Friday, December 21, 2018

Atheist Group Attacks
Air Force Base for Helping
Needy at Christmas

By:  Dave Bohon

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Leave it to atheist activist Mikey Weinstein and his Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) . Weinstein recently got wind of the efforts of personnel at the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Air Force Base to volunteer with the Salvation Army in order to help the needy during the Christmas season.

According to the Grand Forks Herald newspaper, Weinstein quickly flew into action after officials at the Air Force base sent an e-mail to base personnel offering them an opportunity to volunteer as Salvation Army bell-ringers and such during duty hours. Weinstein claimed that “about 40 military members contacted him because they said they felt the base was showing religious favoritism,” reported the Herald. According to Weinstein, the efforts by base personnel to help the Salvation Army help the needy during the Christmas season somehow violated the First Amendment’s supposed separation of church and state and constituted a breach of Air Force Standards.


Declared Weinstein : “There’s no problem with the Salvation Army. The problem is with the Air Force singling it out and endorsing a non-federal entity.” However, even more heinous, complained Weinstein, because the Salvation Army represents a Christian outreach, “this is a direct violation of the no-establishment clause of the First Amendment.”


As with his past campaigns to squelch religious freedom in the military, Weinstein has received plenty of push-back in this case. Todd Starnes of Fox News reported that in response to Weinstein’s attack against Grand Forks Air Force Base, First Liberty Institute, a conservative group defending religious liberty, “jumped to defend not only the Air Force base but also the airmen who volunteered for the Salvation Army's Christmas event.”

John Birch Society and
The New American for
Reckless Defamation
By:  Randal G. Mathis, Esq.
MRFF Litigation Counsel

Friday, December 21, 2018

Yesterday, an article was published, in both written and podcast form, by The New American referencing our clients as “atheist” activists . Although Mr. Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are most definitely “activists” they are certainly not atheists and take great exception to your publishing something falsely asserting otherwise , (notwithstanding the fact that they also do in fact proudly represent atheists and agnostics as well). It is, by any definition, legal defamation ...
Fox News Covers MRFF
Grand Forks Air Base
Deceitful Christian Propaganda Exposed
Crooks and Liars Covers MRFF
Grand Forks Air Base
Blatant Christian Favoritism Exposed
Grand Forks Herald Covers MRFF Intervention - Questionable Salvation Army Volunteering
Military Chaplain Expresses
Deep Gratitude to MRFF

From: (Military Chaplain’s E-Mail Address Withheld)
Subject: Gratitude From (military branch withheld) Chaplain (name and rank withheld)
Date: December 20, 2018 at 1:08:38 AM MST
To: Mikey Weinstein <>

Sir, as I make my end of year contribution to MRFF this morning I want to express my sincerest gratitude to you and MRFF for your tremendous support last February and for going to bat against one of this country’s worst examples of fundamentalist Christian supremacy and bigotry, (name withheld) , being the (military branch name withheld) ’s officially honored guest speaker at last year's Prayer Breakfast on post here at (military installation name and location withheld) .


Thank you and MRFF for all you do to ensure that there is no established religion in our U.S. armed forces while, at the very same time, fully respecting the Free Exercise thereof for ALL who serve.

Sir, you and the MRFF are so sorely needed! I would just like to add one more thing, sir. I subscribe to the MRFF information e-mails and I just wanted to say that I and others within the American military especially appreciate the tragic and shocking amount of vicious, brutal hatred that is continually targeting you, your family and the entire staff at the MRFF. I know your wife has written a book about all of this and it should be required reading for all those who proclaim that America is a “Christian Nation” and our armed forces are merely an “Army of Christians.” The personal sacrifices made by all of you at the MRFF, in the face of this unrelenting hatred, so much of which is classically and horribly antisemitic, are only further testament to the valor and honor of the fight you lead for all of us who request your help in the U.S. military.


(military branch withheld) Chaplain (name and rank withheld)

P.S. After the New Year I'd like to have a phone conversation about
the extremely troubling increase in mass Christian baptisms taking place here among very vulnerable basic trainees at (military installation name withheld) and in other basic training environments in the U.S. military.
Our Honored MRFF Supporter
Thanks Mikey Weinstein

On Dec 20, 2018, at 1:08 PM, (name withheld) wrote:


Most of us live anonymous lives, for some it’s one of quiet desperation; for others it’s generally satisfying with the expected doses of disappointment and enjoyment. Some become famous or infamous. Oh, how those two letters make all the difference in the world. But these two opposite categories are both short of what you may be in a position to be, which is a pivotal figure in the course of history.

You have laid the groundwork by becoming either hated and admired by a wide range of individuals, including a handful who have their hands within reach of the levers of power. In your bold and bombastic declamation against those with the ranking to abuse the American ideal of a wall between church and state, you have become a personage to go beyond the military; ironically because of President Trump’s impending breach of legal and traditional functions of the office, specifically that of Commander in Chief.

I’ll use the film, “Seven Day’s in May” to illustrate my very serious point. First, we replace the decent President Jordan Lyman of that film. Now it’s Donald Trump, whose goal, rather than the advancement of enlightened liberalism of the fictional President, is that of marshaling Christian dominionism along with racial purity,” in the service of his autocratic power. In the movie it’s the cabal of fascistic conservative members of the Joint Chief of Staff who would depose Lyman. In real life December 2018, the mixed group would be of those who value a liberal democracy, welcoming individual religious faith but resisting one that has been nationalized in the service of the current President, who chafes at the limitations of a democracy.


I often criticize you for the graphic expressiveness of your public antipathy against our dominionist opposition. But not now, not today, when the reasonable response to one such as Trump, who joins in with his core base in treating erudition as weakness, must be met with your kind of passion to awaken those who don’t see the pressing danger to our society…

I would welcome discussing this further. Let’s hope I’m paranoid, but if I’m not the consequences are dire.


(name withheld)

“Seven Days in May,” Link to Article:  Click to read more

Dec 18, 2018, at 4:02 PM, (name withheld) wrote:

To ALL the board members, and supporters of MRFF – EAT SHIT AND DIE

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member
John Compere

On Dec 18, 2018, at 4:51 PM, John Compere wrote:
(name withheld),
Your vacuous vulgarity reflects only on yourself & represents a moronic mind that cannot communicate with intelligence or integrity. Willful ignorance such as yours is difficult to dissuade when infected with such misguided malice against fellow Americans you do not even know. We do not even care to try.
“Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in.”  – a favorite expression of 41st President George H.W. Bush
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam)
Military Religious freedom Foundation Advisory Board Member
Texas rancher
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