Mikey Weinstein sent me a link to this amusing article at OneNewsNow, the “news” site owned by the American Family Association. It’s a former chaplain throwing a fit because the Pentagon was allowing a gay pride celebration but not officially-endorsed Bibles.
The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty says it’s a sad state of affairs when the U.S. military decides Bibles are out but “gay pride” is in.
The publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention reported last week that its Bibles will no longer display the official insignia of U.S. military branches. The Pentagon had originally granted permission in 2003, but withdrew that last year because of a complaint and legal threat from anti-Christian crusader Mikey Weinstein and his Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
Col. Ron Crews (USA-Ret.) served as a chaplain for 28 years and now serves as a spokesman for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
“It just seems that every time Mikey Weinstein sends an e-mail over to the Pentagon that they just cater to his every whim,” Crews says. “This one individual has that much influence in the Pentagon. They just cave in.”
One day after the publisher’s announcement regarding military insignia on Bibles, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the military will honor the contributions of homosexual service members as part of “Gay Pride Month.” Crews urges people of faith to stand firm.
Stand firm on what, exactly? It’s not as though they’re banning Bibles, they’re just not allowing a Bible with official military insignia.