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Thursday, December 1, 2016


(Christian religious materials were prominently placed over other magazines in Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's waiting areas)

Within a Few Hours of Contact From MRFF, U.S. Army Hospital Leadership Responded and Removed the Unauthorized Christian Religious Proselytizing Materials.

Mikey Weinstein's Statement:

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation heartily commends the Commander of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC, U.S. Army Colonel Jason Wieman, and his senior staff for collegially and swiftly working with MRFF on behalf of our 18 Foundation clients to ensure that the bedrock constitutional principle of separation of church and state remains firmly intact at their fine medical facility.

Within just a very few hours of being officially notified by MRFF of the illicit and unauthorized distribution of clearly sectarian Christian proselytizing materials by unknown individuals throughout their sprawling hospital facility, Col. Wieman and his military staff scheduled a good faith conference call with me to ensure that they understood the specific nature and particulars of the unconstitutional problem and then, shortly thereafter, confirmed that they would be immediately policing their facility to confiscate all unauthorized Christian religious proselytizing materials.

Our Foundation's clients included active duty and civilian military employees of the hospital as well as several active-duty and veteran patients. The religious affiliations of our clients on this matter included Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, Protestant, Roman Catholic as well as Atheist/Agnostic practitioners. The expeditious and complete resolution of this matter is a win - win situation for all personnel involved.

Email from MRFF's lead client bringing the unauthorized Christian religious proselytizing materials from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's waiting areas to MRFF's attention:

From: MRFF's lead client
Subject: Fort Belvoir Hospital
Date: November 29, 2016 at 8:55:04 AM MST
To: Mikey

Dear Mr. Weinstein,

I'm writing to express my concern for the endorsement of religion at Fort Belvoir Hospital in Springfield, VA. It's upsetting to see so many religious books promoting Christianity throughout the hospital. I was in the lobby last Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, at around noon. I noticed that throughout the hospital there were several Seventh Day Adventist books titled The Great Controversy. In the mini-Exchange located at the front of the hospital there is a book rack with over half of them being Christian books. No other religion is represented. How is this not preferential treatment towards one religion? Personally, I believe the religious books should be relegated to the Chapel.

The Director of the hospital is Colonel Jason Wieman (xxx)xxx-xxxx

The base Commander is Colonel Angela Holbrook - (email withheld)
(xxx) xxx-xxxx/xxxx

Thank you for looking into this matter.
MRFF Client


Email from Command Judge Advocate Major Bossi confirming the removal of the unauthorized Christian religious proselytizing materials from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's waiting areas after Mikey's phone call demand to Col. Jason Wieman:

On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:41 PM, Bossi, Jessica L MAJ USARMY DHA NCR MD (US) (email withheld) wrote:

Mr. Weinstein:

Thank you for your phone call to COL Wieman regarding the religious material found in the public areas of FBCH.

Per our conversation today, COL Wieman has directed the removal of all
religious materials placed by private persons in public patient areas within
the Hospital. FBCH does not endorse the distribution of materials by private organizations within the Hospital, and we appreciate you bringing this incident to our attention.

Concerns regarding the book selection within the Hospital Shopette are best
addressed by AAEFES, who controls the inventory within that space and is run as a business entity outside of direct control of the Hospital. COL Wieman, however, is happy to relay your concerns to the AAEFES representative serving our area to see if a resolution can be reached.

Thank you again for reaching out, and please let me know if we can assist


Jessica L. Bossi
Command Judge Advocate
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Main Office: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Direct Line: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Blackberry: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Fax: xxx-xxx-xxxx


Email from Mikey commending the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's leadership & staff for their prompt action in removing the unauthorized Christian religious proselytizing materials from hospital waiting areas:

From: Mikey
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Fort Belvoir Hospital
Date: November 29, 2016 at 2:10:36 PM MST
To: "Bossi, Jessica L MAJ USARMY DHA NCR MD (US)" (email withheld)

Thank you so much Major Bossi... I very much appreciated the professional and courteous tone of the phone call we had today with you, your hospital commander and his Chief of Staff to resolve this matter so swiftly and successfully! ... I will relay this good news immediately to our 18 clients on this matter at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital... they comprise, as per our prior conversations, both civilian and military employees of your hospital facility as well as active duty, veteran and dependent patients... MRFF would very much like to encourage Col. Wieman, your hospital commander, to reach out ASAP to the AAEFES (sic) representative as soon as possible and inquire as to why ONLY Christian material is for sale there to the exclusion of all other faiths and no faiths... Thank you for that specific offer and we appreciate your prompt response to MRFF in this specific matter... Respectfully, Mikey Weinstein... xxx-xxx-xxxx... Founder and President, Military Religious Freedom Foundation


Email From MRFF's lead client thanking MRFF for its expeditious action toward removing the unauthorized Christian religious proselytizing materials from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's waiting areas:

From: MRFF's lead client
Subject: Re: Fort Belvoir Hospital
Date: November 29, 2016 at 8:32:39 PM MST
To: Mikey

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude and congratulations to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and to the leadership at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.  Even though religion (Christianity) continues to be a ubiquitous part of the military, it is comforting to know that there are people out there willing to defend our civil liberties and maintain the Separation of Church and State as it is written in the U.S. Constitution. 

Immediately after notifying MRFF that Christian religious materials were being distributed in the waiting areas throughout the Fort Belvoir Hospital, and MRFF engaging on our behalf with senior Army officials to address this matter, the Hospital leadership took decisive action to rectify this breach of the Constitution.  The United States and it's military are home to a diverse group of people with various religious and non-religious backgrounds.  And, under the Establishment Clause of the Constitution a government entity can not favor one religion over another, or favor religion over non-religion.  Favoring a particular religion, or religion at all, only further divides an indivisible nation.

I am extremely grateful to Mikey Weinstein with MRFF and Colonel Wieman at the Fort Belvoir Hospital for their swift response in taking care of this matter.  The care and consideration they have shown in respecting the U.S. Constitution as well as our individual beliefs is an effort well spent.  Both should be commended for their fine leadership.

(name and all other personal ID withheld)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016



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From: Military Chaplain Endorser name withheld
Subject: Thankful
Date: November 28, 2016 at 2:48:46 PM MST
To: Mikey

Mikey, I just saw the article "Five People Donald Trump Should Be Thankful For This Week," in Charisma magazine and you were listed as a cause of the "voter back-lash" that has help elect Mr. Trump.   While this may or may not be true, you should be thanked for what you do.

... So I am thankful for you, Mikey!  Without you and MRFF out there on constant vigil, certain chaplains [who are credentialed  by faith groups who believe and demand that their chaplains are "missionaries and evangelists in uniform"] as well as other military leaders would be constantly violating proper boundaries, trampling all over military personnel's rights (and sometimes chaplains' rights!) to be left alone in their personal private beliefs and practices, and not proselytized, not brow-beat or shamed or coerced into Bible studies -- or forced to live as second class citizens (at best) in our "Christian" armed forces.  Sometimes these folks still "get over," but more often than not, they know that you are watching and they don't try it, or if they do, they work hard to be especially subtle and clever in their attempts to convert, persuade, and influence.   

You deserve credit for improving the quality of chaplaincy and as well as the work and lifestyle cultures of the military as a whole.  Thank you.

From an "endorser" [a chaplain-credentialer on behalf of a faith group] who is committed to a chaplaincy that exists for the free exercise of religion and the accommodation of religion and worldviews -- for all military members and their families.  I am but one of many such endorsers who are thankful for you. 

This ecclesiastical endorser is but one of the hundreds of Evangelical Christians that MRFF serves each year to protect our nation's men and women in uniform from harassment and discrimination.

Monday, November 28, 2016


"What could Trump's administration undo?"

(A national defense analyst believes the new administration can reverse some of President Obama's harmful
social engineering of the military.

[...] The Pentagon advisor also finds it essential for the Trump administration to put a stop to the persecution of Christians in the military that has been prevalent during the past eight years.

"They have to chill any of this anti-Christian stuff that's been permeating this building [the Pentagon] thanks to the Obama administration," he urges. "The word has to go out that we're going to be open to people of all faiths – and then point out that this building and this administration will not persecute people as they have in the prior administration because they happen to be Christians [who are] open about their faith."

He offers as one example the intolerance of anti-Christian individuals like Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation – efforts Maginnis says can no longer be tolerated.

"[Weinstein] can go to the courts and he can beg and he can petition all he wants, but we have to be very firm here that we're not going to tolerate his intolerance, especially against Christians who are expressing their faith," states the FRC fellow. "Now there are laws and we can't force our faith on anyone, but he's gone overboard - and that stuff has to stop." [...]

Click to read on One News Now


Wednesday, November 23, 2016


"Chaplain's advice to Pentagon: Just ignore Mikey"

A retired Army chaplain isn't concerned about the latest attacks from Mikey Weinstein against religious liberty in the military, calling them "ridiculous" and "absurd."

In July, the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty hosted its annual "Torch Bearer Award" ceremony honoring this year's recipient – Virginia Congressman Steve Forbes – for his strong support of religious liberty in the military. During that event, the chief of Air Force chaplains, Maj. Gen. Dondi Costin, appeared in uniform to deliver the benediction (above). An Army chaplain was on hand to deliver the invocation.

Col. Ron Crews (USA-Ret.) is executive director of the Alliance. He tells OneNewsNow that Mikey Weinstein with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained about the chaplains' involvement in the ceremony. [...]

Click to read on One News Now


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No matter how much Mikey is being paid by his foundation, the exchange rate is still the same — thirty pieces of silver.

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