Atheist group strikes again ... but apparently strikes out

Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Anti-Christian activist has Mikey Weinstein has struck again, this time convincing Air Force officials to "review" an article about a Christian service member who does medical mission work during holiday breaks.

Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, complained about a January 22 article posted in an online newsletter about Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Larry Gallo of the 433rd Airlift Wing. The MRFF leader described the article as a "shameless and incredibly prominent and public promotion" of religion on an official Air Force website – constituting "a textbook example of a violation of Air Force regulations."

Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, spoke with OneNewsNow about Gallo and the article.

Crews, Col. Ron (Chaplain Alliance)"For the last several years during the Christmas holidays, he and his family have taken mission trips and served others in Guatemala and Mexico," he describes. "Someone in the organization decided it would be good to write an article about that, and so they put it into the Wing newsletter."

But Crews says when Weinstein complained to the Air Force, a disclaimer was attached to the article. "And we're telling the Air Force that there's nothing to review," he states. "There's nothing wrong with describing the actions of an outstanding non-commissioned officer."

In fact, says Crews, Gallo should be honored by the Air Force and in no way have his mission work discredited. His mission trips have been with T.I.M.E. for Christ Medical Ministries, of which he is vice chairman.

MRFF claims the Air Force began reviewing the article on January 27 after they "demanded" it be taken down. At press time, the article displayed no disclaimer and remained available online.

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