March 12, 2018 – Ft. Huachuca Commander Agrees to Appropriate Time/Place/Manner Restrictions on Spouse’s Religious Proselytizing

March 12, 2018

Ft. Huachuca Commander Agrees to Appropriate Time/Place/Manner Restrictions on Spouse’s Religious Proselytizing

Ft. Huachuca is located 15 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border in the town of Sierra Vista, AZ and is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center.  MRFF President/Founder Mikey Weinstein began receiving complaints in August 2017 concerning inappropriate religious proselytizing by the spouse of the recently installed (July/2017) commanding officer at Ft. Huachuca.

Around a dozen anonymous complaints were made to Mikey by clients who were extremely fearful of retribution should their complaints become public knowledge.  One client highlighted the situation at Ft. Huachuca in a letter to Mikey received on March 9, 2018:

I am assigned to the Garrison staff at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  I am enlisting your help to stop a very toxic and polarizing spouse of the current Commanding General.  I was told she gave a speech mentioning Jesus and religion at an official military function in December 2017. Moreover, she has alienated all of the other minority religions on this Installation, with her talk of how Jesus killed the “Jews” and her categorization of those who do not believe in Jesus.  The garrison has gotten worse, by sending religious messages out on official channels, and trying to exhort baptisms all over Ft. Huachuca, spearheaded by [the Commander’s spouse] and other senior leaders on Fort Huachuca.

We need an environment free from this religious agenda, and you are the only one that can raise visibility to correct what is happening here at Fort Huachuca.

Mikey relayed these complaints directly to the Commander at Ft. Huachuca on March 12, 2018.  After a very respectful, thorough, professional and productive half hour phone conversation, the Commander thanked Mikey in a follow-up email for bringing these complaints to his attention and agreed to be more sensitive to this issue while ensuring appropriate Time, Place and Manner restrictions on religious messaging under his command in the future.

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