Mikey Weinstein

Civil Right Org Files Fed Lawsuit, Seeks Injunction Against Air Force Academy’s Proselytizing Prayer Luncheon

Civil Right Org Files Fed Lawsuit, Seeks Injunction Against Air Force Academy’s Proselytizing Prayer Luncheon

Albuquerque-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has just filed a formal Federal court complaint and will imminently file a companion Motion for Temporary Injunction today in Federal District court (Colorado) demanding that the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cancel its upcoming National Prayer Luncheon, on the grounds that it is a blatant violation of the plaintiffs’ Constitutional rights as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

National Interfaith Alliance President Hits Air Force Academy Prayer Breakfast, and Fundamentalist Keynote

Washington, DC – Interfaith AlliancePresident Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy sent a letter today to U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould, raising concerns about the upcoming Prayer Breakfast at the Academy and the choice of speakers. Rev. Gaddy has been an outspoken advocate for religious freedom in the military and participated […]

Obama Calls for Inclusive Military in State of the Union Address

President Obama demanded equal protection and support for all troops and Marines who serve in the armed forces, echoing recent calls by Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for maintaining the U.S. military as a secular force welcoming to all faiths, ethnicities and creeds. Said Obama: We must never forget that the things we’ve struggled for, and […]

Veterans, The Military, and Religious Freedom

Rightwing, sectarian Christians are embedded at the DVA,  the Pentagon, all branches of the U.S. military, and the military academies. They want Christian armed forces. And they have plenty of friends in the media—Fox and the usual suspects—to echo their call for war, but work against increased veterans’ benefits. via mal One of their media organs is the Colorado […]

United States Air Force Responds in Defense of Christian Dominionists and Proselytizing

Updated: The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and its allies waged a new line of attacks towards Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), demanding the self-proclaimed “Lord’s Army” soldier, Clebe McClary, not be allowed to proselytize Academy personnel at the USAFA prayer breakfast scheduled for February 10, 2011.  Specifically, MRFF, Veterans Today and […]

Air Force Academy: Lies, Lies and More Lies

From: USAF Academy Staff Officer’s E-mail Address Withheld Date: January 21, 2011 12:44:00 PM MST To: Mikey Weinstein Subject: Air Force Academy: “Lies, Lies and More Lies” Mr. Weinstein and MRFF, you do not know me but I am one of your clients anyway. I am one of your clients because I and many others […]

Air Force Academy Taps “Member of Lord’s Army” Veteran to Speak at National Prayer Luncheon

During the first two weeks of February, military bases and schools across the country will join dozens of other organizations is holding annual “prayer breakfasts” and luncheons in coordination with the controversial National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. By Mike Ludwig at t r u t h o u t While military chaplains are expected to […]


Christian Zionist John Hagee Draws Fire ALBUQUERQUE – Mikey Weinstein, Founder and President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundationand member of the JewsOnFirst advisory board, and Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak, Co-Director of www.JewsOnFirst.org, vigorously protest the participation of the New Mexico Jewish Federation in Rev. John Hagee’s “2011 Night to Honor Israel,” which takes place tonight, […]

Mikey Weinstein with Keith Olbermann Hits Forced Religion in Army

U.S. Army to Sgt: “You lack a sense of meaning and purpose in your life.” MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein discusses the unconstitutional, mandatory U.S. Army “Comprehensive Soldier Fitness” survey with blatant “spiritual fitness” component with Keith Olbermann in video. The U.S. Army gives spiritual advice, right. See the video here and below.

Army’s “Spiritual Fitness” Test Comes Under Fire—Designed by Psychologist Who Inspired CIA’s Torture Program Under Fire

An experimental, Army mental-health, fitness initiative designed by the same psychologist whose work heavily influenced the psychological aspects of the Bush administration’s torture program is under fire by civil rights groups and hundreds of active-duty soldiers. They say it unconstitutionally requires enlistees to believe in God or a “higher power” in order to be deemed […]

Letter from Australian Army Warrant Officer to American Mil Officers

Combining religion and military life is inherently dangerous, and all steps should be taken to ensure the two are not conflated, either by those on the inside, or those without … Via the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and doomed-to-hell Chris Rodda and Mikey Weinstein Dear General Gould, Colonel Brantingham, and Colonel Bruno, My name is […]

“Impotent little mouse of a Jew”

Seems that many self-professed Christians are less than thrilled with the efforts of Mikey Weinstein, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and its allies working to ensure that the U.S. Military functions as a secular force welcoming to all Americans of all faiths. Via MAL Contends — Veterans Today has often featured the work of the […]

Family’s Fight Against Air Force Academy Intensifies Over “Baa Baa Sisterhood Cookbook”

Lauren Baas, a US Air Force Academy graduate, was the victim of proselytizing by Cadets for Christ. This cookbook (pictured at left) entitled “Baa Baa Sisterhood Cookbook,” was given to Baas and other female members of the ministry by Cadets for Christ. By Nadia Prupis at  t r u t h o u t Jean […]

Christian Air Force Officer Vows to Violate Military Regulations if DADT is Repealed

The hell with regulations, we hate gays and lesbians and so does god By Chris Rodda in Huffington Post Saying that his “commitment to [his] God supersedes [his] commitment to the DOD,” Air Force Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey has publicly vowed to violate military regulations and his oath to the U.S. Constitution if DADT […]

Military Religious Freedom Group Victorious at Air Force Academy

– Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Demand Finally Met by Air Force Academy; Freedom of Information Act requests force Air Force Academy to release “Climate Survey” on religious bigotry – In a win over rightwing dominionist Christians, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s (MRFF) forced the notoriously doctrinaire Air Force Academy to release the “Climate Survey,” mandated […]

Military Religous Freedom Group to Donate a New Qur’an to Afghan Army for Every One Destroyed by Terry Jones

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) will not let the Qur’an-burning Islamophobia and plain bigotry go unchallenged. From the Military Religious Freedom Foundation: After being contacted by scores of our active duty military clients asking us to do something in response to Terry Jones’ planned “Burn A Koran Day,” MRFF has decided that the most appropriate […]

Military Religious Freedom Head Blasts NY Mosque Opponents

“This is an incredible outrage. Our allied commander in World War II was a German. His last name was Eisenhower, I looked it up. But no one ever came up to him and said, ‘you can’t lead because you’re German’. The anti-Mosque mentality is horrible but it’s nothing new.”

Vets for Common Sense and Religious Freedom Org Slam Christian Proselytizing in U.S. Military, Going to God Won’t Make It for PTSD Victims

– Attempts to reverse the Dr. Sally Satel–Dallas Theological Seminary School of Treatment for PTSD—stressing belief in a Christian God over disability benefits and professional medical care—have met resistance from the institutionalized practice of ‘Battlefield Christian Proselytizing’ and its religious right allies.  Two veteran advocacy organizations are challenging this treatment of traumatized servicemen and servicewomen and the underlying […]

Civil Rights Triumph over Bigotry at Air Force Academy

Via the Military Religious Freedom Foundation: By (name, United States Air Force Academy (USAF) faculty position, USAF Academy faculty department withheld) Today, I heard the most astonishing words from an Air Force Academy Superintendent that I have ever heard in my entire 16 years as an Academy professor.  Quoting from a well-known 1997 United States Air Force report, Lt […]

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed Forces

By Matthew Harwood, t r u t h o u t | Report In his fight against British imperialism, Mahatma Gandhi described the life cycle of successful civil disobedience: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mikey Weinstein, the 55-year-old founder of the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Military […]

Amanda Lee Weinstein Standing Up for Liberty, Our Military and Mikey Weinstein

From the Colorado Spring Gazette: By Amanda Lee Weinstein Fairborn, OH This letter is in response to Paul Baranek’s June 24 letter to the editor, titled “Who cares about Weinstein?’ We all find our footing in a world replete with a brilliant array of faiths, looking for guidance along the way, given (usually) by our parents. […]

Military Religious Freedom Foundation Slammed by Father of Mikey Weinstein’s Daughter-in-law

“It breaks my heart to see a father abandon his children for any reason. Religious bigotry, as a reason, is doubly disturbing.” – Richard Baker    Military Religious Freedom Foundation The founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has another Christian taking shots at him in the Colorado Springs daily newspaper. This would be one Paul […]

Objecting to Franklin Graham’s Islamophobia

Mikey Weinstein, President and Founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), is a bigot’s worst nightmare and the U.S. Constitution’s best friend. Here’s Weinstein’s latest on Islamophobia. Why we object to Franklin Graham’s Islamophobia By Mikey Weinstein Let’s just face it: Franklin Graham is an Islamophobe, an anti-Muslim bigot and an international representative of the scourge of […]

Army considers rescinding invitation to Islamophobe evangelist, Graham

Bigoty is on the run, as the fight for a secular armed forces escalates. By DAN ELLIOTT, DENVER – The Army is considering whether to rescind an invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham to appear at the Pentagon amid complaints about his description of Islam as evil, a military spokesman said Wednesday. Graham, the son of […]

Christians Desecrate Wiccan Religious Site at Air Force Academy

Evangelical Christians are at it again. The proselytizing only-through-Christ bunch have now taken up desecration of non-Christian religious sites: Not Jews this time but Wiccans. What the hell goes through the minds of these evangelicals who think they can tell other religions—at a military academy no less—what to believe? At their core, evangelicals who despise pluralism are […]

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