Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), has denounced an airforce base for offering Jesus-themed candy at its shop.
— Mikey Weinstein (@MikeyWeinstein) January 7, 2020
In a recent interview, Weinstein commented on the situation:
“Peterson Air Force Base, located deep in the intolerant, fundamentalist Christian enclave of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has consistently been one of the most horrendous military installation abusers of the Constitutional mandate to NOT establish Christianity (or any other faith or even ’non-faith’) as the de facto armed forces State Religion.”
He added that the “MRFF has fought many battles throughout our long years of civil rights activism at PAFB against this wretched, fundamentalist Christian, religious extremist bigotry and prejudice.”
Director of military affairs and First Liberty Institute Lawyer, Mike Berry, said in an interview with Fox News that Weinstein’s complaint is unfounded.
According to Berry:
“This is just the latest publicity stunt by a bunch of activists. A real constitutional expert or any first-year law student knows that selling candy canes at Christmas is perfectly legal.”
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