Wednesday, August 7, 2013
American Family Association reports about the bullying of, and the suppression of, free speech by Christians in the military. Also see our previous post about the bullying by Michael Weinstein here:
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AFA to Air Force leaders - We want a meeting
August 6, 2013
Dear ____,This week, your American Family Association sent a letter to the U.S. Air Force asking for
a face-to-face meeting to discuss the military branches' recent string of anti-Christian hostilities
against chaplains, officers and enlisted men who publicly share their faith.
The letter to Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning noted that "on April 23, 2013, Air Force and Pentagon
representatives met with Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) President Michael Weinstein,
" thus, the Pentagon should hear from all concerned," which includes Christian-based organizations
Our request follows a strongly-worded letter from 53 members of Congress to Secretary of
Defense Chuck Hagel, questioning why the Air Force would grant a private meeting with Weinstein,
whose organization urged the military branch to begin a "cleansing" of any public expression of the
Christian faith in the military.
For example, after receiving a phone call from Weinstein last month, the commander of the Joint
Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska censored an essay by a base chaplain entitled "No Atheists in
Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II." Within hours, on Weinstein's demand, the commander
ordered the essay removed from the base website.
The bottom line is this: We believe the Air Force is taking anti-Christian directives from a civilian
atheist. And just like Congress, we want to know why.
The Air Force bent over backwards to meet with Weinstein, bringing in high ranking officers like
the Judge Advocate General, Deputy Inspector General, Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Director of Air
Force Equal Opportunity and other staff members.
Here are the letters mentioned above:
See our previous post about the bullying by Michael Weinstein of the military:
YouTube videos of the atheist Michael Weinstein demanding Christians be denied their right to free speech: