Michael Weinstein, founder of the controversial Military Religious Freedom Foundation, was questioned about recent anti-Christian remarks he made.
At a House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel on Wednesday, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) confronted one witness with derogatory remarks he made about Christians, which the lawmaker said exemplifies the threat to religious liberty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Forbes used his five minutes to ask Michael Weinstein, founder of the controversial Military Religious Freedom Foundation, about remarks he made about Christians.
“In a Washington Post article on July 16, 2006 they attributed a quote to you that said: ‘We’ve created this foundation to be a weapon. We going to lie down a withering field of fire and leave sucking chest wounds,” Forbes said. “Was that an accurate quote?”
Weinstein did not answer the yes or no question but instead tried to defend his stance.
“I want to make it very clear that we realize what we’re facing is a tsunami of fundamental Christian…” Weinstein said.
“Did you make that quote or not?” Forbes asked.
Weinstein went on saying, “We are facing a tsunami of fundamental Christian exceptionalism and supremacy…”
“Yes, of course I said those words. I’m proud of them,” Weinstein added.
Forbes then repeated another quote attributed to Weinstein.
“A second one on June 16, 2013, you said, ‘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.’ Did you make that quote?” Forbes asked.
“I did,” Weinstein said.
Forbes then told the panel of witnesses that anti-Christian remarks like Weinstein’s – not religious expression – represent “the definition of coercion.”
By Penny Starr – CNSNews.com –