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Tuesday, August 21, 2018


SALON PUBLISHES
STELLAR ARTICLE ON HEELS OF MRFF REVEALING AIR FORCE GENERAL TEICHERT's
CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST AGENDA

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(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)

Is a senior Air Force general using
his power to spread far-right
Christian nationalism?

Sunday, August 19, 2018

By: Paul Rosenberg | Salon.com
Date: 8/19/2018

On July 18, Air Force Brig. Gen. John Teichert assumed command of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base. Less than one month later, on Aug. 12, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed a 22-page complaint against him for violating military rules and regulations about religious proselytizing, based on the online record at Teichert's Christian ministry website, "PLUS" ("Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States"), which has been in operation for five years, well before his latest promotion. Within the week, the MRFF, a watchdog group founded in 2005, received word that the Department of Defense was beginning a formal investigation.

News of the complaint was first broken by Newsweek's Nina Burleigh, with followup reporting by the LA Times, and Air Force Times, among others, and push-back from Fox News, but the DoD's agreement to investigate has not been reported before, nor have the complaint's core arguments been clearly reported, focusing on violations of military rules and regulations, reflecting responsibilities not shared by civilians.

According to a press statement from MRFF founder and president Michael L. Weinstein, a former Air Force officer, on Teichert's website he has "denigrated LGBT individuals, slammed American society at large, and, of course, delivered election voting mandate directives" urging that only certain categories of Christians should be elected to public office.

Military officers enjoy the same freedom of religion as everyone else in America, so Teichert's religious faith is not an issue in itself. But military service entails special restrictions on how religion is expressed, particularly if that expression is deemed to undermine military effectiveness, a point that lies at the heart of the MRFF's complaint.

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RAW STORY REPOSTS SALON.COM ARTICLE


MRFF FRONT PAGE!
LOS ANGELES TIMES'
CALIFORNIA SECTION

Monday, August 20, 2018

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LOS ANGELES TIMES'
CALIFORNIA SECTION
FRONT PAGE ARTICLE

Air base chief criticized for
religious site

"Group accuses general at Edwards AFB of proselytizing and seeks Pentagon probe"

Monday, August 20, 2018

By: Sarah Parvini | LA Times
Date: August 20, 2018

A group of U.S. Air Force officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees is calling for an investigation into the installation commander of Edwards Air Force Base, accusing him of violating Department of Defense policies on religious proselytizing.

On Aug. 12, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to "immediately and comprehensively" investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert.

The foundation, which seeks to maintain the separation of church and state in the military, provided reporters with a copy of the demand the next day.

At issue is Teichert's website, called "Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States," in which the commander says he encourages "Bible-believing Americans to take time to specifically pray for our nation at lunchtime every day."

The foundation has asked the Defense Department to determine whether Teichert's conduct "interferes with or violates the civil liberties of service members and civilians under his command" or "the diversity or equal opportunities of service members and civilians under his command."

Michael Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said his organization represents 41 "client complainants," the vast majority of whom are practicing Christians.


The group also includes Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists, he said.

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CLICK TO READ PRINT VERSION

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"SET YOUR ALARM!"

General Teichert Pleads With Christians To Pray For
America At Lunchtime

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REPRINTS OF  8/17's
ONE NEWS NOW ARTICLE ATTACKING MRFF re: TEICHERT

GOPUSA.com: click to read


REPRINTS OF  8/14's CBN NEWS ARTICLE ON MRFF & TEICHERT

EndTimesHeadlines.org: click to read

NewsMilitary.com: click to read

2NewsNow.com: click to read


BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON MRFF & TEICHERT

8/17/18 – Influx of Right Wing, Anti-MRFF Media Buzz Continues;
Teichert Remains Silent

 

8/14/18 – Lyin' On A Prayer! Fox News' Todd Starnes Defends Teichert, Calls MRFF "Christ Haters"

 

8/13/18 – MRFF Unveils
General Teichert's Nefarious
Fundamentalist Agenda, Igniting
Media Coverage Internationally


LIFE SITE NEWS COVERS MRFF

Army chaplain could be dishonorably discharged for refusing to
perform 'gay' marriage

Thursday, August 16, 2018

By: Calvin Freiburger | Life Site News
Date: August 16, 2018

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Mikey Weinstein, head of the atheist group Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), told the Army Times that secularists' real target should be the Southern Baptist Convention itself. Weinstein’s group has a long record of opposition to religious expression in the military.

If the "Army requires them to follow their endorsing agency, which is demanding that its chaplains follow something that our Supreme Court found was legal" in Obergefell v. Hodges, Weinstein argued, then Defense Secretary James Mattis "ought to disqualify that particular entity as a chaplain endorsing agency.

"If you're going to view same-sex couples as a sin against God, you can either hold your tongue, change your attitude, or get out of the military," he declared.

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Click to read on lifesitenews.com


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Good Morning Mr. Weinstein

Monday, August 20, 2018

From: (name withheld)
Date: August 20, 2018
To: Mikey Weinstein
Subject: Good Morning Mr. Weinstein

Leave General Teichert alone.
He is not your jew play thing!

The MRFF hates him because of his faith to bring all airmen to the saving Grace of Jesus Christ.

We pray you die today and suffer the fate of perpetual drowning aflame in the Lake of Fire for all time.

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Click to read poignant/powerful response by USAF Veteran/MRFF Supporter in MRFF's Inbox


We want Tolerance and Liberty!

Friday, August 17, 2018

From: (name withheld)
Date: August 17, 2018
To: Mikey Weinstein
Subject: We want Tolerance and Liberty!
Reply-To: (name withheld)

I honestly don't expect you to read this because, well, the truth can sting. See if you can read with an open mind.

Looks like a history lesson is in order. Tolerance – you need some.

The following is taken verbatim from the Constitution of the United State of America. Neither your opinion nor mine has any relevance to the law.

Article [I] (Amendment 1 – Freedom of expression and religion)

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

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