Military Religious Freedom Foundation Says Bible Frightened Air Force Personnel
Air Force Major Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, is in trouble. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding that he be “aggressively punished” for having an open Bible on his desk.
“It (the Bible) is very obviously a statement of Christian preference, Christian primacy,” MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein told Todd Starnes of Fox News. “Had that been the Book of Satan or the Koran there would be blood in the freaking streets.”
Mikey, you are exactly wrong… on both counts. There is blood in the “freaking” streets, largely because of radical Islamists. Yet we treat the Koran’s of even suspected (or known!) terrorists with kid gloves, by literally wearing white gloves so as to protect and respect them. The slightest inferred insult to Islam or Mohammed is often met with an outbreak of horrific violence, whereas Christianity is openly, gleefully, mocked in every way, shape and form by Hollywood, the “artistic” community (remember “Piss Christ?”), academia and the mainstream media. It is nearly impossible to find an American television show or movie that doesn’t feature the taking of the Lord’s name in vain on multiple occasions. Christian’s reaction to this continual onslaught of sacrilege? None.
Therein lies the real problem, Mikey. That some are even seriously upset that the Book of Satan may not be afforded the same respect as the Bible is proof positive of the rapid degradation of society. Heaven versus Hell? Good versus evil? People in a sane society are not supposed to be unbiased between these concepts. That’s kind of the whole point, Mikey.
Mr. Weinstein went on to accuse Maj. Lewis of “harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations.” One doesn’t “harbor” an example, Mikey. Nor does one “encourage” an example, but, improper language usage aside, your point is not well taken. In fact it’s ludicrous. Forcing Maj. Lewis to remove his Bible from his desk would be a violation of his First Amendment rights. You see, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were put in place to put strict limits on what the government could force its citizens to do, not to limit its citizen’s freedoms in an attempt to ensure no one ever risked being offended. Progressives always attempt to turn this fact inside out, as they do with most other ones, as well. Mr. Weinstein, overbearing fraud that he is, fervently wishes to take away Maj. Lewis’ religious freedom.
Weinstein claims he received complaints from 33- unnamed- Air Force personnel, stating, ”We have 33 very scared Air Force families.” Really? “Very scared?!” Of a Bible on a desk? If that is true, how would they be able to fight ISIS or other enemies of the United States?
If that is true, that is truly scary.
(After this was written, the air force ruled it will “allow” Major Lewis to keep his Bible on his desk, “If he wishes.”).