December 2009

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MRFF Supporters,

I will keep this note brief out of respect for your precious time during this busy holiday season. As I sat down to reflect on this year and how to convey our massive impact to you, I first thought of the thousands of honorable Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who have come to us for help when no one else would stand up for them. I then thought of the broad media exposure our civil rights advocacy has received, from a cover story in Harpers Magazine to countless pieces covering our work, spanning the range of comprehensive media outlets. I thought of the hard fought recognition we've received, culminating in our official nomination for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. I settled, however, on just a few words from a breath-taking note we recently received from a new MRFF military client:

"You are the voice I wasn't allowed to use."

MRFF continues to weather the worst economic storm of most of our lifetimes, but we are in desperate need of your continued support. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. Please believe me when I tell you that there is respect, awareness, and gratitude for our cause at the highest levels of the American military. Indeed, MRFF has reached a critical mass that has given us a platform to affect real and lasting change. Please, please be as generous as possible with your fully tax deductible MRFF donation, and help us continue in this mission of support to our troops in accord with our beautiful United States Constitution. We stand completely alone in this lonely, dangerous and expensive fight. I beseech you from the bottom of my heart to stand with us.

Your Eternal Ally,
Mikey Weinstein


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Should Hasan be court-martialed?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

By Mikey Weinstein
President and Founder, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

We are learning more each day about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the man accused of senselessly and mercilessly killing 13 people, including 12 of his fellow soldiers, at Fort Hood earlier this month. It has now become reasonably clear that Hasan was in contact with radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi and may have incorporated aspects of Islam into his work as an Army psychiatrist. He allegedly argued in 2007 that Muslims should not be serving as American troops in conflicts with Islamic countries, because of the "risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly."

This revelatory news is terribly saddening. But what is significantly worse is the revelation that the Pentagon was incontrovertibly aware of Hasan's alleged actions of professional malfeasance and chose to do nothing. We have not heard any instance in which Hasan was meaningfully reprimanded, disciplined or told that his opprobrious actions and his communications violated military policy, military law and even the sworn oath he took to support and defend the Constitution vice his parochial fundamentalist interpretation of the Qur'an.


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Spokesman for Islam Comes Forward in Wake of Fort Hood Killings

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

By Eric Fingerhut
Jewish Telegraphic Agency


WASHINGTON - Mikey Weinstein is best known for defending Jews from alleged bigotry in the U.S. military. In the past few days, however, he's been raising questions about whether there's an anti-Muslim bias in the service as well.

Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, says that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's alleged killing of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood is inexcusable and reprehensible. But he believes that it's important to investigate reports of harassment that Hasan said he faced as a Muslim in the military, which might have contributed to his mental state.

"There's enough out there" to look into, said Weinstein. "I'm not excusing him, but did it affect him, or was he just a maniac to begin with?"


Washington Post

Advocate for religious tolerance
finds controversy at UNM

Although one caller said he was with Campus Crusade for Christ, that group denies any involvment

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and self-described “leader of the national movement to restore the obliterated wall separating church and state” in the military, said he had received three phone calls about the appearance.

UNM Peace Studies instructor Desi Brown said in an e-mail: “Mikey has already received several threats from the public and university groups for speaking to my class and one group has tried to get Pres. Schmidley to cancel his lecture in my class so I have had to get a couple security guards for it.”

“I speak at colleges and universities all over the country and we get this all the time,” Weinstein said in a phone interview Thursday morning. He said he had received about three phone calls about the UNM event.


Washington Post

Fighting off Armageddon

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

By Morris Malakoff

Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation he leads say the nation is threatened by an influential group of religious zealots who want everyone to convert or die.

No, it’s not the fighters of Al-Qaeda, but a coalition of military, political and business leaders with its tentacles reaching deep into all branches of the U.S. military and posing, he claims, a security risk every bit as evil as the jihadists in Afghanistan.

“I call it the fundamentalist Christian para-church military corporate proselytizing complex,” said the effusive trial lawyer, who visited Seattle on the weekend of Nov. 21 and 22. “It sees anyone who is not in line with their beliefs as ‘not religious enough’ no matter their faith — Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Buddhist or atheist.”


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Welcome All Faiths in Uniform

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Globe Editorial

A FUNDAMENTAL underpinning of life in the United States and its military forces is the First Amendment tradition of religious freedom in which no faith - or lack of faith - is favored or denigrated.

In the immediate aftermath of the Fort Hood shootings, Army Chief of Staff General George Casey issued a timely warning against any backlash toward Muslims. But acts of intolerance aren't the only threats to religious freedom in the military or at Fort Hood. Another challenge is the proselytizing of service members by evangelical Christians. The nonprofit Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which assists troops who recoil at being pressured by church members, is handling 18 complaints at Fort Hood alone.


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In this episode of Counter Spin, Zarrar Khuhro tracks the rise of fundamentalist doctrines in armies from India to the United States.  

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“Department of Justice
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Community Outreach Collaboration”

Dec 2, 2009

Dear MRFF,

It is good to know that you are one of the fine civil rights advocacy organizations out there with which we can initiate outreach activities. I appreciate the relationships that I have established with the Muslim communities in the Midwest and especially through Sheila Musaji with The American Muslim Network of St. Louis, Missouri. I know that Sheila is a good friend of yours and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Sheila Musaji provides our office with information and materials on a regular basis. Matter of fact, she played an important role for Region VII DOJ/CRS when we instituted a training program focusing on Muslim, Arab-American and Sikhs. The training was geared toward law enforcement getting a better understanding of the cultures described. Establishing a good relationship with MRFF is welcomed as well.

CRS looks forward to working with MRFF in establishing a solid working relationship and its many military member clients. Sharing information, educational perspectives, and religious and racial conflicts, civil rights that impact a community is a concern of this agency.

William Whitcomb works out of Region VII that covers the states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

Again, I refer you to our website which is

Thanks for the interest.

I heard that you are a 2010 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Congratulations!!

U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service

“A Large Sign Calling Us Terrorists”

November 24, 2009

Dear Mikey,

I felt the need to let you and your incredible foundation in on something going on in my own military community. I am a Muslim-American living on a large military installation here in the U.S. It is a daily fight to be treated humanely and equally being a Muslim in the military and it has gotten to the point where some of our own leaders, the people we trust to care for our community, have become afraid to stand up for our collective rights.

Recently our only on-post place to pray and hold religious services, our “mosque” which is basically a room in the Soldier Support Center, was vandalized. A large sign calling us terrorists, clearly implying that we don’t belong here and ‘kill the hajjis’, was put up on our place of worship. It was discovered in the morning by an enlisted Muslim soldier and our Chaplain, who had come to make morning prayer. Horrified by these sentiments, the enlisted soldier wanted it noted that this was up there and to take it down, of course. Keep in mind that the Soldier Support Center is a place used by everyone here, and the mosque is in a high-traffic area. However, our Chaplain refused to have any part in dealing with this situation. He wouldn’t take this horrendous, hateful sign down, nor would he report it to any higher-ups. The soldier was shocked by this and when the Chaplain wouldn’t take care of this act of verbal terrorism, the soldier called upon a fellow Brother and former Army Officer who works at the hospital on-post to come take this down and be witness to this act.

How have we come to a place where the people we are supposed to trust most with our faith here in the military refuse to help us? What has made our leaders so afraid to speak up and stand up for their fellow Sisters and Brothers? Are they so afraid of losing rank, respect and money that they will allow their soldiers and families to suffer? I can’t say for sure…all I know is that someone has to speak up and let people know what is being done to us. I respect your organization and the work that you do, and wanted to share this travesty with you, as I know you have understanding for our situation.

Thank you for being here for us.

(name, and military installation withheld)

December 8, 2009

Subject: A Jew and an Enemy of God

My worst day is better than your best day because you can't alter what you are. A jew and an enemy of God.

(name withheld)

December 8, 2009


You're like the proctologist of civil rights. Your world involves cutting through the bullshit, and that necessarily results in close encounters with all the scum, vermin and gook that inhabit the bowels of our great country.

(name withheld)

November 18, 2009

To Mikey Weinstein and The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF),

I currently work as a civilian federal employee for the United States Army at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. I've been employed as a civilian government employee for nearly (number of years withheld). My statement below is offered to MRFF because it is the only place I feel safe in expressing such outrage. It is useless and dangerous to officially express such feelings of religious oppression and intolerance via "normal" Army channels such as the Inspector General, the EEO office, the JAG office and , especially, the chain of command as both aggressive, direct and indirect retribution and reprisal will most assuredly be the immediate result for the complainant. MRFF stands quite alone as the only established "safe" refuge to register and report such unconstitutional violations by the armed forces. Actions speak louder than words. Thus, it is only MRFF which ever takes swift action against those violating the Constitution by unlawfully promoting their religious worldviews to fellow military members and personnel in the workplace.

On my first day reporting for duty, I was required to take an oath to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Despite being a Christian at the time, I was not required to place my hand on a Bible to fulfill this oath, nor was I required to place my hand on a Qur'an, a Book of Mormon, or any other religious text. However, over the course of my nearly ten year commitment to federal service, it has become apparent that evangelical, fundamentalist Protestant Christianity appears to be the generally accepted and sponsored religion of the U.S. Army here at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. My guess is that it is also the generally accepted and sponsored religion throughout all U.S. federal branches of service across the country and worldwide.

When I first began working for the Army as a civilian, I was a committed Christian who kept a Bible at his desk for reflection and study during lunch and break time. I was raised by Christian parents, though they were not very religious and never tried to push religion upon me. Nonetheless, it was the religion I was familiar with, and growing up in the Bible Belt, it was the religion of most people I knew. As a result, I eventually was baptized while attending a United Methodist church service. After that day, a fire burned inside of me to seek God and follow his son, Jesus, with all my heart, mind, body, and soul. This lead me to becoming an astute student of the Bible and religion, a passion I continue to this day.


December 1, 2009

Dear Mr. Weinstein and,

Several months ago, I watched a terrific documentary with retired Roman Catholic priest James Carroll. I think I remember the story begins with you and James Carroll at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs. Am I correct?

I bought this dynamic dvd (Constantine's Sword) which originates with your son at the Academy telling you that his fellow cadets were being coerced into seeing the "Passion" by Mel Gibson and the notion of blaming Jesus' crucifixion on the "Jews". Of course Mr. Carroll tells the entire history of how Emperor Constantine created the violent symbol of the "Cross" and the version of "Christianity" we know today in Fundamentalists protestant evangelicals and Dominionists.

I heard you tonight as I drove home from work on the Mike Malloy talk show on "America Left" (Air America).

I am a Sikh-American. I am 60 years old, an Air Force veteran, a grandfather of four (all Sikhs), [current government job title withheld]. I was raised a protestant (United Church of Christ) in Rhode Island from 1962-1971. I joined the then 'Liberal protestant denomination (Congregational Church) when I was 12 years old.

I enlisted in the USAF in [year withheld] upon graduating from high school.

I adopted the Sikh faith in late 1971 while practicing Kundalini Yoga and living in the deep south from 1966-1996. I moved back to New England in 1996 where I lived with my wife until 2005 when we relocated to Oregon so we could be near of daughters and our grandchildren.

Do you remember back in 1981 when Reagan was president the incident of the an orthodox Jew in the military being forced to wear his hat over his Yarmulke? It turned out the case went to the US Supreme Court and he won?? It was then that Reagan changed the exemption which Sikhs had had since 1917 which allowed them to serve in the US Army with their long hair, unshorn beards and turbans.

The first Sikh in the US Army was Bhagat Singh Thind from Astoria, Oregon (1917-18) who served in the trenches of France (WWI). He became a naturalized citizen in 1930 only after leaving racists Oregon (1922-23) and moving to NYC.

After Reagan's administration withdrew the exemption in 1981 for Sikhs, only about a dozen remained and served honorably until they retired 25-30 years later.

I too worked for and voted for President Barack Obama. I too listened to his speech tonight from West Point. It was difficult to listen to. I feel this president is very intelligent and knows his history and constitution but some actions like this one, I am questioning very seriously.

About a month ago, Captain Kalsi, a Sikh-American doctor was admitted to the US Army by the Secretary of Defense. You can go to and read the so-called Christian's comments on the blog. I was ashamed to be an American after reading these bigoted and racist listings which followed the story of Dr. (Capt) Kalsi's commission.

I am grateful you and James Carroll and others are bringing light to the"Christianizing" of the US Armed Forces and its officer corps. WE cannot let this happen! WE must "beware of the military-industrial-complex" (President Eisenhower-1961)

Shalom...God bless you!
Your humble servant,
[name withheld]

December 2, 2009

Mikey Weinstein certainly reminds me in one way, of the Apostle Paul. Paul was very zelous and whole heartedly believed he was right and doing a work for God. But God set him straight and Paul then was the most effective missionary for Christ to the gentile world perhaps in history.
Hopefully, God can reach Mikey's heart also.


December 7, 2009

Good afternoon, Mr. Weinstein and MRFF

I’m sure you all get plenty of emails about the annual Christmas Parties that occur during the holiday season, here’s another:

When the emails started flowing in November about the upcoming “Christmas Party” I responded immediately to the sender reminding her of the importance of including all Airmen of every religious/non-religious group by calling it a holiday party. Still, the emails kept coming advertising the Christmas Party.

An Airman in my office was on the committee and was talking about the party. I told him that he really should call it a “Holiday Party” and explained to him that while some people don’t even think about the implications of calling it a Christmas Party, and some people—Christian or not—don’t even care, if it offends one person or if one person feels left out, then we have failed. He clearly didn’t think it was a big deal, but gave me the standard, “Okay, (officer's rank withheld)”

Another week passed and the Christmas Party advertisements continued. I sent an email up my chain of command voicing my concern. A couple of days later, the same Airman that I had talked to the previous week told me that someone had said something and they had a big meeting about it.

The week before the Holiday Party, the Airman told me that one of our NCOs was joking and said that if it was called a Christmas Party then he wasn’t going. Somehow this got to the Superintendent, A Chief, and he called up and asked to speak to the NCO. The Chief told him that Christmas was a national holiday and there was nothing wrong with calling it a Christmas Party.

Now, the Chief has a point: Christmas IS a national holiday. Whether or not that is acceptable is another issue, but it raises questions about the legitimacy of our cause here. If we’re pushing for religious freedom and the government declares a religious celebration a national holiday, how can we maintain our legitimacy with this particular issue?

Clearly the Chief’s answer was wrong. Whether or not Christmas is a national holiday is irrelevant. We must make sure that all of our Airman feel welcome in all official functions—especially during such an emotional and, for some, lonely time of the year.

As I write this email, I just received another one entitled “Pictures from the Christmas Party”. I guess my complaint wasn’t heard.

Thanks for your help…again.

(name, officer's rank, unit and AFSC withheld)

December 7, 2009

Dear MRFF,

This officer [from the above email] is a wise man or woman. First, he or she recognizes that regardless of the number of examples sent to you, you need more to prove your case. You need to prove that this issue is so embedded that those asked to deal with it are too busy living it and going along with it to even see it. Second, she or he recognizes that our own legislators made the unConstitutional mistake of declaring an obvious religious holiday a national holiday as well. (Add the Executive Branch's Christmas Tree lighting and all that leaves is the Judicial Branch, which the Executive and Legislative Branches keep making smaller and smaller, while diverting cases into the kangaroo courts of the Executive Branch.) Third, he or she recognizes the most critical point of all: Regardless of the legal naming issue, calling any military gatherings related to December 25 anything that makes even a single military member feel religiously outcast is wrong.

I would add that the wrongness includes increasing the risk of suicide, which the USAF pretended to fight by naming Wingman Day. Each airman's wingman should be making sure her or his wingman isn't made to feel left out.

This religious bent also interferes with and in some cases defeats good order and discipline, as it is used to excuse an us-vs-them mentality based on religious exclusivity. This defeats the goal of unit cohesion, instead demanding unit divisiveness, between the Christmas followers and the non-Christmas followers.

I commend this officer for risking career and more to take on the issue. It is an act of courage, proving the oath to support and defend the Constitution were not mere words but a life's goal. I hope the officer not only stays safe in career and future, but that the officer's fight leads to success.

Mikey, I hope you are able to help with that, too. No one has more resources and clout on this side of the battle than you.

My personal gratitude to the officer who wrote, for standing up for our nation and doing what is right, at personal and professional risk from our own military. He or she has all my respect.

(name withheld)

December 7, 2009

Subject: For Chanukah

Mikey the Maccabee...

That is how I am thinking of you, today. Judah Macabee would have been very proud of you. David, who slayed Goliath, must have been in your direct blood line. You have chosen to stand up to defend the defenseless innocents, and for this, you are a chosen among the chosen.

If there is a G-d, and if we Jews are His chosen people, it is because we chose to accept that responsibility. You have chosen to accept even more than the rest of us average Jews.

My brother once came home from Hebrew school and explained to me that there were other peoples chosen by G-d before us. They fell short of G-d's expectations, sinned, and were wiped out. We were just lucky that they did, because by the time G-d got to us, He decided it was useless to expect perfection. Worthwhile to strive for it, but useless to expect it. Also, G-d didn't just appoint a people to be His chosen, He offered it to them. Therefore, we chose to accept that offer. We chose to be chosen.

You chose to fight this battle, when you could have advised your children, your two sons and one daughter-in-law, to "cooperate and graduate", lie low, suck it up, and get past it, so they could go on to brilliant careers based on strong records with no avoidable black marks.

Granted, not military members and veterans have your IQ, organizational skills, political and diplomatic connections earned through hard work over many decades, not to mention your courage. A very select few have your family record of service to our nation's military, either. But from those few, only you chose, not only to take on this fight but to take point and lead the charge.

Israelis are recognized by the US military for their defense forces. One key to the success of the IDF, though, is the courage of their generals to lead their forces into battle, not just stand on the sidelines and tell others to risk life and limb. You are akin to such an IDF general, the sort that even American generals look up to.

You are Mikey Maccabee, and I salute you.

(from a former USAF physician

December 7, 2009


What a woman you are, making everyone feel welcome. The simple truth is some "people", whiney bitches like you especially, are NOT WELCOME. No cross dressers, no NAMBLA, no bolshevik jews, no jihadis, no sub-types who seek to make the majority bend to the minority will. Don't like Christmas parties? Don't go where you're not wanted--a lesson kikes like you can only learn the hard way.

(name withheld)

December 2, 2009

Subject: MG Robert "the Aroma of Jesus Christ" Caslen to Get Third Star!

Mr. Weinstein,

It was a pleasure speaking to you on the phone earlier. While checking out the latest news on the Department of Defense's website this afternoon, I was outraged to learn that Army Major General Robert Caslen will be awarded his third star and elevated to the rank of Lieutenant General. As you may recall, then-Brigadier General Caslen appeared in the now-infamous Christian Embassy video filmed at the Pentagon in 2005-06. Unbelievably, General Caslen was filmed in uniform, on a government installation and proclaimed to the world that he is "the aroma of Jesus Christ." A 2007 DOD Office of the Inspector General (IG) report issued in response to this incident recommended that corrective action be taken against Caslen. Instead, the Army has promoted him twice and is grooming him for continued advancement.

Following his appearance on the Christian Embassy video and the DOD IG's report, Caslen's rise within the Army's senior ranks has been nothing short of meteoric. He was installed as the Comandant of Cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point, selected for promotion to Major General, and given command of the 25th Infantry Division. Now, Caslen will be promoted to Lieutenant General and assume command of the US Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. For experienced observers of Army promotion trends, this implications behind this assignment are unmistakable - Caslen is very likely to earn his fourth star and ascend to the highest levels of Army leadership. As you may be aware, Command of the CAC is a very high-visibility assignment and General David Petraeus held this position from 2005-07.

Besides his involvement with the Christain Embassy video, Caslen has been longtime leader within the Officers' Christian Fellowship (OCF) - an organization that has been implicated in numerous efforts to inject Christian Dominionist evangelism into the military community. Left unchecked, the US Army could soon have a four star General who advanced in rank despite openly flouting government regulations limiting the official endorsement of sectarian religious activities. The message this may send throughout the Army would be deeply troubling.

In closing, I would like to thank you for the very important work that you and the MRFF do on behalf of those of us in uniform who are alarmed by the brazenly unconstitutional activities we see perpetrated with the tacit endorsement of commanders and senior leadership. As an Army Reserve Officer and practicing Roman Catholic, I join you in condemning these disturbing trends and stand with you in the fight to preserve religious freedom within the military.

Here's the link to the DOD announcement:


(name, rank, unit , base and MOS withheld)

December 7, 2009

Subject: On Why J-ws Should Be Expelled

SYNOPSIS: Non-whites are encouraged to organize around their various racial identities. But whites are not allowed to do the same because Jews claim, "that leads to Nazism and another holocaust". Of course this is absurd.

Every racial group in America is free to create organizations based on their racial identity with absolutely no social repercussions. In the United States we have black organizations, hispanic organizations, & Asian organizations... all socially acceptable. But just try to create a white-based organization and watch the gates of hell swing open! Any attempt at creating such a group brings about the following labels: "racist", "bigot", "hater", and even "Nazi".

Since World War II, the white gentile world (ie. the Western world) has been usurped by organized Jewry. Jews control our media, politicians, banking, foreign policy (to a large extent), social agenda, & culture (through Hollywood). The long-term goal of organized Jewry is global government, which Jews plan to control. The main obstacle to global government is, collectively, all white gentile nations. This is why Jews are actively working to reduce whites to a minority in the Western world (mostly through massive third world immigration into Western nations). In light of the demographic certainty that whites will soon be a minority in the Western world (due to immigration), white people will naturally revolt, start organizing, and begin working for their group interests AS WHITE PEOPLE. Jews suppress white resistance to demographic trends by saying any attempt by whites in expressing their group interests (as white people) is akin to Nazism and another potential holocaust.

Now then, we are endlessly told the holocaust is the greatest evil in history (it's not, there are far greater evils and, further, the six million number is a gross exaggeration). Nevertheless, the Western world has been thoroughly indoctrinated with holocaust propaganda for the purpose of psychologically sensitizing whites to shy away from thinking about or feeling any pride in their white/European ancestry. Such indoctrination works in two ways, 1) it causes individualwhites to feel shame if they entertain the idea of organizing around their group interest as white people and, 2) it sensitizes society-at-large to shame and berate any white people who attempt to organize around their white social/cultural/political interests. So #1 causes whites to self-sensor themselves and #2 acts as the enforcement mechanism against any whites who act in defiance of #1.

(name, city and state withheld)

December 3, 2009

Subject: Re: God Can Reach Mikey's Heart

Huh? You certainly have not been set straight, and it's unlikely you ever will. Nothing and no one is working to prevent you from practicing your dollar-chasing, secular jewish racist "religion". Christians, like Musims, believe in conversion. Jewz do not. Why not, Mikey? Could it be because jewz do not choose, rather they are the chosen? Don't the jews believe they must "heal" the world? Isn't that their excuse for minding everybody else's business? Because they know better than gentiles how the gentile should live and worship? All the while working to gather onto themselves all earthly treasures, as promised in their Torah by their own special G-D. Humility and poverty is the life Christ exemplified, not an eartly kingdom which would smite the enemies of israel. And because Jesus rebuked the priests and spoke as an apostate, he had to die. I'm rambling but I think you missed the irony in the email from John K. He's saying it isn't too late for you. I suspect he's wrong.

(name withheld)

"My Commander...Could Never Convert Me"

November 25, 2009

I wish I could be present in person, to tell you my story, and the story of Mikey Weinstein and the MRFF. Before getting started, though, let’s all of us bow our heads… <5 SECOND PAUSE>

Did any of you feel uncomfortable, just now? How about a little helpless, but too self-conscious to leave? Can you appreciate the subtly coercive order to pray? How about the bait and switch?

Too many of our brave military members, veterans, and civilian contractors are going through the same thing and worse. Reports are coming in, of experiences from humiliation to physical injuries to stress intended to coerce or cause heart attack and suicide. Soldiers who don’t comply with the religious directives of their chain of command may be ordered to take point, day after day, absorbing all the risk of being the first to encounter an IED. Others are told to pick pubic hairs off the bathroom floor with a tweezer for weeks at a time. Still others find themselves turning a blind eye on the battlefield, while “good Christian soldiers” play convert or kill with real life locals in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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A portion of each purchase will be donated to the foundation.
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A portion of each purchase will be donated to the foundation.
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"Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History Vol. 1"
by Chris Rodda


"The Family:
The Secret Fundamentalism at
the Heart of American Power"

by Jeff Sharlet


"[Sharlet] has managed to infiltrate the most influential and secretive fundamentalist network in America, and ground his reporting in the most astute and original explanation of fundamentalism I’ve
ever read. . . . Indispensable."
- Hanna Rosin,
former religion reporter
for the Washington Post


"The Apocalypse Directive"
by Douglas MacKinnon


"Republican Gomorrah"
by Max Blumenthal


“Republican Gomorrah is a powerful study of right-wing extremism, replete with perversions perpetrated on all Americans in the name of the Culture Wars. Blumenthal shines a klieg light on the charlatans whose tactics would make Goebbels proud but must cause mainstream Republicans to hang their heads in shame.”
-Ambassador Joe Wilson




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