11-30-2007, 11:36 AM

Posted 1:00 AM Eastern

by Jim Kouri
November 29, 2007
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Mikey Weinstein, author of "With God on Our Side, One Man's War against an Evangelical Coup in America's Military" and Founder/President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is scheduled to be honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his work in removing Christianity from US Armed Services.

Weinstein and his international team of researchers and producers are launching a series of lawsuits against the Pentagon in a concentrated effort to deprive certain military personnel from openly practicing their religion -- Christians.

"Try removing Allah or Mohammed from the military and see what happens? With Christians you can get away with anything. Judge Andrew Napolitano's new book "A Nation of Sheep" is right on. Christians are truly sheep," said Lorraine Tillman.

Those who support Weinstein and his non-profit MRFF claim that he's "breaking the chokehold on the Evangelical encroachment into the most technologically lethal organization in the world -- the US Military."

"Their reasoning is ridiculous. Wouldn't having military personnel who believe in -- and rely on -- Jesus Christ make for better soldiers?" asks former US Marine intelligence officer and NYPD detective Sidney Francis.

"Weinstein and his followers cloak their actions with the US Constitution, but I don't see it in my copy. Perhaps it's in the section adjacent to a woman's right to kill an unborn baby," said Det. Francis.

According to political consultant Mike Baker, many of the members of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are left-wingers from the Hollywood elite. Their website lists many liberal-left activists including television producer and People for the American Way founder Norman Lear, actors Ed Azner and Ed Begley, Jr., former "Mamas and Papas" singer Michelle Phillips, and has-been movie star Eric Roberts.


"It's the same cast of anti-American activists under a different banner. These people want to kick God and Jesus Christ out of the schools, the military, the courts and anywhere else they can think of," said Baker.

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece, Weinstein and one of his cohorts published the following:

"What [did] the packages to contain? Not body armor or home-baked cookies. Rather, they held Bibles, proselytizing material in English and Arabic and the apocalyptic computer game 'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' (derived from the series of post-Rapture novels), in which 'soldiers for Christ' hunt down enemies who look suspiciously like UN peacekeepers.

"The packages were put together by a fundamentalist Christian ministry called Operation Straight Up, or OSU. Headed by former kickboxer Jonathan Spinks, OSU is an official member of the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program. The group has staged a number of Christian-themed shows at military bases, featuring athletes, strongmen and actor-turned-evangelist Stephen Baldwin. But thanks in part to the support of the Pentagon, Operation Straight Up has now begun focusing on Iraq, where, according to its website , it planned an entertainment tour called the 'Military Crusade.'"

The MRFF website boasts of the organization's close relationship with the big media such as CNN, the New York Times, MSNBC, Dan Rather, Bill Moyers and others.

"These are well-connected people who only wish harm to our military... and what's more harmful than removing Christianity. MRFF is a front group for the ultra-left People for the American Way," said former US Air Force intelligence officer now a police lieutenant in New Jersey Stephan Rogers.

Rogers believes the goal is to change the loyalty of the US military. "If our soldiers don't believe in God and Country, they will be more inclined to accept United Nations honchos as their superiors and less inclined towards loyalty to the American people."

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