May 10 2013

A Shitstorm of Biblical Proportions (and I haven’t had time to write a damn thing about it)

By now I’m sure most readers here have caught at least a turd or two of the shitstorm created by the lies from Breitbart.com and FOX News about Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).

The gist of the lies is that the military plans to start court-martialing Christian service members for simply practicing their religion, and that the Pentagon and/or President Obama has hired MRFF’s founder and president Mikey Weinstein as an “anti-Christian” consultant to make this happen. None of this is true, of course, but Breitbart.com, FOX News, and organizations like the Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA) have millions of people believing that it is.

As the Senior Research Director at MRFF, I usually write about what’s going on at MRFF, but when we’re in the midst of a shitstorm of biblical proportions, as we are right now, there are other things I have to do, which is the reason that I’m just about the only person who hasn’t written anything about this particular shitstorm.

I still don’t have time to write anything myself, but some good articles have been written by others that say pretty much what I would say if I had time to write something myself.

One of the best takedowns came out today on examiner.com. In his article “Deconstructing hysteria: one degree of separation from FRC,” Charles McAlpin thoroughly explains what the lies are and includes numerous links to the sources of the lies. Most importantly, McAlpin shows how all roads lead back to the the FRC and its executive vice president Jerry “my god is bigger than your god” Boykin.

That’s all I have time to write for the moment. I must now get back to dealing with this seemingly endless bombardment of excrement.


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    Unfortunately, it’s a no-lose situation for those clowns. When nothing happens, they’ll be claiming they prevented it..

    My apologies to the actual clowns out there!

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    From McAlpin’s article:

    those most upset by MRFF’s actions divide the world into groups who are either “for us” or “against us.” With such a mindset, a person might be tempted to brand as an enemy anyone who does not sufficiently hate the MRFF.

    It’s what they do: “Whoever is not with me is against me.” (Matthew 12:30)

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