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No Snowflake in an Avalanche Paperback – February 4, 2012
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With the great political awakening of the Christian right, Mikey Weinstein tells us how they have taken their message into the military and openly proselytize and pressure peers and subordinates to accept the "Word of God." The author took on the burden of challenging this practice after his two sons, also cadets at his alma mater, complained about the constant harassment taken against them for being Jews.
Author Weinstein discovered how the Air Force Academy scheduled formations that conflicted with Jewish services to put pressure on Jewish cadets to ignore their religious observations in favor of squadron cohesion. However even Catholics and mainstream Protestants came in for ridicule and harassment for not having accepted Jesus as their Personal Savior, apparently the only avenue to end the unrelenting pressure. Cadets were actively encouraged to view Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ," a movie with anti-Semitic overtones. The Academy seemed to be the perfect swamp for breeding Christian extremism. The surrounding area has dozens of churches and Christian organizations that spread the word.
But Weinstein found that it went beyond the Academy at Colorado Springs and he determined to do something about it by starting the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Other than a lack of funds, he seemed to be the perfect person to do so. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, he went on to earn a law degree and worked in the White House learning how stonewalling and foot dragging is an art form. He also developed contacts.Read more ›
Until 2005, he was a very successful top-level corporate businessman and lawyer. Then he found there were problems at the USAF Academy. Originally investigating on behalf of his 2 sons, who were a cadets and were being harassed for their faith.
Initially thinking this was a small local issue, he slowly began to find that there was a large group with great power involved. The more he learned, the more shocked he was, and he eventually was impelled to leave his successful career to fight what he now considers a huge national security threat to the Republic.
Mr. Weinstein has taken on a very unequal battle against a large and well-financed gang of would-be theocrats who follow a very narrow brand of religion, consisting mainly of pre-millennial sects which are part of a movement known variously as Dominionism or Reconstructionism.
These people are planning to take over the military, then overturn the Constitution and Republic ("by ballot or by bullet"), and turn first the nation and then the world into a "Christian" theocracy complete with their warped version of Old Testament "bible-based" laws that would make the most rabid mullah's version of Sharia look tame by comparison.
Those who will not convert to their version of Christianity, and other "sinners" and "transgressors" will be killed by "Biblical" means, such as public stoning or by the sword.Read more ›
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Provides a great over view of the impact of Protestant Fundamentalism's pervasive dominance in the U. S. military and how that denigrates military readiness and effectiveness. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by h. keith mephodie sterzing
I read this and his other book detailing his issues with USAFA. Both of them are very similiar, and expound on his personal project; namely, The Military Religious Freedom... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Jon
Mikey Weinstein is in a battle. His battle is to protect one of the constitutional freedoms that we as Americans hold dear. Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by R. Rhodes
I read Snowflake with the intent of getting a better understanding of the religious discrimination that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has claimed to be rife within the... Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Pick Up That Can Citizen
Weinstein chose to attack Christians in the military yet he provides suspiciously few incidents of any sort of injustice and ignores the Fort Hood incident. Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Clown of New Zealnd
This is an amazing factual must read account of a real existing threat to this nation and our future. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Michael Gross
I have always campaigned for freedom of the troops to practice whatever religion they want. Mr. Weinstein is a true American Hero, and he righty kills these christian fascists in... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Samwise Gamgee
The book is a damning indictment of the cowardice of men in leadership, a testament to the courage and sacrifice of those they presume to lead. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Ronald West