On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 5:05 PM Michael L Weinstein <[email protected]> wrote
:From: (Active Duty U.S. Military NCO/MRFF Client’s E-mail Address Withheld)
Subject: Our Commander wants us to all be Christians like him
Date: November 16, 2022 at 5:22:17 PM MST
Dear Mr. Mikey Weinstein and the MRFF,
First off, thank you to the MRFF for expertly handling this wrongful incident on behalf of myself and the other MRFF clients with me.
I have carefully read the e-mail from the “Aid to the Superior Ranking Commander” which was sent to Mr. Weinstein earlier this morning concerning an ugly incident of Christian proselytizing by our immediate unit commander at a mandatory attendance unit event held last week here at (name and location of military installation withheld).
I want to state that I am one of the MRFF’s clients in this same matter and in that capacity I am also representing 18 other unit members who have requested the MRFF’s intervention.
I am a Protestant and most of our group are also Christians though not all of us are. We have Jews and Moslems and atheists with us as well. And maybe other non-Christians but I am not sure?
I am an NCO and am proud of my service to our country. I have been in numerous combat engagements downrange and have been both decorated and wounded in more than a few of them.
I was present at this very recent event and can confirm the following for the record:
—Our commander already had a pretty bad reputation for pushing his Christian faith on subordinates before what happened here.
—Our commander has often in the past said negative things about President Biden and Speaker Pelosi at military events and meetings. I have been in so many of them where he has done this. He has also promoted Trump and retired Lt. General Michael Flynn as well.
—Our commander has repeatedly said stuff in meetings like “I love everybody but it’s just a fact that America was founded by devout Christians to be a Christian nation.” And “I mean there is no record at all of Jews or Moslems helping to form this nation.” And many other things just the same. Totally divisive. But none of us did anything until what just happened last week.
—At the mandatory meeting last week with about 200 of us in attendance he actually said the following to all of us:
“It’s not mandatory but my wife and I are hosting and sponsoring a gathering at our residence in a couple of weeks to study CRT”. Now he let that sink in a while while everyone was confused that this man would have anything to do with what we thought he meant as “Critical Race Theory”?
—Then he said the following with a big smile: “No not the CRT you’re thinking about but “Christian Religion Truths”. In other words a bible study at his on installation house.
—He then glared at us and with a smirk said the following: “Hey I said it’s optional if you wanna come. No one has to be there but all are welcome to our CRT study session. Remember that Jesus loves you all even if you don’t love him.”—Then he paused again and yelled loudly “Yet!”. The meeting was then adjourned. Many of us were shocked.
—You could hear a pin drop.
—A bunch of us were pissed by what happened. Me and a few others went to talk to the First Shirt but he just told us we were “overreacting woke wimps“. With that statement the fire was lit!
__Oh I forgot that the commander’s own boss was also at this mandatory meeting and sat on the speakers stage doing nothing at all about what our own commander had just done.
We contacted the MRFF shortly thereafter and Mr. Weinstein and they took our cause up immeditely.
Cannot thank the MRFF and Mr. Weinstein enough for what you all did to totally have our backs.
Jut hope that there is justice here for those of us who have been forced to live in our commander’s alternate Christian totalitarian reality.
(Name, rank, title, unit and installation of Active Duty U. S. Military NCO/MRFF Client Withheld)
Subject: Re: Our Commander wants us to all be Christians like him
Date: November 16, 2022 at 7:00:11 PM MST
To: Michael L Weinstein <[email protected]>
to an unknown American combatant ….Thank you SIR.I, too, fighting in the Korea War “Police Action” during the early 1950’sendured an ongoing side battle with those crazies, one of whomI finally beat within an inch of his ignorant life in a shower stallsans clothing. There followed for me unanticipated life-changing benefits,I happily report. There was no Mikey to turn to at the time and location.Mikey is a champion for justice in my view, and an invaluable source for those who serve.So are you a deserving champion Sir!Stan LevinAnti-war activist(Being shot at is a great attitude adjuster)