As the Christian right continues its hysterical freakout over the Pentagon’s non-existent policy of court-martialing any soldier who utters the word “God” in the presence of another person, this may be the silliest story of all. The Worldnutdaily is asking questions:
In light of the confusing statements recently by the U.S. military about whether Christians will be prosecuted for sharing their faith, the chief of a chaplains organization says the real question is different.
“The question is why is the military having meetings with [anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein] and how is it he appears to have easy access to individuals such as [former Ambassador Joe] Wilson.”
That’s from Brig. Gen. Doug Lee, now chairman of the executive committee for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
Ooh, he’s found the real question. But it’s a question with trivially easy and mundane answers. Why would the military have a meeting with Mikey Weinstein? Because he’s the leader of an organization that has pressed the military to address the problem of superior officers forcing their religion on subordinates. And because he is a former high-ranking JAG officer himself and a former Reagan administration White House counsel. And why does Mikey have “easy access” to Joe Wilson? Because Wilson is on the board of Mikey’s organization. There, your real question has been answered. Kind of anti-climactic, isn’t it?
And let’s address this dishonest framing from WND in calling Mikey an “anti-Christian activist.” He is nothing of the sort. In fact, the overwhelming majority of MRFF clients in the military have been Christians who have had other Christians impose their religion on them. This is as absurd as referring to MRFF as an “atheist organization,” as their enemies so often do. This is called “poisoning the well.”