'Is that you, Mikey? Hang on while I transfer you'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

According to an advocate for religious freedom in the military, some USAF commanders have been told to just "send it up the chain of command" when they get a complaint from anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein.

Crews, Col. Ron (Chaplain Alliance)"I've been told by a confidential source that senior leaders at the Air Force are now instructing commanders that [they] do not have to listen every time Mikey calls," reports Ron Crews of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

Weinstein is founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit that boasts of directly battling what it calls "the far-right militant radical evangelical religious fundamentalists" in the U.S. military. He is known for attempting to squelch the free-speech rights of people of faith in the military whenever they express anything even remotely Christian in the workplace.

But in many cases, Weinstein's demands have been reversed when his motives and animosity toward Christians are brought to the attention of the higher echelons of command. Such was the case last week when Weinstein's "victory" involving Robins Air Force Base in Georgia was short-lived.

Crews also tells OneNewsNow that military officials have told him the days of Weinstein's bullying are over. Air Force commanders, he says, are being told that when the MRFF founder calls, "tell him Thank you for the call and then send it up chain of command so they can start making correct decisions early on."

"I think there are some in the senior leadership of the Air Force who are really wanting to do the right thing now – and I'm grateful for that," the retired chaplain concludes.

In commenting on the Robins AFB matter, Todd Starnes of Fox News Channel recently stated: "For whatever the reason, the Air Force is terrified of Weinstein and his minions. I've lost count of the number of times they've done his bidding and marginalized Christianity within the ranks." He describes MRFF as "a group of perpetually-offended trouble makers who love to target Christians."

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