Space Force Gets Trashed by a Religious Freedom Organization, Accused of 'Christian Privilege' for Swearing in on the Bible

 

 

Is Space Force in trouble?

After only being a thing for one month, some are condemning the operation.

A ceremony was held over the weekend at D.C.’s National Cathedral, wherein a Bible was blessed for use at the Force’s swearing-in ceremonies.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The…National Cathedral held a ceremony Sunday to bless a King James Bible that will be used to swear in members of the Department of Defense’s Space Force. Rev. Carl Wright conducted the blessing, saying, “May this Bible guard and guide all those who purpose that the final frontier be a place where God will triumph over evil, where love will triumph over hate, and where life will triumph over death.”

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Pink-shirtedly portrayed above: a sentiment of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

They accused SF of playing favorites.

What if somebody’s not a Christian? What if they’re something else?

MRFF didn’t mince words. They called it “shocking.” They also said it was “repulsive.”

Hey, you know that word “vile”?

They used it, too.

Additionally: “exclusivist.”

They claimed Space Force was serving up “Christian privilege.”

Man. We haven’t even blasted off yet, and we’re already fighting.

At least one commander’s been sworn in using that Bible, which was on loan from Washington’s Museum of the Bible.

There’s no indication whether a swearing-in on the Good Book will be compulsory.

Here’s MRFF; they’re MIFFed:

MRFF will be assiduously assisting its clients to…expeditiously make formal Inspector General (IG) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints to the DoD chain of command hierarchy to stop this train-wreck disaster in its stinking tracks from ever even leaving the station.

Dang!

If MRFF’s fervent attempts to exhaust all DoD administrative remedies to eliminate this fundamentalist Christian tyranny and oppression fail, MRFF will plan to stop this matter in Federal court in Northern Virginia. The utilization of a Christian Bible to ‘swear in’ commanders of the new Space Force or any other DoD branch at ANY level is completely violative of the bedrock separation of church and state mandate of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

MRFF President Mikey Weinstein also released his own statement.

Tell ’em, Mikey:

“MRFF noted with additional disgust and disdain the willing and all-too visible participation of a senior USAF officer, in formal uniform, during the travesty of this sectarian ceremony which tragically validates the villainy of unadulterated Christian privilege at DoD and its subordinate military branches. MRFF is currently receiving a multitude of new complaints from outraged DoD military and even civilian DoD personnel, as well as veterans, regarding this unmitigated, unconstitutional horror. MRFF will be lodging a formal complaint to Mark Esper, the Secretary of Defense.”

I guess the little fella’s all grown up now:

-ALEX

 

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