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With God on Our Side: One Man's War Against an Evangelical Coup in America's Military Paperback – February 19, 2008
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“With God on Our Side is the story of one man's willingness to stand up for the Constitution of the United States. Arrayed against Mikey Weinstein are those who would transform the United States military, our most revered institution, into a force of evangelical crusaders, intolerant of the diversity of our society and willfully subversive of our national security interests. It is an important call to arms for all who love our country and the principles for which it stands.” ―Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, author of The Politics of Truth
“The extremists and the militants of the Muslim world would like us to believe that the world is embroiled in a cosmic battle between Christianity and Islam. Yet instead of debunking this twisted ideology, there are those in the armed forces who are legitimizing it with their fundamentalist indoctrination of our nation's troops. If the war on terrorism is a war of ideology, then Weinstein deserves a medal because his battle to put an end to the rampant Christian evangelism in the United States military is making the whole country safer.” ―Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
“U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Mikey Weinstein’s struggle to keep his beloved school―and the U.S. military―a secular institution has meaning for all of us. Wherever you are on America’s religious and political spectrums, you’ll find With God on Our Side a challenging and provocative read.” ―Ray Suarez, author of The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, and senior correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
“No one I know is more willing than Mikey Weinstein to take on such a tough, unpopular issue that goes to the very heart of one of our nation's most important and long cherished principles. Read this book to understand why we should all share Mikey's concern.” ―Robert T. Herres, General, USAF (Retired), former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
“Mikey Weinstein's stand against intolerance, intimidation, and inappropriate evangelism in the armed forces is a courageous defense of the principles on which our country was founded. Read this book and be enlightened and motivated to protect the ideals of our Founding Fathers.” ―Richard T. Schlosberg III, publisher and CEO (retired), Los Angeles Times
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One of the most elite educational institutions in the world, the Air Force Academy has, from its inception, attracted the best and the brightest, producing leaders not only in the military but throughout American society.
In recent years, however, the Academy has also been producing a cadre of zealous evangelical Christians intent on creating a fundamentalist power base at the highest levels of our country.
With God on Our Side is shocking exposé of life inside the United States Air Force Academy and the systematic program of indoctrination sanctioned, coordinated, and carried out by fundamentalist Christians within the U.S. military.
It is also the story of Michael L. Weinstein, a proud Academy graduate and the father of two graduates and a current cadet, who single-handedly brought to light the evangelicals' utter disregard of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state that is so essential to the nation's military mission. Weinstein's war would pit him and his small band of fellow graduates, cadets, and concerned citizens against a program of Christian fundamentalist indoctrination that could transform our fighting men and women into "right-thinking" warriors more befitting a theocracy. In the process, he would come face to face with religious bigotry and at its most extreme and fight an unrelenting battle to save his beloved Academy, the ideals it stood for, and the very future of the country.
An important book at a critical time in our nation's history, With God on Our Side is the story of one man's courageous struggle to thwart a creeping evangelism permeating America's military and to prevent a taxpayer-funded theocracy in which only the true believers have power.
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What I have seen from some Evangelical's they are a predatory religion. They have an attitude that's it's there right to 'kick in the door and start taking over'. Once Evangelical's have wormed their way in, no one else has a right to object to their proselytizing. They hide behind the First Amendment to get up in your face and shove it down your throat and dare you to try and do something about it. There whole attitude is offensive and turns more people off of religion than it converts. So it's hard to believe Evangelical's are innocent of all wrong doing like some of the commenter's want to believe. Some Evangelical's have a long history of intolerance of other's beliefs, but expecting everyone else to respect there's. They have the attitude they have a right to Evangelize to those around them, but other's don't have a right to object to that sort of harassment. That's exactly what it is for a lot of us with a different religion or no religion...harassment. So, some of us learned years ago how to deal with unwanted proselytizing. You walk off and leave them talking to themselves. Unfortunately enough, the military are much like public school children, part of a captive audience who aren't able to speak out about these people's deliberate abuses of the Constitution. That's why people like Mikey Weinstein have to do it for them. There is nothing quite as offensive as unwanted proselytizing.
I found this particularly interesting in terms of the current news about the collapse of public services in Colorado Springs. Evangelical christianity and the far right are often two sides of the same coin.
Get this book and read it.
It appears the book is actually written in the third person by a co-author from verbal interviews of and materials furnished by the prime author (Weinstein).
I trust there will be a sequel: The author takes his case right up to a massive Federal lawsuit -- then publishes the book before revealing the outcome and judicial opinions of the suit!!