2/9/18 – Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Statement Condemning Trump’s Exclusionary, Bigoted Religious Rhetoric at National Prayer Breakfast

By MRFF Founder and President, Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein

Our Caligula-in-Chief is at it again!

Trump’s latest degradation at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast represents a new low in the deterioration of our American values at the behest of a fascistic style of tin-pot governance.

At the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), we directly oppose this daily onslaught of lawless and unconstitutional abuse of power in our United States Armed Forces. MRFF currently represent just under 54,000 active duty U.S. marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen, cadets, midshipmen, national guard, reservists, and veterans, consisting of Christian (about 96%), Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Native American Spiritualist, Humanist, Pagan, Atheist, slightly over 19% of all Muslim Americans in the U.S. military, other minority faith and non-faith military members, and just under 1,000 LGBT military members. The Commander-in-Chief degrades the worth of his office and every one of our clients when endorsing blatant sentiments of Christian supremacy.

In an increasingly pluralistic and diverse body electorate, for the president to turn his back on the multitude of non-Christian faiths and non-faiths is a fundamental regression both spiritually and materially. Despite the nativist whining of neo-Nazi basement warriors, our diversity of opinion, faith, race, and place of origin is integral to our national fabric.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation and Mikey Weinstein salute the American Humanist Association for calling out this uneasy regression to an imaginary bucolic 1950s. The president’s pathetically petulant tactics are more suitable to the dilapidated memories of old Soviet Republics, North Korean style insular triumphalism, and the petrodollar kleptocracy of all dictators as they drain their nation’s resources, institutions, and balances while paying lip-service to a bunch of withering snowflakes whose concept of oppression is falling from overwhelming dominance to marginally less overwhelming dominance.

Theocrat-in-Chief Trump, in adhering to these fantasies of opaque supremacy, degrades the vast majority of Christians who wish to live peacefully among those with different expressions of faith or a lack thereof, and emboldens the most vicious and regressive elements corrupting our great and secular nation, which is guided by a magnificent Constitution. MRFF unequivocally condemns such treacherous and un-American behavior.

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2 Comments

  1. Mikeys Mouse

    Wow, Caligula in Chief, how about we call you Pontus Pilate in Chief, didn’t he have Christ crucified on the cross. Isn’t that what you do to Christians with all your pedantic rantings?

  2. Mark Sebree

    Mickey Mouse,

    And you have shown that you do not even know your Bible stories, besides being rather anti-Semitic. If Mikey is “crucifying christians” as you imply, then why are 96% of his clients Christian? His “ranting” is calling evangelical/ Domionistic/ Recontructionistic christians in the military out on their behaviors, and they discriminatory words and practices. He is calling them out on their bigotry and prejudice, and their failure to follow the oath they took to defend the US Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. An oath that they probably swore to their deity. In fact, they are the ones that are acting as domestic enemies of the US Constitution since they want to make the US military into an evangelical christian fighting force, in direct contravention of the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution, US Law, DOD Regulations, and the regulations of the various services.

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