Former Delta Force Leader Uninvited From Ft. Riley Prayer Breakfast

LTG (R) Jerry Boykin was one of the greats in his day, and now seems to spend most of his time on issues of faith. So of course that's where they hit him:
A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay.

Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley – leading some to break down in tears.

“I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this,” he said.

Weeping? Oh, please.

“I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with biblical views and a testimony of faith,” Boykin told me.

Boykin, an original member of Delta Force and an executive vice president of the Family Research Council, was scheduled to deliver remarks at a June 6th prayer breakfast. The event was set to be held in conjunction with the 1st Infantry Division’s Victory Week celebration....

“He sows hatred and heinous divisiveness with his sickening screed of fundamentalist Christian supremacy, primacy, exclusivity and triumphalism,” Weinstein wrote in a complaint to Fort Riley.
I don't share Boykin's views, but to find them "sickening" represents a pretty harsh opposition to his mode of faith -- in fact, at least as harsh a mode as the one Boykin aims at Islam, which is one of the MRFF's complaints against him.

The MRFF has a page in which it was asked whether it focuses on beating up Christians exclusively, or if it sometimes worries about other religions such as Islam. You know, Islam: that religion that has resulted in several blue-on-blue incidents such as the fragging at the start of the Iraq War, or the Ft. Drum shootings.

Their response is several paragraphs long, but here is the nut: "We simply do not receive similar complaints involving any religion other than Christianity."

Aristotle said that justice lies in treating similar cases similarly. The big question there, as here, is what constitutes "similar."


E Hines said...

I don't share Boykin's views, but to find them "sickening" represents a pretty harsh opposition....

Sick with fear, I think, rather than sickening opposition.

First Liberty (nee Liberty Institute has had a few encounters with Mikey Weinstein; he keeps running away. Sick with fear, I surmise.

Aside: Google's Blogger seems to be blocking direct access to the Fox News article at the link; I had to paste the URL into a separate tab to read the article.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

Huh. I see what you mean. I checked the code on my end, and there's nothing funny about it.

I tried swapping it to the https link, and that just causes Chrome to report as an insecure site full of potential hackers and thieves.

E Hines said...

Yeah, it's Google doing it, not you or our browsers. I get the same "error" from your link in your VFW: Speak For Yourself, Buddy... er, Mr. President post.

Google is blocking it from IE and Palemoon, too.

Your Chrome (a Google browser) response gives the game away. At least Facebook tried to be subtle about it. Or maybe Google, in its blatancy, is more honest about its censorship.

Eric Hines

Ymar Sakar said...

People should have begun worrying about this in 2009, to be honest. Replacing military culture and leaders with House guard loyalists is one way to create perfectly obedient kill squads. Unlike the law enforcement SWAT teams, the military has far better ways to de-condition the refusal to kill on sight.

Just as China has a firewall that protects the State's interests, so Google is the Left's Firewall, or at least wannabe.

Ymar Sakar said...

Coincidentally, Jesus received more complaints from the Jewish leaders and Roman legions than other religions had received.

Some kind of coincidence for true Christendom, perhaps. If you aren't an enemy of the world, you may not be a follower of the Christ. If all the evils in the world likes you, you might not be a real Christian either.