Detractors Condemn Mikey Weinstein and ABQ Isotopes for Allowing Mikey to Throw First Pitch “Shame on Albuquerque Isotopes,” See responses from MRFF Ally Rabbi Arthur Flicker and Others

Published On: April 18, 2022|Categories: MRFF's Inbox, Top News|1 Comment|
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Yesterday after Easter morning services at our local Albuquerque church a few of us in our Mens Ministry Group attended the Isotopes baseball game.

Some of us are veterans. And one of us is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

So the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball club figured it was a good idea to have nationally known Christian-hater Mikey Weinstein from the Military Religious NO-Freedom Foundation throw out the first pitch for their Easter game?

We were shocked and disgusted to see our local pro-baseball team support an evil man reviled by all who cherish the Lord Jesus Christ. And especially on Easter.

Mikey Weinstein is infamous for his hatred for Easter and all things Christian. And his never-ending wars to rid our armed forces of the love of The Savior.

It was truly like watching Judas throw out that first pitch. Satan was so pleased.

We are preparing a formal letter of protest to the Isotopes management and until we receive an apology we will never attend another Isotopes game and will encourage all others at our church to do the same thing.

Jesus Christ died for all of our sins and the only way to salvation is by surrendering to His love as His way is the ONLY WAY. John 14:6

Mikey Weinstein will never be saved and will get his just desserts in the end with eternal hellfire as per Scripture.

It’s time for the Isotopes baseball club to apologize for aiding and abetting the dark cause of this unholy and ungodly man and his supporters from hell.

(Do not try to reply to this E-mail as any responses from Mikey or his trained antichrist wolves will be blocked.)

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Supporter Rabbi Arthur Flicker

It is so sad to see people who claim to have been veterans of the United States military not only demonstrate so much ignorance, but also so much hate.

The MRFF is NOT a Christian hating organization. In fact, membership of the MRFF is overwhelmingly Christian!

The MRFF works not to deny members of the military the right to believe in Jesus, rather it works to make sure that they can practice their love of Jesus in their own way, without coercion or pressure.

When these letter writing hateful veterans joined the military, they took a pledge to protect and defend the Constitution. The First Amendment of our Constitution assures religious freedom for believers of all faiths and no faith. Throughout its almost 250 years of history, our military has been made up of not only Christians, but also Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Homosexuals, Whites, Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Transgender and all others who make up our great country.

Since these veterans who have demonstrated their ignorance of both the Constitution they had sworn to defend and American history will not be going to Isotope games for awhile, I suggest a trip to the National Cemetery in Santa Fe where they can walk among the graves of those of all religions and no religions whose service made it possible for them to spew their ignorant hateful words. And, on the trip home, perhaps someone will read the Constitution to them.

Rabbi Arthur Flicker Proud Veteran and supporter of MRFF

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Apr 18, 2022, at 6:13 PM, Mike wrote:

Dear Servant Leader,
It’s no surprise that you lack the courage to sign your name or use a real address when you spew hate. That’s the type of cowardly behavior we see all the time when people who are clearly ignorant and possibly brain-dead but are nonetheless lost in heads-up-their-own-asses bigotry vomit out their pitiful, sniveling complaints.
Anonymous attacks are a measure of character, Clearly, you fail.
As one of your so-designated “trained anarchist wolves,” let me set a few things straight for anyone who may accidentally run across this puerile little note you’ve somehow managed to send our way.
Mikey Weinstein was invited to throw out the first pitch at the game because he is a member in good standing of the community and is a fan of the Albuquerque Isotopes. He is not, as you have so moronically claimed, a “Christian-hater,” nor is he an “evil man reviled by all who cherish the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Your tirade, you poor, benighted fool, would be laughable if it wasn’t so deeply sad. People like you, who claim to love Jesus and pretend to be devoted Christians, yet who obviously have no fundamental grasp of the teachings of Jesus, do so much harm to the idea and ideals of Christianity that the priests and ministers among the 95% of actual Christians who actively support the MRFF are left in anguish about the bastardization of their faith.
It’s not just you, poor dope, it’s all the haters and bigots and malcontents who are so shrouded in fear that they attach themselves to anything they think will make them safe, but haven’t the intelligence or integrity necessary to actually open their hearts, be human and follow the dictates of the faith. Instead, like you, they torture it and twist it into a weapon. Then they use it to disguise their cowardice and, like bullies through history, lash out at those who refuse to live in the darkness with them.
It’s a damned shame you’ve chosen to so befoul a belief system that espouses only love, charity, mercy and kindness with your selfishness.

Mike Farrell (MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member James Currie

I have been asked by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to reply to your scurrilous email.

I hardly know where to begin, as you are so off-base in your criticism. First of all, this was a baseball game, and religion had nothing to do with it. The fact that the game was played on Easter was irrelevant and had nothing to do with the person who threw out the first pitch. It was a baseball game, for gosh sakes, and a baseball fan and prominent member of the Albuquerque community, Mikey Weinstein, was asked to throw out the first pitch. If you object to Mikey’s doing so because he is Jewish, that is your prerogative, but such a position marks you as anti-Semitic and clearly not worthy of the title of “Servant Leader.” Jews have shown their patriotism toward our country since the first days of the American Revolution, and Mikey served his country as an officer in the United States Air Force. Did you serve in uniform? Mikey enjoys the veteran status that some of your group apparently do not merit, as you refer to only “some” of the members of your clique as veterans. I could go on, but your anti-Semitism is so transparent and obvious as to be stomach-turning.  Many of our fathers and grandfathers fought against such distorted bigotry during World War II, and we are fortunate in this country that you make up a very small percentage of our population. I suggest that you crawl back into your hole and pull the turf over you, because your brand of hatred has long been rejected by mainstream America.

Col. James Tyson Currie, USA (Ret.)

Board of Advisors, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Ordained Elder, Presbyterian Church, USA

Response from MRFF Supporter Fr. Steve Dundas

Dear whoever you are,
Baseball is America’s game, not just that of Christian theocrats. Please remember, that Mr. Weinstein represents vastly more Christians than any other religious or non-religious group. 95% of his 77,000+ clients are Christians. To call him Judas in your screed is maniacal and laden with Nazi like tropes.
The Isotopes are a private organization and can have whoever they want throw out a first pitch. I don’t care who you are, what you believe, or care that you claim to be a veteran. When I came back from Iraq suffering from horrible PTSD, sleep disorders and TBI it was baseball, not the church that gave me solace. I have been to so many ball games at so many levels, and seen so many public figures throw out a first pitch, even people I couldn’t stand, I never left a game or complained about one due to who threw out the first pitch.
It is not baseball or Jesus you love, it is hatred of others in the name of your faith.
It’s a baseball game, not church. Get over it and may the spirit of Hank Greenberg piss on you. The Isotopes are better off without you attending your attitude is disgusting, and the fact that you say that you will block all of us “antichrist” types doesn’t threaten me, nor do your statements that we will “burn in hell.” Spreading fear, hatred, and threatening hellfire on those you hate is no way to spread the Gospel. Somehow I think that if your sect gets control of the U.S. Government that it will destroy our democracy, trample the Constitution, and begin eliminating your opponents. As Upton Sinclair wrote: “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying the cross.” 
That is you. 
Sincerely and with no respect whatsoever,
Fr. Steve Dundas, Commander, Chaplain Corps U.S. Navy (Retired)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Apr 18, 2022, at 6:48 PM, John Compere wrote:

To the contemptible & classless coward who possesses neither the courage nor conviction to provide a correct identity -Envy is an egregious emotion.

Spewing sanctimonious anti-Semitic & anti-American sectarian slurs against Mikey Weinstein, a fellow American who is Founder & President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, reflects only on yourself (you speak for no one else) & reveals only hate-filled hypocrisy & insolent ignorance.
For your enlightenment, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation led by Mikey Weinstein is a non-profit civil rights advocacy organization (composed of 85% Christians) that has represented over 77,000 military men & women (95% of whom are Christians) who requested their right to religious freedom under the US Constitution be protected. For that advocacy, the Foundation has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 7 times.

You are no true Christian. Christians do not hate their neighbors (1 John 2:9-11; Matthew 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Psalm 50:17-21). Even Renaissance Philosopher Machiavelli wisely warned those who cannot avoid being hostile to their neighbors are ungrateful to God “Exhortation to Penitence”, 1527). Moreover, you apparently do not posses the cognitive capacity to comprehend hate-mailers like you only encourage the Foundation to work harder & ensure more support from patriotic Americans of all faiths & beliefs.

“There is no argument in the world  that carries the hatred that a religious belief one does.” – Will Rogers (American Philosopher).

Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Response from MRFF Supporter Mike Challman

To the persons hiding behind this anonymous email – 
There is so much wrong with your email that I’m not quite sure where to begin, so I guess I’ll start with the part that disappoints me the most.  I’m a lifelong, committed, and active Christian.  So, to read a diatribe like this and realize that the authors purport to be Christian, too, is deeply disappointing.  There is a level of vitriol and hate within the email that is as divorced from the message of Christ as anything can be, so perhaps the authors worship some version of Christ with which I am unfamiliar.  I can say with certainty that He’s not the same Christ whom I worship.  Even apart from the nastiness of the message, the comment that the authors are certain that any other person “will never be saved” would certainly be spoken only by those who worship a deity very different from the Christ whom I worship.  Anyone who worships the Christ whom I worship would know that the salvation of any other person is a matter between that person and God alone.  But you make mention of scripture when you make your misguided judgement, so maybe in addition to worshipping a different Christ, you also read different scriptures.  I really couldn’t hazard a guess.
I am also a veteran and a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, which is something the authors claim is an attribute of a member of their anonymous cabal.  I suppose this could be true, although I don’t personally know any fellow Zoomies who are as cowardly as the authors of this email.  The grads that I know are men and women of character, who would not engage in this type of anonymous, uninformed personal attack.  I will mention, though, that I’m signing my name to this response.  If the supposed grad among you would like to engage with me directly, you can find my contact information in the Directory of Graduates.
As for the accusations that Mikey is a “Christian-hater” who has a “hatred of Easter and all things Christian”?  That is baseless and, with all due respect, entirely ignorant.  But to spend much effort trying to dissuade you of this would be pointless.  It’s clear that you didn’t write to the MRFF to engage in anything resembling adult conversation, so it’s probably best to just leave you to your malevolence.  I will, however, be praying for all of you.
Mike ChallmanChristian, Blue Star Dad, Veteran, USAFA Graduate, MRFF Supporter

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  1. Jeff April 25, 2022 at 11:39 am

    So many sanctimonious bigots spewing hatred of Jewish people in the name of their savior, who was a Jew. Their ignorance of Jesus’ teachings and their ignorance of the constitutional protections of religious freedom for all are equally ironic, given their self-righteous, hypocritical hyperbole about religious hatred and the right to religious freedom. Mikey and the volunteers of the MRFF are needed now more than ever.

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