Skip to comments.Air Force Academy Backtracks on Christmas Toy Drive Because Itís Too Christian
Posted on 11/04/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of a Christian-sponsored childrens toy drive after commanders were accused of religious intolerance.
Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate who runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the academys participation in Operation Christmas Child is inappropriate because of its evangelical Christian roots.
Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritans Purse, headed by Franklin Graham the son of evangelist Billy Graham. It packs toys and other items into shoe boxes and sends them to needy children around the world, along with a Christian message in each gift.
This is arrogance beyond measure, Weinstein told the Colorado Springs Gazette.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
What? That is just wrong on so many levels. Who do we write to?
This country has turned into a cesspool. I don’t think we need maggots like Mrs. Weinstein’s little Mikey in our Air Force. JMO.
Although Weinstein sounds Jewish, I bet he would have no problem with a Muslim organization.
Who do we write to!
the air force academy used to be Christian.
Off we go into the wild pagan yonder.
Weinstein... why am I not surprised.
I imagine it won’t be long before this maggot demands that all copies of “High Flight” be removed from the academy grounds. I wonder if he’s one of those new, bitter DADT types.
America’s march to a Marxist society is in full swing, under the leadership of Barky Hussein Obumbo.
Some people don’t need killing, they just need to be beat about the head and shoulders. Here is one.
How very stupid of them. My father an AF WWII veteran who flew the Burma Hump is probably spinning in his grave.
The weaselly little prick Weinstein should get a piece of patriotic America’s mind. His actions are a disgrace and completely indecent. Probably directly from the white hut too.
The Gutless Godless Air Farce Academy
It's intolerant to give gifts to children now?
Someone get a shoebox, fill it with coal, and ship it to Mikey Weinstein. What a putz.
Mikey. Shut up and go back to making bad commercials.
PS: I’m Jewish. Kids need toys and love, period except when the toys are loaded with jihadist explosives.
What's this little snot rag going to do when he has to recite the USM oath?
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Thank you Mikey WHINEstein
What a worm.
I just fired off a nasty-gram to the bigot.
And yet no one would object had it been Ramadan gifts with a Islamic message being sent by the US Air Force to children.
I’m a grad ans wish Mickey wasn’t.
It’s interesting that some of us turn out to be pilots, physicians, engineers...and of course, there are always some for whom the honor code was just a rumor. You listenin’ Mikey?
We are indeed “through the looking glass”.
It seems as though ALL expessions of Christianty
are perforce to be branded “evangelical”, and you
know what that means. Franklin Graham, that dreadful
person, just has to be shut down because they want you
that implicit in his every act of goodness and charity
is a strident and arrogant proselytizing and ‘evangelizing’.
I think it goes without saying that similar acts of giving
(which you are never likely to see) coming from an Islamic
organization would be viewed as a welcome gesture of conciliation by a “minority religion”, just “trying to catch up” or restore some balance to the hegemony of overbearing Christianity.
Is this the same Air Farce Academy which about a year ago converted it’s Chapel into a Mosque (or so we were told)?
Can anyone check on that and get back to us?
Somehow I think that celebrations of Ramidan are considered quite “tolerant” and acceptable, and Officers are probably given leave to go on Haj whenever they feel so inclined.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they get to take the Cadets with them to run around the Kabala yelling the official new USAF cheer of “Allahu Achbar!”.
Are the mess halls all Halal yet? I’d be surprised if they weren’t.
Thanks for the link. He is a maggot. When he’s not out trying to destroy the First Amendment, he’s trying to win the Nobel “Peace” Prize.
What’s next; Banning Christmas Break all together?
Really you miserable little twit? If it were ANY other religion it would be called a gesture of outreach by imbeciles like you. And I say this as a non-Christian.
With all due respect to its combat veterans and the many current outstanding officers and enlisted personnel, it appears the Air Force could use a role model.
May I propose the United States Marine Corps?
He is a nasty little skid mark on the Academy and those legions who graduated that actually have character and honor. He doesn't. Unfortunately, he has made a career of destroying that fine institution and bullying the politically correct into submission.
He should have been thrown out on his ass the very first day he arrived there. That was a sad, sad day for the Academy (and America) when he wasn't and he eventually graduated. It's like discovering you have Karl Marx in your Squadron and he's working for the enemy.
How intolerant of Christmas.
People like Weinstein are fugging up our country with their BS.
Let this maggot try to shut down Toys for Tots brought to thousands of children by the United States Marine Corps. I still my USMC issued Marine Bible. New Testament and Psalms only. Kinda Christian ya think?
Ping to read about Mikey the Maggot
Couldn’t fly because it is raining ... call the Navy carrier for air support. Been going downhill for quite a few years.
Another A-hole battling imaginary bogeymen so that he can come out looking like a heroic warrior for tolerance and All Things American. His “resume”, and everything else on that link is one of the most needlessly padded and repetitive things of its kind I’ve ever read or heard about.
This dude has found a little niche for himself, and is playing it to the hilt. A legend in his own mind.
Ps-—An Academy Graduate THIRTYFOUR YEARS AGO.
Like a washed up actor who keeps re-living the one Broadway show he was in, that closed after a 10 day run.
And I loved the Nobel Peace Prize nominations, especially the creepy reference that the nomination came from the “only Christian” in an ally nation of ours, obviously Israel.
A little backhanded swipe at Israel, just to round it all out and remind everyone how bigoted and intolerant they too are?
Maybe we can send in the Marines to do what my USAF whimped out on.
In the name of diversity, should they send suicide belts in recognition of those from the religion of peace? Would that make it okay to send toys as Christians?
We shouldn’t be neutered as long as the Constitution remains. This document acknowledges our God-given Natural Rights. It is time to reclaim God. We can never remove God and Objective Truth without destroying the Constitution. Objective Truth means we have a standard of Right and Wrong—which is God’s—not Barney Franks.
Supra Positive Law as used in Nuremberg and our Civil Rights legislation can declare unconstitutional law null and void. We are a nation under God. Since there have been numerous legal cases declaring we are a “Christian nation”, jurisprudence proves it.
Christmas was declared a Federal Holiday by Pres. Grant, so as such, it needs to be celebrated. We have NO muslim “roots” or atheist “roots” and never could have with a Constitution based on Natural Law Theory and God-given rights. (not allah-given rights). Until our government is overthrown, the Constitution stands. Zero is trying to make it worthless, but he can’t if the people don’t allow him to.
We should be removing judges and officials who don’t uphold their oaths to uphold the Constitution and our God-given rights to worship God in the public square which includes the most popular religion, Christianity. Saying the words, Jesus Christ, is NOT and establishment of religion. This Marxist interpretation of separation of Church and State comes straight out of Stalin’s Constitution. (no kidding).
No, this is arrogance....
Yeah, and it is a shame.
Mikey Weinstein is a very specific kind of gadfly. When he believes that church and state are intermingling in the military, he goes in with a sting.
Weinstein says that the problem goes back to the ending of the draft in 1972, after which the military became less representative of the entire population and more of what is now called red state or rural and small-town America.
The man is mentally ill and should be locked up to protect the public.
I'd be happy to give him all the shots he needs to get stabilized.
Weinstein served as the first General Counsel to Texas billionaire and two-time Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot and Perot Systems Corporation and left Mr. Perot’s employ in 2006 to focus his full-time attention on the nonprofit foundation he founded in March 2006 to directly battle the evangelical, fundamentalist religious right; the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. This foundation was formed as a watchdog organization to protect religious freedom in the Military in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 1300.17, Accommodation of Religious Practices Within the Military Services.
Weinstein’s ire was provoked when, contrary to his assumptions that the religious and constitutional climate at USAFA had improved since leaving USAFA, his younger son Curtis, an Academy cadet, was exposed to Christian proselytizing of an insultingly patronizing and anti-Semitic nature, including questions from upperclassmen inquiring “How it felt to kill Jesus”. The hegemony of evangelical intolerance at the Academy was also confirmed by Weinstein older son Casey, a 2004 Academy graduate, who alleges that “Senior cadets would sit down and say, ‘How do you feel about the fact that your family is going to burn in hell?’”. This galvanized Weinstein into challenging the perceived religious intolerance present within the ranks of the military in general and the US Air Force Academy in particular; Weinstein later recounted in his autobiography, “It is naturally of great personal consequence that Curtis’s and Casey’s encounters with religious bigotry occurred at the Academy, which is where I first encountered it as well. Of course, from a historical perspective, Jews have always had the unfortunate role of scapegoat thrust upon them. But I’m under no illusions that what happened to my Jewish sons and my Christian daughter-in-law could not have happened to the son of a patriotic American Muslim or Buddhist or agnostic or atheist. I wouldn’t be surprised if it already had.”
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