A new Commander was recently installed at Edwards AFB. Agitators already want him gone. Why? Because he’s one of ‘THOSE’ people.
Michael “Mikey” Weinstein and his dubiously named Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) filed a formal complaint this week with Defense Secretary James Mattis alleging that Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, engaged in “intolerance/proselytizing; violations of DoD diversity & civil liberties policies; and Air Force standards violations.”
In a press release on Monday, the virulently anti-Christain organization screeched that Teichert “should be doing time behind prison bars, not commanding a wing wearing general’s stars.”
Strong words. Must have been a serious offense to ratchet the rhetoric up to eleven like that, right?
Forget the General’s spotless resume. Their complaint had nothing to do with any alleged failures in the execution of his duties.
In his spare time, the General had a website. It encouraged — are you ready for this — people to PRAY at lunchtime.
In a public setting, he invited others to PRAY for him! Shocking, I know.
‘Behind prison bars’ is their recommended solution for such an egregious violation as to invite the public to pray for him.
And we wonder how Hitler and Stalin filled the gulags? It’s because of people like Weinstein, here. Imprison anyone who fails to conform with the ‘accepted’ thinking of the Revolution.
“Sometime in early 2013, he created a public webpage and the blog, along with social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) to promote his fundamentalist, dominionist ‘Christian’ beliefs,” according to MRFF. “He created an acronym for this he called ‘PLUS’ which stands for Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States.” This conduct, the demand letter alleges, is a violation of Air Force policy, “especially the absence of disclaimers and manifested intolerance for religious diversity.”
Oh no! Absence of disclaimers. He gave no Trigger warning!
You know who else Weinstein’s attitude would have thrown into a prison cell?
(Hat Tip: Faithwire for their convenient list of such ‘offenders’. Here are a few.)
Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day
George Washington: “I now make it my earnest prayer…”
FDR: Calling for a ‘Revival of the Spirit of religion’
No greater thing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of religion—a revival that would sweep through the homes of the Nation and stir the hearts of men and women of all faiths to a reassertion of their belief in God and their dedication to His will for themselves and for their world. I doubt if there is any problem- social, political or economic—that would not melt away before the fire of such a spiritual awakening.
Harry Truman: on Christmas Eve, 1950
But all of us–at home, at war, wherever we may be–are within reach of God’s love and power. We all can pray. We all should pray.
We should ask the fulfillment of God’s will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the quietness of soul which comes alone to them who place their lives in His hands.
We should pray for a peace which is the fruit of righteousness.
The Nation already is in the midst of a Crusade of Prayer. On the last Sunday of the old year, there will be special services devoted to a revival of faith.
I call upon all of you to enlist in this common cause. I call upon you no matter what your spiritual allegiance.
We are all joined in the fight against the tyranny of communism. Communism is godless. Democracy is the harvest of faith–faith in one’s self, faith in one’s neighbors, faith in God.
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What makes America so different from other nations? Other nations are built around regimes or systems. But America was built from on ideas. From a blank slate.
Built on ideas that are DANGEROUS to tyrants.
That we have God-Given Rights, like Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Dangerous ideas. Like this one: the people, when threatened, have a God-Given right to stand up in defiance of any government that dares threaten any of those rights.
There’s a men’s version…
And a women’s version, too…
Because in America, the bros AND the ladies BOTH have a rich history of badass rowdiness.