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Air Force Base Caves to Demands to Remove Bible

In Culture, Faith, Military, News by Allen West13 Comments

Yesterday, many of us spent the day in church as Christians worshiping the God of our Judeo-Christian faith heritage. I attended Watermark Church in Dallas, and heard an incredible sermon delivered by Pastor Jonathan “JP” Pokluda on Luke 16:19-31 titled, “What is on the Outside of the Goodness of God?” Based upon Jesus’ parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, JP surmised these three things in his message: 1.) nothing good, 2.) constant pain forever, and 3.) eternal regret. JP has been preaching from a series called “The Outsiders” which is focused on enabling Christians to witness to those who believe that they are “outside” of God’s saving grace. It was a powerful sermon, and the series has indeed blessed my soul, and strengthened by resolve to be a better witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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And that is why I am really angered about what I just read about, and will share with y’all here.

As reported by Fox News:

“The commander of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming has agreed to replace a Bible on a POW/MIA table with a generic “book of faith,” the Military Religious Freedom Foundation revealed this week. The MRFF is a militant organization that has fought against Nativity scenes, Bible studies and any outward expressions of the Christian faith on U.S. military installations. The head of the foundation, Mikey Weinstein, wrote in the HuffPost that he is dedicated to fighting “virulent religious oppression” carried out by “incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”

The MRFF alleges that as many as 36 unnamed clients at the Air Force base in Wyoming have complained about the inclusion of the Bible on the table honoring prisoners of war and missing comrades. “Our MRFF clients under Col. (Stacy) Huser’s command remain resolute in their most fervent objection to this blatant display of fundamentalist Christian supremacy, domination and exceptionalism,” Weinstein wrote in a letter to the military. The Air Force base decided to temporarily rotate the Bible with books from other faiths until it could be permanently replaced with a “book of faith,” the MRFF said on its website Tuesday. Col. Huser confirmed the MRFF account. She said in a statement Thursday: “One of our focus areas . . . is increasing the sense of belonging for all our Airmen; a large part of that effort is ensuring the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for. This concern being brought to our attention only helps us work toward meeting the needs of all Airmen. The 90th Missile Wing is scheduled to replace the Bible on the POW/MIA table with a ‘book of faith’ containing spiritual writings and prayers from the five DoD (Department of Defense) Chaplain appointed faith groups and a sixth set of blank pages to represent those who find solace by other means.”

At some point in time we need to have commanders in our military that tell this Mikey Weinstein fella to go pound sand. I recently wrote a piece on his complaint about a military appreciation service at the First Baptist Church in Dallas . . . to wit the Pentagon caved to this radical secular humanist. I can understand that our military, which I experienced, being told that they cannot openly display Christian articles of faith, such as the Bible, or crosses, in the Middle East. I did find it rather hypocritical that we were good enough to die for the Afghans, but we were not good enough to openly display our faith. And just the same, our Judeo-Christian faith is not allowed in places where we provide American taxpayer dollars in financial aid, such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. But, to now have this absurdity in our own country is beyond belief.

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This Mikey Weinstein is the same person who believes that any proselytizing, or witnessing, of the Christian faith by military members should be an offense punishable by court-martial. Perhaps this miserable wretch of a person — for whom I shall pray — fails to realize that when he was commissioned as an Air Force officer — yes, he graduated from the Air Force Academy — that the final words of his oath were “so help me God.” That God is the Judeo-Christian God upon whom the Bible is based. What drives a delusional, deranged, and demented person such as Weinstein to make ugly, and horrible denigrating statements such as “he is dedicated to fighting virulent religious oppression carried out by well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces?” Hmm, it appears to me that the only person terrorizing is Weinstein himself. And “Christian monsters?” This is how the left — this time radical secular humanists — roll, by using these hyperbolic demeaning monikers to demonize their opposition. There were no monsters at Watermark Church in Dallas, or any other church, this past Sunday. No Christian is seeking to force anything, and certainly, members of our Armed Forces should not see themselves as helpless. A Bible sitting on a POW/MIA table should not be seen as offensive, and certainly should not incur such dangerous wrath.

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US Air Force Col. Stacy Huser is the Commanding Officer at F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming . . . not Mikey Weinstein. Each time the military surrenders to this Gerasene demoniac, they cede power to him, and only encourage and embolden him to push harder, and go farther. One would have thought that when we elected President Donald Trump, and installed a new civilian leadership in our Department of Defense, radicals like Weinstein would be cast aside . . . apparently not. If we are raising a set of whiners in our military who get their feelings hurt by seeing a Bible openly displayed, perhaps they should not join our military, and seek membership in a Cupcake/Snowflake Club instead, where they can receive all the participation ribbons and coddling they desire.

My question is simple: how did we get to this point so fast? A person like a Weinstein should be seen as a crazed maniac ranting on a street corner, not a person who is impacting, and influencing, policy in our Armed Forces. Yes, America is a multicultural country, but at its core is a Judeo-Christian faith heritage. Notice I did not say anything about a religion.

Mikey Weinstein, and his ilk, like the Freedom from Religion Foundation out of Wisconsin, seek to undermine the faith heritage of America, and thereby undermine the Judeo-Christian God’s very existence. That is a very scary objective, but the left is indeed scary. It is time we fight back and find some Commanders and leaders in our military? Could any of you imagine Mikey Weinstein telling General George Patton that he must remove a display of the Bible?

This leads me to ask: what is next for little Mikey? Will he demand that the prayer that Patton ordered his Chaplain to write be removed from public display? After all, some wussy little snowflake masquerading in uniform could have their feelings hurt.

Oh yeah, what does SecDef “Mad Dog” Mattis have to say about this? Silence can be rather telling, ya think?

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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.