boykin’s anti-Muslim statements go back to 2003 when, as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, he spoke in uniform at a number of churches making statements that we were in a holy war with Islam. 
 
The most infamous of these anti-Muslim statements was when he said, referring to battling a Muslim warlord in Somalia: 
“I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.”
 
At another one of these church appearances, he compared the war on terror to a Christian war against Satan.
 
Boykin’s making these statements in uniform led to a Pentagon investigation, which found that he had violated military regulations by failing to make clear he was not speaking in an official capacity when speaking at these churches.
 
Boykin was also publicly rebuked by President Bush for his anti-Muslim statements:
 
Boykin publicly stated in 2010 that Islam “should not be protected under the First Amendment” because “those following the dictates of the Quran are under an obligation to destroy our Constitution and replace it with sharia law.”
 
In 2012, Boykin was forced to withdraw from speaking at a prayer breakfast at West Point because of his Islamophobic statements:
 
In 2014, he was caught on a hot mic accusing President Obama of using “subliminal messages” to promote the agenda of al-Qaeda
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He has also, on many occasions, spread conspiracy theories about President Obama, such as claiming that Obama, through health care legislation, intended to raise a force that he compared to the Nazi Brownshirts:
 
In 2014, he said while speaking at one event that Jesus would be coming back toting an AR-15:
“The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A might warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ‘cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword. And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.”
 
He also “jokingly” blamed the Jews for all the world’s problems, saying, “The Jews are the problem. The Jews are the cause of all the problems in the world.”
 
In addition to his bigoted Islamophobic and antisemitic remarks, he has also made anti-LGBT statements, among other things calling the military’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the “absolute destruction of our military readiness and our military morale.”
 
“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:3
 
Contrary to what you’ve heard, we are neither an atheist organization nor are we anti-Christian. Mikey is Jewish (and prays to the same Father we do 3 times a day) and 80% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters (300 in total) of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians. In fact, 96% of our 45,000+ soldier clients are Christians – Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodist, Lutherans, Baptists, etc. We fight for the rights of these Christians more than any other religion but it never makes the news.
 
Shame on you & may God forgive you for wanting to hear a person so hateful with bigoted viewpoints against the very teachings of Jesus.
 
Pastor Joan
MRFF Advisory Board

Dear (name withheld),

You misunderstand. The MRFF feels that Mr. Boykin has every right to be a hate-filled, homophobic, Islamophobic zealot. We just don’t believe he should be sponsored at a military event to spew his vitriol to our troops.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

 

 

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