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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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FOX NEWS'
HUCKABEE JOINS STARNES
IN THE FUNDAMENTALIST EVANGELICAL CHARGE, IMPLORING TRUMP TO
STOP MRFF's ACTIVISM!


Click to watch :21 clip on FOX & friends Twitter

Huckabee Calls on Trump
to Stop MRFF's Activism in
FOX & friends Interview!


MRFF COVERAGE FLOODS THE MEDIA AFTER LAST WEEK's BIBLE REMOVAL VICTORIES!


MILITARY TIMES COVERS MRFF

"F.E. Warren AFB commander's removal of Bible from POW/MIA table brings praise, protest"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Kyle Rempfer| Military Times
Date: July 23, 2018

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a conservative Republican candidate for president in 2008 and 2016, called on President Trump to reverse Air Force officials' decision to remove a copy of the Bible from a display table meant to honor prisoners of war and service members missing in action.

"This is an issue I'd love to see the president interject himself into," Huckabee, the father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Fox & Friends Saturday morning. "I'd love to see him say, as commander in chief of the military, 'Put the Bible back on the table. Let's not be stupid about this.'"

In recent years, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation — an advocacy group that says it's dedicated to upholding service members' constitutional right of religious freedom — has repeatedly objected to the inclusion of Bibles within POW/MIA displays at military bases and VA hospitals and clinics. The issue arose again recently at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, near Cheyenne, Wyoming, which like many other bases had placed an POW/MIA table in its military dining facility. The tables date back to the Vietnam War.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation petitioned the base in May to remove the Bible and replace it with a generic "book of faith" respecting all religions, according to Mikey Weinstein, the group's founder and president.

Weinstein told Military Times that 36 airmen on base are clients of his foundation.

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On the Fox News website, Starnes wrote that the Air Force had "surrendered" in the face of MRFF’s demands.

"I find it heartbreaking and deeply offensive that Weinstein and his minions would declare war on a sacred military tradition," Starnes wrote. "And if the Military Religious Freedom Foundation refuses to stand down, we must stand up and urge the Trump administration to defend the POW/MIA tables."
Weinstein has written that the tables, which are a tradition, didn't originally include Bibles. Their inclusion is a more recent phenomenon.
He also expressed concern that, given the role of Huckabee's daughter within the Trump administration, the president could attempt to weigh in on this issue.
"If Trump dared push that button, we will have him in court about as quickly as you can possibly imagine," Weinstein said.

As evidence to support his case that the Bible has no place on the table display, Weinstein cited the "No Religious Test Clause" within Article VI, Clause 3 of the Constitution, as well as Air Force Instruction 1-1, Sec. 2.12.

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Click to read more on MilitaryTimes.com


PATHEOS' FRIENDLY ATHEIST COVERS MRFF

"Conservatives Are Furious That the Military Replaced a Bible on a Memorial Table"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Hemant Mehta | Patheos
Date: July 23, 2018

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That anonymous person informed MRFF's founder Mikey Weinstein who sent a letter to the base's commander, Col. Stacy J. Huser. He said he was writing on behalf of 31 clients who were "practicing Protestants or Roman Catholics (19 clients) along with others identifying as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist along with several atheists, agnostics, secularists, humanists or deists."

The issue was resolved this past week when Huser informed Weinstein that the Bible would be replaced with a generic "book of faith," kind of like a journal with blank pages, not specific to any one faith or even faith at all. (Until that journal arrived, the military would rotate between a variety of religious books so as to not promote just one faith.)

That's the right move by the military.

So naturally, FOX News' Todd Starnes was up in arms about it. Because how dare the military not promote Christian supremacy?!

[...]

Click to read more Patheos.com


THE DISHONORABLE
"OLD SCHOOL PATRIOT,"
ALLEN WEST, COVERS MRFF!

"Air Force Base Caves to
Demands to Remove Bible"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Allen West | The Old School Patriot
Date: July 23, 2018

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At some point in time we need to have commanders in our military that tell this Mikey Weinstein fell 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 country is beyond belief.

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Click to read more on theoldschoolpatriot.com

Click to read about Mr. West's Unsavory Past


THE DAILY WIRE
COVERS MRFF

"Air Force Base Replaces Bible
With Generic 'Book Of Faith'"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Paul Bois | The Daily Wire
Date: July 23, 2018

The beloved Holy Bible has been replaced with a generic "Book of Faith" at a Wyoming Air Force base, thanks to a few complainers.

The Holy Bible had been on display at a dining table called the "Missing Man Table," which the National League of POW/MIA Families explained as a memorial recognizing soldiers absent from a dining hall because they are prisoners of war or missing in action.

"Every element serves a symbolic purpose, from the table's round shape symbolizing 'everlasting concern' to a Bible representing 'strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God,'" reports LifeSiteNews.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) claims that 31 active-duty airmen of varying faiths and denominations stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base contacted them in May to express opposition to the Bible at their dining hall's Missing Man Table. The number of objectors rose to 36 a month later. After an investigation of the complaint, Col. Stacy Jo Huser announced that a generic "book of faith" will replace the Bible.

"Our chaplains are purchasing a generic 'book of faith' on Thursday and will let me know when that book is expected to arrive," Huser told MRFF. "Until it arrives, I've asked them to rotate the book placed on the table (rotate it through various faiths). Yesterday they placed the Book of Mormon on the table."

[...]

Click to read more on DailyWire.com


LIFE SITE NEWS
COVERS MRFF

"Air Force base replaces Bible
with generic 'book of faith'"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Calvin Freiburger | Life Site News
Date: July 23, 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, July 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- An atheist military group is celebrating after it successfully pressured an Air Force base in Wyoming to remove the Bible from a dining table acknowledging missing or imprisoned soldiers.

As the National League of POW/MIA Families explains, the Missing Man Table recognizes soldiers absent from a dining hall because they are prisoners of war or otherwise missing in action. Every element serves a symbolic purpose, from the table's round shape symbolizing "everlasting concern" to a Bible representing "strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God."

Despite this meaning and tradition, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) claims that 31 active-duty airmen stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, 19 of whom were "practicing Protestants or Roman Catholics" and the remainder belonging to various other faiths or no faith, contacted them in May to express opposition to the Bible at their dining hall's Missing Man Table (MRFF claims the number of objectors rose to 36 a month later).

MRFF founder and president Mikey Weinstein contacted the command staff of the Air Force Global Strike Command/90th Missile Wing stationed at the base, and received a promise from Col. Stacy Jo Huser to evaluate the complaint. MRFF contacted the command staff on July 15 to follow up.

"Our chaplains are purchasing a generic 'book of faith' on Thursday and will let me know when that book is expected to arrive," Huser replied, according to MRFF. "Until it arrives, I've asked them to rotate the book placed on the table (rotate it through various faiths). Yesterday they placed the Book of Mormon on the table."

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Click to read more on LifeSiteNews.com


FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
COVERS MRFF

"Freedom Takes a Nosedive at Warren Air Force Base"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Tony Perkins | Family Research Council
Date: July 23, 2018

Our military is trained to handle plenty of traumatic situations. But apparently, nothing prepared a group of airmen for one particularly disturbing encounter -- with the Bible. The sight of the book on the Missing Man Table was so upsetting, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) argued, that at least 36 men and women at Warren Air Force Base demanded its removal. And amazingly, base commander Col. Stacy Huser agreed.

After trying this stunt (and failing) at other bases and government offices, MRFF Mikey Weinstein celebrated the decision over "gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize Americans." To veterans like our own Lt. General Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.), Huser's decision is a slap in the face to the POWs that these Missing Man Tables were meant to honor. After all, he points out, these tables are common sights on military installations across the country. Disrupting the displays -- or censoring them – cheapens the sacrifice these men and women made for our freedoms -- one of which happens to be the freedom of religion!

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Click to read more on FRC.org


LYNX MEDIA
COVERS MRFF

"Huckabee Calls on Trump to Step
In After Air Force Removes Bible From POW Display"

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Simona Williams | Lynx Media
Date: July 23, 2018

The United States Air Force has replaced the Bible with a "book of faith" from the display table for POW (prisoners of war) and MIA (soldiers missing in action) at a base in Wyoming and the former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee is not very happy about it.

Huckabee expressed his opinion about it during a segment on "Fox & Friends" on Saturday.

"It's embarrassing to the nation," Huckabee said. "We're supposed to be a nation that has freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."

This decision came as a result of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) putting pressure that "no religion or religious philosophy may be advanced by the United States Armed Forces over any other religion or religious philosophy."

"No member of the United States Armed Forces may be compelled in any way to witness or engage in any religious exercise," the MRFF's website says.


"This is an issue I'd love to see the president interject himself into. I'd love to see him say, as commander in chief of the military, 'Put the Bible back on the table. Let's not be stupid about this,'" Huckabee said.

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Click to read more on Lynx.Media


WASHINGTON EXAMINER
COVERS MRFF

"Colonel removes Bible from POW/MIA memorial because atheists were offended"

Sunday, July 22, 2018

By: William Perry Pendley | Washington Examiner
Date: July 22, 2018

Todd Starnes of Fox News reports the commander of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in my hometown of Cheyenne, Wyo., removed the Bible from a POW/MIA memorial. The commander was responding to demands by a one-man, left-wing, anti-religion organization. F.E. Warren has a storied legacy in the American West and has been the way station for generations of military leaders who served their country.

Col. Stacy J. Huser, by removing the Bible and by mouthing the offended group's politically correct, bumper sticker, psychobabble nonsense, brings dishonor on this country's uniform, those who served on the base before her, and those venerated by the memorial. President Trump, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, or Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson should remove Huser and restore the Bible to its rightful place.

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Fast forward to days ago, when Col. Huser acceded to the demands of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which claims to fight "virulent religious oppression" waged 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." According to Starnes, MRFF President Mikey Weinstein says he has "36 unnamed clients" at Warren who were offended by the Bible at a POW/MIA table. To increase "the sense of belonging for all our Airmen," Col. Huser announced the Bible will be replaced by a "book of faith" with "spiritual writings and prayers from the five [U.S. Department of Defense] Chaplain appointed faith groups and a sixth set of blank pages to represent those who find solace by other means."

[...]

Click to read more on
WashingtonExaminer.com


IJR.COM COVERS MRFF

"Mike Huckabee Calls on Trump to Intervene After Air Force Removes Bible from POW Display"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

By: Sam Dorman | IJR.com
Date: July 21, 2018

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had some strong words after the United States Air Force removed the Bible from a display table for prisoners of war (POW) and soldiers missing in action (MIA) and replaced it with a generic "book of faith."

"It's embarrassing to the nation," Huckabee told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday. "We're supposed to be a nation that has freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."

The Air Force's decision came amid pressure from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), which contends that "no religion or religious philosophy may be advanced by the United States Armed Forces over any other religion or religious philosophy."

"No member of the United States Armed Forces may be compelled in any way to witness or engage in any religious exercise," the organization's website also read.

Mikey Weinstein, MRFF's founder and president, credited his organization for removing the Bible from the display at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming:

[...]

Huckabee, who suggested the move was ridiculous, called on President Donald Trump to intervene.

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Click to read more on IJR.com


CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK COVERS MRFF

"Wyoming Air Force Base to Replace Bible on POW/MIA Table With 'Generic Book of Faith' Following Complaint"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

By: Heather Clark | ChristianNews.net
Date: July 21, 2018

[...]

When Weinstein inquired about what Huser meant by a "generic book of faith," stating that he was "concerned that it might still be slanted towards the majority faith in this country—Christianity," she explained that it would be like a "journal with blank pages" so that "we aren't emphasizing a particular faith, or any religion at all."

MRFF has applauded the outcome of the situation, and is touting that it has succeeded in having the Bible removed from eight POW/MIA tables to date, including in Akron, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Denver, Colorado and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Weinstein also recently wrote to officials with the Veterans Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, and was advised that the Bible had already been removed.

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Click to read more on ChristianNews.net


BACKGROUND ON FOX NEWS'
TODD STARNES CALLING UPON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO
STOP MIKEY/MRFF's ACTIVISM


Background on MRFF's Bible Removal Victories Which Have Caused This Faux Fox Fuss:

7/18/2018 – MRFF Momentum Results In SECOND Bible Removal VICTORY In Two Days!

7/17/18 – MRFF Thanks USAF Wing Commander For Valiant Action Against Religious Favoritism at F.E. Warren AFB


A HIGHLIGHTED FEW OF
MRFF'S MANY PAST BIBLE REMOVAL VICTORIES FROM POW/MIA TABLES AT VA FACILITIES/MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

7/17/18 - MRFF Thanks USAF Wing Commander For Valiant Action Against Religious Favoritism at F.E. Warren AFB

 

11/3/17 – Denver VA Medical Center promptly removes Unconstitutional Bible from
"Missing Man Table!"

 

10/18/16 - MRFF commends Chillicothe Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Athens Ohio, for prompt New Testament Bible removal from Medical Health Clinic


9/16/16 - New Testament Bible Removed from Eglin AFB, FL Allergy Clinic Table

 

4/19/16 - New Testament Bible Removed from Tobyhanna, PA VA POW/MIA Table

 

4/11/16 - New Testament Bible Removed from Houston, TX VA POW/MIA Table

 

4/8/16 - New Testament Bible Removed from Wright Patterson AFB, OH POW/MIA Table

 

4/4/16 - New Testament Bible Removed from Youngstown, OH VA POW/MIA Table

 

2/25/16 - New Testament Bible Removed from Akron, OH VA POW/MIA Table


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Through "MRFF's Inbox", we share some of these emails with you.

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"CAN THIS BE POSIBBLE?"

Sunday, July 22, 2018

On Jul 23, 2018, at 12:55 PM, (name withheld) wrote:

www.toddstarnes.com/show/air-force-base-defends-replacing-bible-with-generic-book-of-faith/?cmpid=NL_tadspth

The above is a link to a story that is a crock, complete nonsense.

How exactly does replacing the Bible with “The Book of Faith”
ensure that the religious and non-religious feel “included” and “cared for”?

Do you have ANY evidence to support the hypothesis that removing the
inspired Word of God will accomplish this foolishness and NOW make
any member of the military feel “included,” whatever the heck that means.
Many have their own Bibles and other beautiful spiritual writings of the saints
that go back two millennia.

I think the MRFF is one of thousands of dupes trying to discourage, if not
eradicate, Christianity from the public domain. The MRFF and this action
are a disgrace to our country.

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"HOW DARE YOU!"

Sunday, July 22, 2018

From: (name withheld)
Subject: HOW DARE YOU!
Date: July 22, 2018 at 7:41:59 PM MDT
To:Mikey Weinstein

You have the WRONG NAME, you should call yourselfs ANTICHRISTIAN.LEAVE OUR BORN-AGAIN christian soldiers alone! !!!!!. you have to much time on your hands loser!!. SHAME ON YOU. YOU WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO GOD.

(name withheld)

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"BIBLE"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

From: (name withheld)
Subject: BIBLE
Date: July 21, 2018 at 7:41:27 AM MDT
To: Mikey Weinstein

You have the WRONG NAME, you should call yourselfs ANTICHRISTIAN.LEAVE OUR BORN-AGAIN christian soldiers alone! !!!!!. you have to much time on your hands loser!!. SHAME ON YOU. YOU WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO GOD.

(name withheld)

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"removal of bible at wyoming afb"

Sunday, July 22, 2018

From: (name withheld)
Subject: removal of bible at wyoming afb
Date: 
July 22, 2018
To: Mikey Weinstein

Dear Mike,
I became interested in who or what kind of organization would be motivated to do what was done with the bible at the wyoming afb. I was interested in the testimony you gave about how your family was treated at the academy. That's unfortunate and pertains to the behavior of individuals who should be countered in good debate using truth. You are not supporting this kind of need amongst individuals by what you did in this case. Essentially you are doing what the enemies of Israel have been attempting to do with Jerusalem now for centuries. Eradicate its rich history that is a part of human history and essential in the exercise of intelligent debate of ongoing civil governance in the world. Anyone who takes the time to understand cannot move to re-move the impact that the Judeo-Christian heritage has had on this country. Unfortunately the attacker's do not look for the truth to understand but to undermine. Im sorry your family was treated as it was by those who need to first know God themselves before becoming any use to the other but I would encourage your honesty in your response about this. The Holy bible has a testimony that stands on its own and is ageless. Pursuing removal of this book from US civil government is not pusuit of justice for your family or this country but is akin to a kind of conquest such as building the dome of the rock on the holiest site to the jewish people as a means of provocation. How's that different from how your own family was treated?

Sincerely

(name withheld)

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From U.S. Military
Christian Chaplain,
MRFF Ally, and Supporter:
"Another table you will like"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

From: U.S. Military Christian Chaplain, MRFF Ally and Supporter's E-Mail Withheld
SubjectAnother table you will like
Date: July 21, 2018
To: Mikey Weinstein

Dear Mikey,

I've been surprised by all the controversy over your request that "Missing Man" tables be religiously neutral. America has separation of church and state. There is no official religion, and putting one religion's book on a government able to remember all missing service members is an affront to those of different faiths.
 
To leave the Bible off is not disrespecting religion. It's respecting the fact that we have different religions.
 
Last night (July 20, 2018) I was at the 100th anniversary celebration of the US Army Chaplain Center and School, held at a venue in Columbia, SC. There was a missing man table and a script was read explaining the symbols. But as you'll see in the attached photo that I took, there is no book. There doesn't need to be. There is a candle representing hope, and that hope takes different forms for different people.  This is what "right" looks like, and is the standard practice at the Army Chaplain School. It is a model for remembering the fallen while respecting their faith and honoring our heritage of religious freedom.
 
U.S. Military Christian Chaplain, MRFF Ally and Supporter's name, rank, military branch an all other Identifier's withheld
 
 

(I transfer all right, title and interest to this photograph below to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation)

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MRFF Supporter
Emails Todd Starnes:

"MRFF"

Sunday, July 22, 2018

From: (name withheld)
Subject: MRFF
Date: July 22, 2018
To: Todd Starnes
Cc: Mikey Weinstein

Mr. Starnes,

I would like to tell you I support the MRFF and am friends with Mikey Weinstein.  I am an evangelical Christian and believe the MRFF is defending freedoms spelled out in the US Constitution.  Everyone has a right to believe whatever faith they choose or no faith.  The Bible is a definite symbol of the Christian faith and as much as I would like everyone to revere that book, I know they are many who do not believe as I do.  Mikey Weinstein is defending the rights of those as he has defended the rights of Christians.  A Bible on the table of the POW-MIA display shouts Christianity.  Not all POW-MIAs are Christian.  The generic book is a statement of all faiths and no faiths.  Please take this all into consideration in your future actions concerning this display.

Thank you

(name withheld)


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