Okinawa Evil Raises Question About Persecution & Irony and You as a Jew

Hello, Mr. Weinstein.

I lead our local church study group in discussions about the increasing persecution of fellow Christians by people and groups like you and the MRFF.

We know this is the sign of the closeness of The Rapture and The Tribulation. It is all foretold. Thanks you and the MRFF for heralding in the return of the Lord.

 
We are reading about the current persecution by MRFF of the Bible being innocently displayed in the Navy hospital in Okinawa. 
 

We have all read your website. Some of us have followed your wickedness for years. You have so much Dark Spiritual Energy driving you.

Tomorrow the MRFF will be the only subject of the church group discussion.

I’m just wondering for purposes of getting prepared to lead the discussion if you are someone who appreciates irony?

In that we have just celebrated Easter where Romans persecuted Jews and Jews then persecuted and executed Jesus.

Here we are 2,000 years later and nothing has changed. You Mr. Weinstein and your MRFF are persecuting Jesus still.

Why does it always seem that Jews like you are attacking loving Christian people and our faith in Christ?I

Don’t label me as ‘antisemitic’ because I’m not. What I am is honest.

There are good Jews.

My wife’s best friend is married to a one who has converted and joined our church. My old Army buddy’s girlfriend was Jew too. They even came to our wedding.

They were nice. You are not nice. The MRFF is not nice.

It’s just so ironic that it always seems to be one of your tribe who is behind acts of nastiness to followers of Jesus.

 
Throughout time since the crucifixion. 
 

Now more of your evil? Because there is you and the MRFF hammering more nails into and piercing Jesus  With this Okinawa Bible nonsense.

Honestly do you think it’s just in your Jew blood or is it a learned Jew behavior?

I do not want you or anyone of your tribe to reply to me. Do not need more rudeness from loud and bad Jews.

This e-mail address will not accept replies.

I just wanted you to think about yourself and the nature of your Jewness.

(name withheld)

Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member Joan Slish
Hey admin,
You don’t get to deride Mikey and those of us with MRFF and demand nothing in return. It doesn’t work that way.
You state that you have read our website but you sure missed a lot because you didn’t dig deep enough.
I used to preach before a congregation and I’m used to writing my own sermons, so let you do your bible study on MRFF for you.
Mikey and MRFF are neither an atheist organization nor are they 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 (315 in total) of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians. In fact, 96% of our 55,000+ soldier clients are mainline Christians and they fight for them more than any other belief or non-belief.
They also have many distinguished and honorable military members on their Board and Advisory Board whom they rely on for their expertise on religion in the military. 
 
The Treaty of Tripoli was signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796.It was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, receiving ratification unanimously from the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797, and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797; a mere 8 years since our Constitution went into effect. If what was written was wrong in anyway, there would have been uproar. But, it passed unanimously and confirmed that America was not founded on Christianity.
Treaty of Tripoli
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Mohammedan] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
The Constitution reflects our founder’s views of a secular government protecting the freedom of any belief or unbelief.
The historian, Robert Middlekauff, observed, “The idea that the Constitution expressed a moral view seems absurd. There were no genuine evangelicals in the Convention, and there were no heated declarations of Christian piety.” 
“Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.”
As Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
James Madison, letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, 1803.
“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” 
Thomas Jefferson, to the Virginia Baptists (1808) ME 16:320
 
This is his second known use of the term “wall of separation,” here quoting his own use in the Danbury Baptist letter.
This wording of the original was several times upheld by the Supreme Court as an accurate description of the Establishment Clause.
“Jefferson’s concept of “separation of church and state” first became a part of Establishment Clause jurisprudence in Reynolds v. U.S., 98 U.S. 145 (1878). In that case, the court examined the history of religious liberty in the US, determining that while the constitution guarantees religious freedom, “The word ‘religion’ is not defined in the Constitution. We must go elsewhere, therefore, to ascertain its meaning and nowhere more appropriately, we think, than to the history of the times in the midst of which the provision was adopted.” The court found that the leaders in advocating and formulating the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty were James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Quoting the “separation” paragraph from Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists, the court concluded that, “coming as this does from an acknowledged leader of the advocates of the measure, it may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment thus secured.
 
In 1878 “separation of church and state” became part of the Establishment Clause by law.
The Supreme Court heard the Lemon v. Kurtzman case in 1971 and ruled in favor of the Establishment Clause.
Subsequent to this decision, the Supreme Court has applied a three-pronged test to determine whether government action comports with the Establishment Clause, known as the Lemon Test:
Government action violates the Establishment Clause unless it: 
1. has a significant secular (i.e., non-religious) purpose, 
2. does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion 
3. does not foster excessive entanglement between government and religion
Parker v. Levy: 
“This Court has long recognized that the military is, by necessity, a specialized society separate from civilian society… While the members of the military are not excluded from the protection granted by the First Amendment, the different character of the military community and of the military mission requires a different application of those protections. … The fundamental necessity for obedience, and the consequent necessity for imposition of discipline, may render permissible within the military that which would be constitutionally impermissible outside it… Speech [in any form] that is protected in the civil population may nonetheless undermine the effectiveness of response to command.  If it does, it is constitutionally unprotected.” (Emphasis added) Parker v. Levy, 417 U.S. 733, 1974
AFI (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.
To place the Christian God above all others is in violation of The Separation of Church and State codified in the Constitution (1878), Reynolds v. U.S., Lemon v. Kurtzman, the Lemon Test, Parker v. Levy and AFI 1-1, Section 2.12
Let’s go to MRFF’s website and read their Mission Statement:
Now we’ll go to http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Missing_man_table to see that the original Missing Man’s table didn’t have a Bible on it.
Open your Bibles to Luke 23:34:
As the crowds were mocking Him, as His loved ones abandoned Him, as Roman soldiers were nailing Him to the cross, as people were gambling for His clothes and as He was put out completely in shame…
Jesus said “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (KJV)
Everyone who had a part in Jesus’ crucifixion was forgiven at the cross.
Let’s turn now to Romans 11:25-29:
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”
This is the Bible study you should be giving.
And, while you’re at it, ask forgiveness for besmirching Mikey and the many Christians involved with MRFF.
Joan Slish (retired Pastor)
MRFF Advisory Board Member

 Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

Dear No Name,

 

Speaking of irony, do the people in your local church study group know your name? I’m sorry to be unable to address you personally, but since you failed to identify yourself I have no choice. Do the people in the local church study group where you lead discussions about how increasingly persecuted you are call you admin?

 

I’ll bet they call you Brother.

 

OK, Brother Admin. Let me begin by noting that your letter, though nothing in it was particularly enlightening, stands out in memory because unlike most of the hate mail we get from self-described persecuted Christians you spelled almost everything right and remained in the neighborhood of the rules of grammar.

 

Though it is pathetic and rather galling, I have come to think of it as funny that we get these letters from people who claim to be Christians yet don’t seem to mind spewing the most vicious, hate-filled, vulgarity and obscenity-laced missives at the MRFF for its defense of the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religious and non-religious choice of the women and men in our military. I mean, come on, if you can’t find a laugh or two this stuff is heartbreaking.

 

It’s a kind of defense system I’ve set up. I worked with a cult awareness organization for some years and it’s really not fun to see the way some people have allowed their lives to be overtaken by a destructive belief system. It’s actually quite painful, so I guess the way I learned to protect myself from the pain of seeing such horror was to accept the fact that some were too far gone to accept help, so I had to try to look for the humor where I could find it. Stupidity is not funny, it’s sad. Ignorance, on the other hand, especially when it’s willful ignorance, gives one a choice of finding things to laugh at or just get damned angry. And why let willfully ignorant people get to you enough to get angry, you know?

 

Take you, for example. You toss out the most obvious, even notorious anti-Semitic tropes and have the unmitigated gall to claim to have no prejudice against Jewish people because you acknowledge, if grudgingly, “There are good Jews.” Jesus, Brother Admin, that’s a howler!

 

Your wife’s best friend married a Jew? Wow! Of course, he saw the light and joined your little band of witch-burners. And you probably didn’t even require that he get uncircumcised. My lord, man, you’re a stitch!

 

Your “old Army buddy’s girlfriend was a Jew”?? And you EVEN let them come to your wedding. Bro Admin, you’re killing me!!

 

Oh, and these were great: “… do you think it’s just in your Jew blood or is it a learned Jew behavior?” You “do not need any more rudeness from loud and bad Jews.” Great! Great! Where do you find this stuff?

 

No, seriously, man, yours is one of the most entertaining hate letters I’ve had the chance to read in… God, I don’t know how long. As a guy I knew in the Marines once said, “I haven’t had so much fund since the pigs ate my little brother.”

 

Lordy, Lordy, Brother Admin. I can’t thank you enough for the good time. I just know it must have been hard for you to eke out the time to write, what with your visions about The Rapture and The Tribulation racing toward and all. So it means a lot that you bothered.

 

Man, you’ve been awfully kind, but I’d appreciate it if you’d do me one more favor. Please pass on my regards to the good folks in your local church study group when you’re next tearfully discussing the increasing persecution of Christians and tell them I send hope. A great many people have seen the light and let the scales fall from their eyes. They’ve found a way to honesty, decency and a real life by waking up and escaping from the Moonies, Scientology, The Family and other cults. There’s no reason Zombie Christians can’t do the same thing.

 

Best

 

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


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