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Who’s Praying For Their Enemies to Get Breast Cancer?

Who’s Praying For Their Enemies to Get Breast Cancer?

A women’s prayer group is praying for their fellow women fighting for a secular military to get incurable breast cancer.

The prayer group wrote to a leader of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) that:

We pray that the women who work in your MRFF and the women in your family will befall fast moving breast cancer which can not everbe [sic] cured.

The email was addressed to the founder of MRFF Michael Weinstein and followed him hanging up the phone on an abusive call from a member of the prayer group. It names 14 key women members of MRFF and says that they pray they get breast cancer.

The email says: “America … is Jesus’ country.” MRFF has been fighting since 2005 against a concerted push by what Weinstein calls “the fundamentalist Christian Taliban” against the separation of church and state in the military, and the email is just one example of the nasty push back Weinstein, as well as other supporters of MRFF, has received.

Weinstein is a Republican, Honor Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and from three generations of members of the military. He established the foundation after his sons received religious discrimination at the Academy, as he had also received. He says:

This battle started because I was a pissed off parent. I found out that my sons were being called f..ing Jews and being accused of total complicity in the execution of Jesus Christ at the United States Air Force Academy.

Weinstein believes that the activities of the ‘Christian Taliban’ “is creating an internal national security threat.”

Since 2005, more than 27,000 active duty members of the United States Armed Forces have asked for support from MRFF as ‘spiritual rape victims/tormentees.’ 96% of the service men and women are Christians themselves. Among the cases the group has litigated are those of threats of violence against atheist service persons.

It was MRFF who uncovered the Jesus rifles controversy, when rifle scopes manufactured by US government contractor Trijicon were discovered to be engraved with biblical scripture citations.

Last year, MRFF uncovered that the ethical indoctrination course material for nuclear missile launch officers contained Christian militarist components.

Of the latest assault on the group, MRFF says:

MRFF’s fight is against the most extreme religious zealots the United States has to offer. The same extremist mentality causing women to pray for the cancer deaths of fourteen wonderful women has also resulted in U.S. Marines posing next to a Nazi SS flag, a Marine Fighter Squadron fighting under the name and imagery of Crusaders, Air Force nuclear missile launch officers effectively being taught that “Jesus Loves Nukes”, along with countless other examples of blatantly unconstitutional and maliciously inappropriate religious incursion in the military.

MRFF’s significant base of Christian supporters often shares their horror at the actions undertaken by fundamentalist Christian extremists that give all Christians a bad name and awful reputation. Many Christians ask themselves, “What would Jesus do?” Would Jesus pray for the deaths of fourteen women?

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation holds that it’s vitally important that this type of extremist mentality is no longer allowed to take root in our military. Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan, Sikh, celebrate another faith tradition, or none at all, MRFF calls for you to stand together in support of this simple standard: We will not tolerate harm, threats, or abuse in the name of religion.

 

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8:34AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

Good to hear about MRFF and their work to help anyone discriminated against. As for those xtians that hate so much...They will face Karma.

6:35AM PDT on May 19, 2012

I have to confess to wishing piles on the person who nicked my draw hoe.

6:29AM PDT on May 19, 2012

Incredible.

12:04PM PDT on May 16, 2012

I can say I do not really pray but wish this on many people, but as a form of justice I used to think there was no justification in this but on this there are MANY cures for cancer, and for people that know this and willingly restrict this I believe cancer is to good for them, but not just this but withholding of nutrition over all when the us is the fattest country, things like selling meth & speed to kids, and brainwashing them to think thats ok cuz a doctor gave it to them, but drugs are bad kids, the promotion of religious freedom here in the us but only if your a christian and if your not your anti-american people like that, I dont believe there is a death bad enough for them really

8:39PM PDT on May 13, 2012

that part must come right after the forgive us our sins and give our enemies cancer

10:45AM PDT on May 2, 2012

Collective thought can be powerful lets pray or meditate or think the republican party away, every day at noon CST Go away republicans, go to the moon. Do this for about 10 minutes and you will feel better. They may feel uncomfortable, or demand a larger space program. As far as go goes Jesus teaches the lords prayer. I don't think this is a good idea to pray to god considering (Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive our trespassers) But we don't have to forget and we can think it. Together it may make them uncomfortable

3:09PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

@David L.

Of course, this is the difference between those who actually know Muslim people Vs those who don't!

@Stefanie D.

Thanks! I'm seriously disinterested in this theological issue but I'm sure you make a valid point!

12:31PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

America is Jesus Country? Gawd, what morons. Read the 1st Amendment. Keep your phony religious views to yourself.

If you want to be ignorant, you can be. Me: I choose to be educated and not frightened by false gods and the boogie-man.

11:26AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Hey Elaine A.It is apparent you have no guts nor glory.If you are going to promote another human beings death,then how about "YOU KILLING YOURSELF".It is one less blonde monster ruining man kind.You have no idea what it means to suffer,nor how to be a real "woman,nor human being".Keep coloring that hair of yours,though it doesn't suit you.It just proves what a twisted,amoral bitch you truly are.And if you dislike another giving their opinion based on your cold,ruthless comments to murder another human being,then please refrain from posting your hate comments.This is not a communistic country,nor web site.It is for those of us who have real morals,and value and appreciate all life forms.Did it ever occur to you that perhaps those amoral males were abused as children?.That that is what they learned.I do not condone what they did,and believe they should have prison time,but to say they should be killed in the same manner,shows "YOU ARE WORSE THEN THEY ARE".

I thank god you are not the one of the jury panel,nor the judge themselves.You are only a one sided demented blonde that lives in her rosy bland nonsensical world.Stay there and rot till you open your mind and heart.Waits for your reply.We can hash it out here in the forums. :)

7:32AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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