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article imageOp-Ed: Christian Zealots — ISIS in America Special

By Robert Weller     Nov 14, 2014 in Politics
Colorado Springs - Mikey Weinstein, an Air Force Academy graduate, is worried that radical Christians pose the same kind of threat ISIS does in the Middle East
His signature proof: the election in Colorado Springs, where the Academy is located, of a former Navy chaplain who believes President Obama is possessed by demons.
Weinstein, who worked for a time for President Ronald Reagan, is Jewish. He got interested in wresting control of the U.S. military from the “God People” when his kids, who also attended the academy, were warned by fellow cadets that they would burn in hell because they did not accept Jesus Christ.
Since then, Weinstein has made the military a living hell for the commanders who believe their loyalty should be to the Christian faith, not the U.S. people.
His wife, Bonnie, has just written a book, “To the Far Right Christian Hater...You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can't Be Both: Official Hate Mail, Threats, and Criticism from the Archives of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation,” which will be formally released on Dec. 2 but can already be ordered on Amazon. Weinstein said 95 percent of the book is hate emails and death threats made against his family.
Although his Military Religious Freedom Foundation has had many successes stopping Christian prayer at military ceremonies, the election of a Zealot court-martialed Navy chaplain to the Colorado Legislature cannot be considered one of them.
Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Republican, believes President Barack Obama is possessed by demons. He has tried to exorcise them, as he has with many gays.
Some of these are available on YouTube.
Klingenschmitt runs a Web site: prayinjesusname.org
He was elected by 70 percent of the people in his district of Colorado Springs, which has become a center for fundamental Christian groups. It also has one of the largest concentrations of military in the nation, including NORAD.
Weinstein views it is the headquarters for “weaponized Christianity.”
Westword of Denver reports: “Klingenschmitt, nicknamed "Dr. Chaps," prevailed in House District 15, a slice of El Paso County so conservative that a Republican candidate would probably have to slap a baby on live TV to lose -- and if the tot was the offspring of a Democrat, that still might not be enough. But even by the area's standards, he's on the fringes.”
Weinstein believes there is a connection between the warm acceptance of Klingenschmitt and the large number of soldiers and airmen in Colorado Springs, 60 miles south of Denver.
Many in the military believe their No. 1 duty is destroy anyone who opposes Christianity, Weinstein says.
Weinstein’s group just got its seventh nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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