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Mikey Weinstein's Wife Pens New Book Accusing Christians of Sending Profanity-Laced Letters to Her Husband

Mikey Weinstein's Wife Pens New Book Accusing Christians of Sending Profanity-Laced Letters to Her Husband

Mikey Weinstein of Albuquerque, New Mexico, speaks on behalf of the watchdog organization Military Religious Freedom Foundation during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, December 11, 2006, to call on the Pentagon to launch an investigation into the appearance in a video of senior on-duty U.S. military officers openly promoting their religious commitment while in uniform. | (Photo: Reuters/Larry Downing)

The wife of Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that advocates for the separation of church and state, has written a book accusing Christians of sending profanity-laced letters to her husband.

Bonnie Weinstein's book, titled You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can't Be Both, includes a sampling of the worst letters allegedly sent to her husband's organization.

Mikey Weinstein, who's known for this frequent battles against Christians in attempts to limit their influence in the military, has also spoken out against a number of conservative Christian groups, calling them "fundamentalist Christian monsters." He's even compared Christians to "bigots" from the Deep South during the civil rights era.

Some of the letters Bonnie cites in her book contain foul language, anti-Semitic slurs, claim that the MRFF hates the U.S., and even suggest that Weinstein should be raped.

"A lot of people will say these letter writers are not true Christians, but they are acting as if this is what their lord wants them to do," Bonnie told the liberal publication Salon in an interview. "This is how they behave and they justify it through Jesus. It's insidious and understated."

In March, Weinstein called for a cadet who wrote a Bible verse on his personal whiteboard to be "visibly" punished.

"We want to have visible punishment for the cadet," he said to the American Center for Law and Justice at the time of the incident.

Weinstein argued that allowing the scripture to remain on the cadet's blackboard elevated the Christian faith over other religious beliefs.

"It clearly elevated one religious faith (fundamentalist Christianity) over all others at an already virulently hyper-fundamentalist Christian institution," he said. "It massively poured fundamentalist Christian gasoline on an already raging out-of-control conflagration of fundamentalist Christian tyranny, exceptionalism and supremacy at USAFA."

Subsequently, the Air Force Academy ordered the cadet to remove the verse, claiming that it was offensive to other members of the academy.

The MRFF's impact on the situation raised a red flag for Americans and the the Armed Forces, according to Jay Sekulow, ACLJ's chief council.

"That's the danger we're facing. If the military is caving to someone who calls Christians 'monsters who terrorize,' religious liberty in the Armed Forces is in serious jeopardy. In fact, Mikey said that some Christians should be completely banned from service."

Weinstein, together with the MRF,F also called on the U.S. military to distance itself from the National Day of Prayer Task Force in April.

"The planned participation by uniformed U.S. military personnel in this private fundamentalist Christian religious event, run by a non-federal entity, is an unequivocally clear violation of the plethora of DoD regulations and instructions," Weinstein claimed.

He also told The Christian Post that he and his group were contacted by 27 senior officials at the Pentagon regarding the collaboration between the Pentagon and the task force.

Weinstein even labeled the National Day of Prayer Task Force as a "fundamentalist Christian theocratic cabal working as hard as it can to turn America into a fundamentalist version of a Salafist or Wahhbist Islamic state." Weinstein also claimed to have no issue with the actual National Day of Prayer.

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