“Queasy with the bright and promising lights of the cultural realities of the present day, those evil, fundamentalist Christian talibanic creatures and their spiritual heirs have taken refuge behind flimsy, well-worn, gauze-like euphemistic facades such as “family values” and “religious liberty.” These overtly bigoted bandits coagulate their stenchful substances in organizations such as the American Family Association (AFA), the ultra-fundamentalist Family Research Council (FRC), and the Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL). The basis of their ruinous unity is the bane of human existence and progress: horrific hatred and blinding bigotry. However, when the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and others correctly characterize them as “hate groups,” they all too predictably raise a deafening hue and disingenuously bellow mournfully like the world class cowards they are.” Mikey Weinstein – posted at Truthout.org
Pretty strong words that seem out of place and better suited to a real hate group. I could see it if the targets of his anger were beheading opponents, rolling hand grenades under bunks of sleeping servicemen, shooting up soldiers in a welcome home celebration or blowing up little kids in Boston. We can only hope that someone with such twisted feelings about Christians represents a marginal fringe, but this guy actually has some traction. His name is well known in Washington and he’s recruiting some fairly highly profile people to sign on to his campaign, like former Ambassador Joe Wilson that was involved investigating the Iraqi nuclear program.
I left the military in 2009, granted it was only reserve service at the Guard Headquarters in Sacramento, but I never saw the kind of bigotry or duress Weinstein writes about. When things are amiss in the ranks, it’s the top NCO’s who are first to know and I was the 1st Sergeant, the go to guy for all enlisted. I just never saw any problems re Christians and Chaplains. We had religious ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, but they were purely voluntary and there were no extremist groups recruiting or pressuring anyone to join them. Never saw that at any military base either…so, I just don’t understand Weinstein’s attack, unless it’s coming from an old hidden agenda that stems from the cold war days.
I think this hate rhetoric is a sign of times and it is a reflection of how emboldened our left-wing has become. They’ve made significant gains controlling the direction of this nation and they are ratcheting up their hate speech where it will do the most to destroy our traditional values. Attacking real enemies, like Muslim terrorists, serves no good purpose in their world, it’s a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. This is why you never hear them raise their angry voice against those killing us, here, in the Mideast and hot spots around the world. They don’t like these extremists, but they are serving a useful purpose by weakening the old guard with their traditional Christian values so the new left, Godless, movement can take over.
Weinstein is just another liberal fool in pursuit of a communist utopia and he’ll use any means to achieve his ends. This is why I posted a portion of his article, you need to be aware of people like him. Because even if you consider him a crackpot, he’s still dangerous and he’s reaching the fertile minds of our young, selling them his ugly brand of BS.