Mikey Gets Email

Here’s yet another bit of incoherent hate mail sent to my friend Mikey Weinstein, with all the hallmarks of wingnuttia — randomly capitalized words, almost total lack of punctuation other than periods, thinly veiled threats. And this one comes from an airman from the same base as Mikey’s daughter and son-in-law.

> I am a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Stationed where your daughter and her husband are also stationed. In (name of state withheld) at (base name withheld) AFB. They don’t know me but we know them. They’re not in my squadron. My wife and our friends and I feel sorry for them when we see them. They probably have some affection for you as any children would. But they don’t know you as we do. And as the Lord knows you Mikey. By your never-ending persecution of Christians here at (base name withheld) and everywhere else. Mikey you had better stop and consider what awaits you for your crimes against Christ and his Word. You have placed your soul in Harms Way Mikey. Yes even you have one. If you don’t stop your persecution of the followers of Jesus immediately you face the consequences of spending eternity in hell. It’s as simple as that. Can you just understand that simple basic point? You’re a lawyer so you must have some smarts. Don’t have your family grieve for you being in hell. Stop persecuting those of us who follow the only way truth and life: John 14:6. And start worrying about your own eternal life. Keep your big nose out of the business of Christians trying to save you your daughter and her husband and everyone else. You should be thanking us instead of persecuting us.

It reads like it was written by a 12 year old and it’s from an Air Force officer. And reason wept.

22 comments on this post.
  1. matty1:

    I trust Mikey wrote back. “If you don’t stop threatening me with things I don’t believe in I’ll set a leprechaun on you”.

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!:

    Persecuting them by ..well how exactly?

    That’s my question. Seems the persecution is kind the other way round what with the sending of veiled “we know where ya live” threats an’ all.

  3. grumpyoldfart:

    Can’t be from a real Christian. It doesn’t have death threats.

  4. otrame:

    If we were to assume the writer really is a pilot stationed on the same base as one of Mikey’s kids and sent this, it comes very close to actionable harassment. But then, I consider the grammar and punctuation to be conduct unbecoming an officer, without even considering the actual content..

  5. John Pieret:

    Keep your big nose out of the business of Christians

    Well, at least he is a tad more subtle than the ones that call Mikey “jew-boy” and “kike.”

  6. sailor1031:

    Intelligence standards for Air Force pilots seem to have slipped dismally since my young days.

  7. waldteufel:

    I doubt that this letter was written by an Air Force officer.

  8. phhht:

    They can’t show any empirical evidence. They can’t convince by reason. They can’t lead by example. Oh no! What to do?

    They do what they always do. They threaten. They try to coerce belief. They extort on behalf of their loving and just gods.

    It’s the Christian Way!

  9. d.c.wilson:

    phhht@8:

    You forgot cry victim when they’re told they can’t coerce others.

  10. changerofbits:

    The fact that this digital diarrhea doesn’t seem to fit with the training of an USAF officer/pilot and the direct “I’m stalking your children”, I assume a restraining order is being signed by a judge as we speak (if they can track down the source).

  11. KevinKat:

    You should maybe direct this to the base commander, since that’s a veiled threat and it’s unbecoming of an officer in the US Air Force.

  12. Modusoperandi:

    THATS NOT A TRUE CHRISTIAN HES USING THE SMALL LETTERS AND THE SPELINGS GOOD THE GRAMMARS ARE OK THEIRS PUNTCUATION AND PARAGRAPHS ALSO THE SENTENCES DONT RUN ON AND THE THREATS ARE TO SUBTLE I PRAY THAT HE FINDS THE LORD AND LETS HIM INTO HIS HAERT BEFORE ITS TO LATE AND HE BURNS IN HELL FOREVER WITH MICKY WINSTEEN.

  13. RickR:

    John Pieret @5- I had the same thought. “Needz moar overt anti-semitism”.

  14. Doug Little:

    If you don’t stop your persecution of the followers of Jesus immediately you face the consequences of spending eternity in hell. It’s as simple as that. Can you just understand that simple basic point?

    But it’s not simple at all. I have questions about the evidence that

    a) Jesus existed
    b) Hell exists
    c) Eternity exists

    Also have questions about how a supposedly all powerful benevolent being would be into eternal torture because one of its creations thinks that government endorsement of its particular religion is probably not the best idea when trying to build an inclusive and cohesive military, and why it doesn’t take its own advice and turn the other cheek.

  15. timberwoof:

    They let this nutter fly a multimillion-dollar piece of high-tech equipment? I just hope he doesn’t go religious-apeshit and fly it into a building.

  16. raven:

    They let this nutter fly a multimillion-dollar piece of high-tech equipment? I just hope he doesn’t go religious-apeshit and fly it into a building.

    That I pay for!!! With my hard earned tax dollars.

    Where do I go to get a refund? This is not a good use of my tax money.

  17. thebookofdave:

    You have placed your soul in Harms Way Mikey. Yes even you have one.

    He repeats his assertion, as if Mikey never considered whether he possessed a soul. Or because repetition lends his statement greater authority. Or maybe just to reassure himself that not all secular jews aren’t soulless abominations.

  18. thebookofdave:

    are

    (where’s an edit button when you need one?)

  19. peterh:

    “Can’t be from a real Christian. It doesn’t have death threats.”

    Oh, yes, it can; it contains the “Just you wait [for the unproven] after-death punishments.” Real Christians™ toss that one all over the landscape.

  20. exdrone:

    It’s the script of a Chick tract. As a plagiarist, the writer’s soul is likely imperiled as well.

  21. oranje:

    I would pay real money to see the look on their faces if, some day, they are actually persecuted.

  22. Cynickal:

    The Air Force is well known for having been subverted by evangelical Christians.
    http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2002258355_academy30.html

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