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Saturday, September 9, 2017


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MRFF PROVIDES INSIGHT ON CIA's LACK OF RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY & BIGOTED CULTURE

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(FP Group Nominated for Eight National Magazine Awards: winning six – three for its print publication, and three for its digital publication at ForeignPolicy.com.)

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More White, More Male, More Jesus: CIA Employees Fear Pompeo is Quietly Killing The Agency's Diversity Mandate

Friday, September 8, 2017

Author: Jenna McLaughlin
Date: September 8, 2017

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In 1995, President Bill Clinton issued an executive order that prevented intelligence officers from losing their clearances on the basis of their sexuality, kicking off what was to be a long and hard-fought shift in agency culture.

In March 2013, John Brennan was appointed director under President Barack Obama, and the new CIA head moved to make diversity and employee rights a priority. Senior leaders competed for spots to speak at employee gay pride events and accompanied the director to diversity events and celebrations.

While embraced by many, Brennan’s policies drew the ire of right-wing publications like the National Review, which claimed his diversity and inclusion strategy was just a way to make the agency more "politically correct."

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"Things changed quickly with President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, Mike Pompeo. A West Point graduate and former small-business owner, he never made a secret of his conservative social viewpoints during his time as a lawmaker. He has visited college campuses to talk about his disapproval of same-sex marriage, arguing that "the strength of these families having a father and a mother is the ideal condition for childbearing." He has sponsored several pieces of legislation that would have weakened the rights of gay couples and supported organizations that champion those same beliefs.

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Michael Weinstein, a former Air Force officer who founded the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, says he has been seeing increasing complaints from those inside the intelligence community. Weinstein’s foundation, which focuses on preventing religious pressure from creeping into the military, also has clients in the intelligence community, mostly from the CIA, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

According to Weinstein, agency employees don’t want to go public with their complaints because of fear of retribution or being labeled as "leakers." They don’t typically file formal complaints within the government. But certain things are making them especially uncomfortable, such as officials signing off with the phrase “have a blessed day."

That's something "straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale," Weinstein said.

"We are unaware of any such complaints being registered at CIA," the spokesperson said.

The foundation's intelligence community clients have doubled since the July 2016 Republican National Convention, Weinstein said. While he wouldn't specify the number of intelligence community clients he works with, Weinstein said it was in the hundreds — the majority of them working out of Langley. "In the intelligence community, we see supervisors wanting to hold Bible studies during duty hours [and] inviting lower-ranking individuals to their homes for Bible studies," Weinstein told FP.

Whether it's pressure to attend Bible study or concerns that the annual holiday party will become a Christmas party, agency employees feel on edge, according to Weinstein. "Our clients at CIA feel extremely isolated in a way they have not felt before," he said.

The CIA insists that "Pompeo and his senior leaders" have their own view of diversity. "They demonstrate their commitment to the diversity required to achieve that mission in the most important way possible: by living the creed of crushing our adversaries by hiring and training the best spies the world will ever know."

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MRFF ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, JOAN SLISH,
ATTENDS TRAE CROWDER's
WELLRED COMEDY SHOW

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(L-R) Corey Forrester, Joan Slish, Trae Crowder, and Drew Morgan.

Read About Joan's Great Experience in the Below Email She Enthusiastically Sent to Mikey

Thursday, September 7, 2017

From: Joan Slish
Subject: The Show Was Hysterical!
Date: Sep 7, 2017
To: Mikey Weinstein

Mikey,

On Monday you sent a video of Trae Crowder speaking about MRFF and our mission. He floored me with his own southern redneck way of getting our message out to the people.

I follow Trae on Facebook and remember him posting his WellRED Tour which was coming to a place 15 minutes from my home. I found it in my FB feed and ordered a ticket.

With your approval I was going to try to meet Trae and thank him from you for making the video.

I decided to wear my MRFF Got Constitution? T-shirt to the comedy show.

I spoke with a young man whom I thought was a roadie with the tour. I explained who I was and that I was there to thank Trae personally on behalf of Mikey for the making the video. He said that after the show they would be outside the venue in a meet and greet. It wasn't until he walked on stage that it was Corey Forrester.

There were two of Trae's friends (both comedians) that were there; Corey Forrester and Drew Morgan. Corey came on first, then Drew and then Trae.

I saw all of them take quick glances at my shirt during their comedy monologues.

The show was hysterical! I never laughed so hard in my life for 2 hours! I had to take sips of my soda very carefully so I wouldn’t choke on it or spit it on the stage because the jokes were non-stop.

The stars were aligned that night for me.

I arrived early with my printed ticket and when I got to the check-in desk I was asked how many were in my party. I said one. He said "ok, stand over there." He checked in two groups of two and they stood with me. The seater came up to me and asked how many and again I said one. He said "how would you like to sit upfront by the stage" and I said a resounding yes!

I was seated with 3 other people at a four-top and we hit it off immediately. They explained what they did (one rescues dogs) and then I got to explain my position with MRFF. The man (an atheist) told me he ran into the same religious discrimination while in the Marine Air Wing.

After the show I waited in line to meet them. When it was my time I introduced myself and thanked Trae for the video (picture 1). I explained that a fringe Christian group had basically taken over the Air Force (in war you take the high ground) and it was gaining ground in our other military branches. I then told them the quote by Chaplain Major James Lindzey: "mainline Christians are demonic, dastardly creatures from the pit of hell and should be stomped out." They all agreed that anyone, regardless of their religion, should be able to serve.

I gave some examples of the hardships some of our clients have faced.

After we had a group picture taken (picture 2) we shook hands and said goodbye.

In the picture Corey Forrester is on the left, me, Trae Crowder and Drew Morgan on the right.

My failure was that I didn't get to tell them how much I enjoyed their show for which I am regretful

If Trae's WellRED tour ever comes near you, I highly recommend it.

Joan Slish

TRAE CROWDER,
THE "LIBERAL REDNECK",
GIVES A GLORIOUS SHOUT OUT TO MRFF IN HIS NEW VIDEO

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National Touring Comedian, Best-Selling Author, and Social Media Sensation, Trae Crowder, Mixes his Southern Wit With a Keen Eloquence of Brevity and
Peppered Profanity in his
No-Nonsense Homage to MRFF

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Trae's WellRed tour!


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The below email follows publication of
Trae Crowder's recent video.

"Fuck Tray Crowder puppet of jewboy Weinstein"

From: E-mail Address Withheld
Subject: Fuck Tray Crowder puppet of jewboy Weinstein
Date: September 6, 2017
To: Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]>

It figures that jewboy Mikey weinstein would eventually find a white simpleton housenigger to do his anti Christian hate bidding for him.
Right kikey mikey? Your just crematoria firefuel destine for hell's flames anyway.I
And now you got
that faggot fairy white trash pretender Tray crowder to step up to bat for you.
How much did you pay the pretend hillbilly to do your jew dirty work weinstein? 30 pieces of silver?
Supid kike. Judas crowder. Your both traitors to Christ Jesus and his promised land of America. And our soldiers who spread the love of the Son of God.
Peckerwood crowder is about as southern as mikey jewboy weinstein is caucasian.
It would be laughable if it wasn't so serious.
Fuck you weinstein! Fuck you crowder! hope you die in front of you kids and burn in hell for the apostasy you fuckers are.

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

JEW TRASH AND THEY WHITE CRACKER PUPPETS WILL NOT REPLACE US!

HAIL VICTORY! HAIL TRUMP!

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