“Today, we face 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.”
If these fundamentalist Christian monsters of human degradation, marginalization, humiliation and tyranny cannot broker or barter your acceptance of their putrid theology, then they crave for your universal silence in the face of their rapacious reign of theocratic terror. Indeed, they ceaselessly lust, ache, and pine for you to do absolutely nothing to thwart their oppression. Comply, my friends, and you, too, become as monstrously savage as are they. I beg you; do not feed these hideous monsters with your stoic lethargy, callousness and neutrality. Do not lubricate the path of their racism, bigotry, and prejudice. Doing so directly threatens the national security of our beautiful nation.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/04/28/Pentagon-Consults-Extremist-Who-Calls-Christians-Monsters-and-Enemies-of-the-Constitution-to-Develop-Religious-Tolerance-Policy
The above are quotes from Michael L. Weinstein, Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon. I was absolutely shocked to read the above quotes, and the first thought that came to my mind, was “You have got to be kidding!” It makes no sense to me, how could an individual who makes such vile, repugnant and offensive remarks about Christianity teach anyone about tolerance, let alone religious tolerance? It just beggars belief; a bit of an oxymoron to be sure.
Being the curious individual that I am, I needed to find out more about this man, what makes such a person tick? What influences them? So I of course hit the internet, and came across Wikipedia and here is what it said about Mr. Weinstine; apparently while he attended the United States Air force Academy, “he encountered a string of incidents of psychological harassment, including notes emblazoned with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs, death threats, and two violent incidents of hazing where he was ambushed, beaten and in one cast hospitalized.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_L._Weinstein
Clearly this experience made a huge impact on his life, as it would upon anyone who experienced such abuse. Most people, however have the ability to overcome such incidents, and use them to grow in compassion and understanding. These people have the ability to take something horrible and turn it into something beautiful and meaningful. Especially people who profess to have a close relationship with God. Matthew 5:38-40, tells us; “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”
Most rational, sensible people, once they work through the trauma of such an incident are able to understand and recognize that it was the individual, not the religion that perpetrated the abuse. It appears to me that this is not the case for Mr. Weinstine, either he has not fully worked through the trauma or he is very, very adept at holding a grudge and crucifying an entire religion for the actions of a few. He must hold quite literally to the old proverb of “one bad apple spoils the whole barrel,” that if someone in a group is referred to as a bad apple, you best be aware that this could be the downfall of the whole group. Apparently that is the case for Mr. Weinstine.
However, I do not believe that to be the case or issue here, personally I believe that this is yet one more sign that we are living in prophetic times, and that we are in the midst of a Spiritual Battle between good and evil. For the hatred and abhorrence we are witnessing against Christianity as a whole is becoming more and more pronounced, noticeable and on a more frequent basis. We have a President in the white house that has made his stance against Christianity exceptionally clear at every opportunity. Yes he attends church every weekend, so what! Anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that these are nothing more than mere photo ops, putting on airs if you will.
My question is this, where are our Christian Leaders? Why are they not coming out against such blatant discrimination? Why are they not standing up against such vile and contemptible persecution against the Christian Faith? Mark 13:9 says; “But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.” It goes on to say in verses 12 and 13; Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will raise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake…”
We are living in prophetic times, and it is now that we should, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:10-12
By: Andrea K. Robson