So, David Barton’s henchman Rick Green posted another post on his blog today. In this one he claims to want to have a scholarly debate, and, of course, the best way to have an objective scholarly debate is always to attempt to completely discredit any opponent with ad-hominem attacks beforehand.
In his latest, titled, Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!!! (in a scholarly sort of way!), Green kept up the same crap about me from his last post, and also decided to go after, and lie about (big surprise), the organization I work for, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), which of course has even less to do with the historical debate than some of the other very Christian things he’s been saying about me have. But Green might have made a big mistake here. Now he’s pissed off Mikey. It’s not good to piss off Mikey.
But Green, while listing some of MRFF’s greatest accomplishments, seems to be afraid to speak the name of MRFF, instead calling it only “the ACLU of the military.”
Below is what MRFF had to say about Mr. Green. The video in this is from this past May, when Barton went after Mikey on his radio show, coincidentally five years to the day from when I started working for MRFF, which came about in the first the because of me writing an article on Talk2Action about a Barton essay about the “myth” of separation of church and state being in the JROTC core curriculum American history textbook. So, if you think about it, David Barton is actually responsible for me getting my job at MRFF. Ain’t life funny?
Why is Rick Green afraid to mention MRFF?
– AUGUST 14, 2012
Notorious David Barton defender / mouthpiece / puppet Rick Green just published a rambling diatribe in which he attempted to discredit MRFF Sr. Research Director Chris Rodda for her association with MRFF – while clearly avoiding mentioning MRFF by name.
In this post, Green refers to Rodda as one of the “bomb throwing, left wing radicals that seek to destroy the foundations of America,” and states that she is “obscure, relentless, virulently anti-Christian.”
Not only is that ridiculously and patently untrue, it’s also a completely irrelevant (and par for the course) ad hominem refusal to actually address anything resembling facts. Green then goes even further by “exposing” Rodda’s connection with MRFF:
She works with the ACLU of the military world who does everything they can to curb the religious freedom and expression of the very people who are laying down their lives for her freedom to speak out on her never ending youtube videos. They are responsible for West Point disinviting special forces hero and courageous champion of faith Gen. Boykin. They forced soldiers to remove Biblical references engraved on their weapons and demanded the removal of Franklin Graham participating in the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer. These people do not support a freedom OF religion, they want a freedom FROM religion. It is not enough for them to choose no religion, they want to force that choice on you.
Notice how MRFF’s name is conspicuous by omission. Is Rick Green actually afraid to even mention MRFF? Oh, and we’re pretty sure Green’s using the same “fact” checkers as Barton. After all, it was David Barton that called MRFF President and Founder Mikey Weinstein the “Secretary of the Air Force.”
If you’re in need of a simultaneously amusing and scary look into the psyche of those who would turn our U.S. military into a marauding Christian crusader force, go ahead and read Rick Green’s screed – but again, be warned, words like “fact” and “truth” have very different meanings for Mr. Green: