Dec 8, 2013
Posted on Jul 11, 2011
By Mike Farrell
On too many levels, it’s also a lonely fight. Upon seeing the degree of craziness—and personal danger—Weinstein, his family and the MRFF staff face on a regular basis, I offered a bit of help and am now a member of its advisory board. Though I’ve dealt with cults and their apologists in the past, working with the Cult Awareness Network (the original CAN that was put out of business and taken over by Scientologists), I was only vaguely aware of the degree of religious wackiness in the military. Now, I find the parallels striking. And dangerous. The level of vitriol directed at this work by so-called Christians, most of it at Weinstein himself, demonstrates a degree of loopiness I haven’t encountered since mixing it up with the Moonies, Scientologists and other groups back in the anti-cult days.
Aside from dealing with the everyday verbal and written assaults like “Kike”; leader of “the forces of Satan”; “devoted servant of Satan”; “… are all Jews just money-grubbing busybodies”; “… grind yourself into dust against the wave of Christianity that is sweeping this nation”; “… you and your atheist comrades’ days are running out”; “jew lawyer crybaby who sucks moslems (sic) c**k…”; and other such homilies from his Christian detractors, Weinstein and the MRFF (now including a security staff to deal with death threats and assassination attempts) work to safeguard the right to religious freedom of thousands of Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen and women of all faiths (96 percent of them Christian—Catholics and Mainline Protestants), Academy staff, cadets, midshipmen, military personnel and others whose education, jobs and careers are in jeopardy if they fail to toe the line dictated by military superiors who claim to be the only true followers of Jesus of Nazareth.
So think about it. Please. Unless you’re comfortable with the idea of a hyper-Christian American military, do something.
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