BATTLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONTINUES
Weinstein Upset Essay Restored
By Harold Hutchison
An activist who has been seeking to censor religious expression by Christians has resumed his fight against an essay posted by a chaplain that was recently restored. Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes had written the essay “No Atheists in Foxholes, Chaplains Gave All In World War II.”
According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Mikey Weinstein has compared the use of the phrase “no atheists in foxholes” to using the “n-word” to describe African-Americans or the “c-word” towards a woman. “Just using the phrase … that was the most vile, evil, base comment you could make,” Weinstein said.
The restoration of the essay angered Weinstein, who claimed, “This was the Air Force caving in to pernicious, fundamentalist Christian pressure.” He also vowed, “We want to see who spoke to whom. We clearly want to see everything that’s out there, and we will assess where to go from there.”
The commander of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Col. Brian Duffy, “Our revised ‘Chaplain’s Corner’ includes commentaries designed to enhance the spiritual resilience and wellness of our community of active duty, Department of Defense civilians, family members, and retirees as part of the Air Force and Army Comprehensive Fitness programs.”