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And that segment tonight is an organization called the military religious Freedom Foundation and a name Mikey Weinstein a Republican worked in the Reagan administration mr.
Weinstein wants a hold.
Military officers responsible for perceived religious.
I got proselytizing.
Writing an -- to post why she says well.
We face incredibly well -- gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorized a fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized.
And twisted version of christianity.
Upon their help with subordinates in our nation's armed forces.
We must vigorously support the continuing efforts to expose pathologically anti gay.
Islam phobic and rapidly intolerant agitators -- what they are die hard enemies of the United States constitution -- Joining us now from Albuquerque, New Mexico is -- ones -- I want you very specific here.
Do you believe.
That an officer in the military who opposes openly gay individuals serving.
Is that officer -- -- Well you know I think having any particular viewpoint -- all bill's perfectly fine is a quick a -- difference between what you personally feel inside and then the behavior that you exhibit.
If you aren't showing and it sort of derision or any sort of oppression and tyranny.
On a member who's openly gay in the military well then you are clearly in violation of the constitution OK as well as legislative and what's it all brand any one.
For sincerely held beliefs that'd be better for military order.
If gays just served as they used to and a don't ask don't foul situation.
You wouldn't say even -- you disagree with it that officer would be homo -- automatically.
Absolutely not how and why we care about it where where where where where where hamburger not complex meal like shelter beyond.
It's your behavior and your attitude that matters what you -- little side we will assume we assume that the military code of justice will take care of people.
Who violate military law let's get onto the not a good assumption they'll not get the -- does he -- as the military is corrupt in that regard mr.
But I do I think and that's that we I've been doing this for nine years two months and now.
28 days and we represent over 33000.
Members of the US military 96 for ten of them Catholics like you and Roman god of Roman Catholics and Protestants.
Who are victims of religious oppression so this is something we view as totally out of control and this -- why -- I'm so you'll leave you flat out and I know that you talked to some pentagon officials they -- a sought you out to -- discussion.
You believe that the military the American military is cool rock that it is it enforcing.
And let's say.
You believe that is not happening now.
I completely agree with your statement it is not happening and guys on our web site militarily I -- that Thursday OK yes -- -- I don't know yes absolutely that's what you believe.
Are what's let's get the -- -- phobic thing in here now.
Would you say in the war on terror that militant Islam is our primary enemy.
I would say that absolutely sloppy one -- Islam which is a small subsection.
Of Islam itself you know not every Muslim including fetuses -- -- a woman's.
Muslim woman's womb are terrorists but our enemy is it is extremists -- and I was is the hot -- actually no doubt all right a yes cigarette you concur -- And so -- -- -- that our military's efforts have to be directed in that.
In that arena.
With the jihadist arms I don't what I wanted to say something got what I wanted to say is is that we should be fighting as an American military.
Our national interest we should look like not look like Christian crusaders to the people were fighting we do that opinion giving everything they have delegate -- and in the past -- -- give me an example of how we looked like Christian crusader.
Two and a half years ago when we broke the story of the so called Jesus rifles every rifle that we had in the US military had inscribed on its scope.
New testament a biblical citations we had over a 13036.
US Marines that came to us saying he was horrible for them and have always a description -- They were there -- from the book of John I think mark and -- so that was one from revelation.
It came from a a defense contractor called -- to -- had almost a two billion dollar contract.
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They agreed that this is terribly wrong it turned out that these that are NATO allies had these even the year of the Israeli defense forces always why was -- -- -- -- hydrated judges.
I'm not saying it's right -- saying you should be able to Tommy what the offending passage was.
Our final question well I bill bill that I feel that we have -- it and that's why can't I can give you lots of different verses that are out there the bottom line is is that this was well covered in the media and I'm glad I don't I don't -- -- the real and out of the military made the real bottom line is that military took care of it that's the real bottom line fared a bit after but after after we went -- and -- and then to have to stand up and -- on behalf of our clients.
They finally did but without us they would not -- Now final.
Question the Obama administration very secular administration.
Are you still saying that the military's -- Torres -- the Obama administration after five years wiped all the south.
Hi this is not an indictment on any member of the obvious -- of the White House obviously the -- there was George W.
-- his predecessor of the bombers are our Obama there the commander in chief we are seeing things are better clearly under Obama you say secular like it's a bad thing from our respect I didn't either so it better and there was this is there aren't otherwise -- you gotta be all of my.
That if I -- -- his secular garbage everywhere and yes -- I would say that that that I'd say that very proudly that means that everybody gets equal rights this is the no spin zone and that's what we support us it.
If everybody got equal rights in a secular her society.
I would applaud -- of course that's not true.
We don't live in a perfect world and secularism brings its own problems -- -- -- we appreciate you being a stand up guy coming on and very interesting.
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