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. But at the tiniest bit of pushback, say, a question of their beliefs or activities, 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.
From The MRFF website: “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.” https://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/about/michael-l-mikey-weinstein/
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 7 Nobel Peace Prizes for its work, and because of their efforts, most branches of the Armed Forces now honor the separation of church and state. A lot of their clients are Christian – pious kids who were getting bullied, for example. Another primary focus is on not letting officers/chaplains/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”. The threats included in these books will make you nauseous. It would be nice if some evangelical preachers would read these books and preach against this type of behavior – a girl can dream, right?
I took a few screenshots from Bonnie’s books. I have written to her to ask for permission to use them. I hope these will inspire some of you to purchase the books. The books, with embedded Amazon links, are at the end of this post.