Libby Lawrence, 11/16/2020
Nearly everyone has encountered Christians who smugly proclaim that “God is Love”, and that their beliefs are accepting, loving, and peaceful. And then all you have to do is ask a simple question, and they react with absolute fury. Their religion, their pastors, their leaders are the ultimate authority, completely above the laws of men, and HOW DARE YOU! YOU NASTY HEATHEN! YOU DELUDED SICK SINFUL EVIL MONSTER! Yep.
Nobody knows this better than Mikey Weinstein, the Founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
Mikey Weinstein is the undisputed leader of the national movement to restore the obliterated wall separating church and state in the most technologically lethal organization ever created by humankind: the United States armed forces.
In 2006, Weinstein founded the MRFF. It’s a legal organization whose mission is to combat religious intimidation and abuse in the Armed Forces. The MRFF has been nominated for numerous Nobel Peace Prizes since, and most branches of the Armed Forces now honor the separation of church and state. And they have helped more Christians than non-Christians – pious kids who were getting bullied are a large part of their body of work. Another primary focus is on not letting preachers force all recruits to attend their religious services. And wow, does the MRFF get pushback.
Bonnie Weinstein, Mikey’s wife, has published two books of their hate mail. Search her name on Amazon and you’ll find “When Christians Break Bad” and “To The Far Right Christian Hater”. And somewhere I read (can’t find it will update with source) that she doesn’t include the nastiest ones: The emails from preachers who promise to come to his house, rape and murder his wife and daughters in front of him (often in long and lurid detail) and then torture and kill the demon jew for not allowing them to preach the Gospel to some recruits. One ended with “and when I am in Heaven and your anti-christ jew ass is burning in hell I will get to enjoy your screams for all eternity.” I was raised fundie, I’m not even remotely surprised at that.
I took a few screenshots from Bonnie’s books. I hope that posting them here isn’t against copyright, and will inspire some of you to purchase the books. And I hope they don’t make you too nauseous. There is no hate like Christian (nationalist, racist, uneducated) Hate.