Mikey Weinstein and same-sex couples

| April 22, 2018

The Army Times reports on Mikey Weinstein, of the misnamed Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and his tilting at windmills. It seems that a chaplain, Army Major Scott Squires was conducting a retreat for married couples and a same-sex couple wanted to attend. However Major Squires’ religion didn’t allow for him to minister to same-sex couples.

An Army investigator later concluded Squires discriminated against the service member.

But Squires was following the requirements of his chaplain endorsing agency, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention, according to Mike Berry, an attorney at First Liberty Institute, the religious liberties group representing Squires in his appeal.

First Liberty sent a letter to the Army urging it to reverse the investigator’s decision…Squires said he feared bringing the same-sex couple on the retreat would cause him to lose his chaplain endorsement.

The Army has training guidance — although not an official policy — telling chaplains to adhere to their endorsers’ religious tenets in order to keep their endorsement, while also finding alternative solutions for situations like this, Berry said.

Squires found an alternative for the same-sex couple, but that wasn’t good enough for Mr Weinstein;

Weinstein said the refusal of certain military chaplains to accommodate same-sex couples was comparable to refusing to accommodate mixed-race or mixed-religion couples.

“If you’re going to view same-sex couples as a sin against god, you can either hold your tongue, change your attitude, or get out of the military,” he said.

“This chaplain did not put his hand on a copy of the Constitution and swear allegiance to the New Testament,” Weinstein said. “He put his hand on the New Testament and took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution.”

Again, Mr Weinstein, show me where Congress has made a law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. MRFF has done more to prohibit the free exercise of religion than any agency of the Defense Department.

I suspect that Mikey would be fine with an Islamic chaplain tossing same-sex couples from the roof of a building, though.

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Mikey Whinestein, another gift from the Fuckup Fairy. I so want to send him a toaster for him to play with in the bathtub or shower, anyone else want to pitch in? Better yet, he can go to Mecca and protest against Islam.

  2. 2banana says:

    The Army should just ignore him.

  3. OWB says:

    How very tolerant of you, Mikey. Nobody is forcing you to practice any particular religion or worship anything at all, including yourself, yet you demand that the rest of us bow down to your beliefs, or lack thereof.

    No. You don’t get to dictate what the rest of us individually or collectively believe or practice. Miltary Chaplans are not required to ignore their denominational doctrine. They are there representing multiple ways of worshiping for the express purpose of giving different folks the comfort they need during their military service.

    Take your proselytizing elsewhere, Mikey.

  4. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Mikey Whinestein is like a river in the Third World, wide at the mouth, narrow at the neck and full of shit!

    • desert says:

      Lil Mikey should be cast into the sea with a “mill stone” around his neck for offending this little ones! imho

  5. Whinestein must be running short of cash again.

    If there was only some way to make his squealing for more money backfire on him ….

  6. AW1Ed says:

    From the article:

    Mike Berry, an attorney at First Liberty Institute, the religious liberties group representing Squires in his appeal, said that it would be “ridiculous” to disqualify the Southern Baptist Convention — one of the largest endorsing agencies in the military.

    “If their chaplains were no longer welcome because of their religious beliefs, that would be a clear violation of the Constitution,” Berry said. “And then what happens to all the other endorsing agencies that hold similar views? That would be the Roman Catholics, Muslims, and many others. Are they also disqualified now?”

    “It would virtually eliminate the Chaplain Corps,” he added.

    Mikey’s ultimate goal?

    • Thunderstixx says:

      Why didn’t you give us a don’t click warning if you have just eaten…
      That thins is so fugly the hogs stopped eating and ran for the cowpens…

  7. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Jonn Lilyea:

    It seems that a chaplain, Army Major Scott Squires was conducting a retreat for married couples and a same-sex couple wanted to attend. However Major Squires’ religion didn’t allow for him to minister to same-sex couples.

    Speaking of marriages, guess who else is married… Again? Dennis Howard Chevalier a.k.a. Denny H Chevalier, phony war veteran, phony veteran, phony retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, phony C-130 combat pilot, phony SWAT veteran, that guy who has multiple failed marriages under his belt.

    Don’t know what number marriage this current marriage. 🙄 Using history as a guide, it’s only a matter of time before he is divorced again. 🙄

    • The Stranger says:

      I thought he was 🔒 ⬆️? Or does being a prison bride count?

      • thebesig says:

        People thought he was the one locked up, but it was someone else. Dennis Howard Chevalier a.k.a. Denny H Chevalier, phony Gulf War Veteran, phony veteran, phony retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, phony C-130 combat pilot, phony SWAT veteran, is still out there playing his games.

        If only we could find out who his current wife is so that we could attempt to get her to see him for what he is sooner rather than later. But, using his own history as a guide, she will eventually see him for what he is and bounce out of his life.

  8. HMC Ret says:

    I live for the day this wart on the backside of humanity has the opportunity to speak out against the muzzie ‘religion.’ Being the coward I believe him to be, I don’t think I’ll be hearing anything from him.

  9. charles w says:

    So was Jesus.

  10. AW1Ed says:

    No, he’s a self-serving asshole. And you may want to review the TAH FNG FAQ tab on the top of the page.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    When is someone going to tell this overbearing enlarged snout ring Whinestein to butt out of other people’s business?

  12. The Other Whitey says:

    Mikey Whinestein is still a self-righteous, impotent, attention-whoring asshole.

  13. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    I’d be better off not commenting about me being a “ZIONIST” because om my Religion. Like I commented in the past, peeps like mikey give my religion a bad name and some peeps out there feed on that.

  14. charles w says:

    Mikey wouldn’t be caught in a temple.

  15. AW1Ed says:

    And like magic John Barrett is history.

    *grin*

  16. The Other Whitey says:

    So was Jesus Christ.

    So was Haym Solomon, founding member of the Sons of Liberty.

    So was Commodore Uriah Levy, hero of the War of 1812.

    So was Albert Einstein.

    So was LTC Robert Rosenthal, 3-tour B-17 Pilot with the 100th BG (H) and assistant prosecutor at Nuremberg.

    So was LTGEN Victor Krulak.

    So was Dr. Jonas Salk, who created the Polio vaccine.

    So is Ben Shapiro.

    What’s your point? If you’re fishing for antisemitism, you’ll find none here.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      That was in reply to John Barrett, who seems to have disappeared while I was typing.

    • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

      TOW; I’m a life member of the AL and VFW and at one time, other vet friends wanted me to join the JWV (Jewish War Veterans) I never did but as usual, I am going to make a Short story Long. One of my friends gave me one of their calendars and each month had a story about one of their own being awarded the MOH from back during the Revolutionary war to present times. This was a number of years ago. Also heard stories about some not being written up for various awards due to their religion and or skin color. Boy, some history lessons on TAH this Sunday. Later Alligator.

  17. Perry Gaskill says:

    It’s interesting how Mikey Weinstein seems to greet each new day by figuring out yet another way to be an asshole. It’s actually pretty creative when you think about it. Almost like being a contender for world champion bull-goose douchebag.

    One of the things Mikey chooses to ignore this time, apparently because it would get in the way of his relentless effort to piss everybody off, is that the interpersonal dynamics of heterosexual couples is not the same as those who are same sex. Anybody who has ever been around same sex couples could probably tell you this, and it’s also not unusual for gays to emphasize their differences from the “breeders.”

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the main reason Mikey is pulling this stuff is because ultimately he’s a coward and a bully, and chaplains make for an easy target. If he tried it with any other group, there’s a good chance he’d wind up getting his ass kicked up around his shoulder blades.

  18. Mason says:

    We need some of this to go to the SCOTUS so all these frivolous complaints and lawsuits can stop. The courts seem to be the only people these types believe.

    Freedom of religion is not freedom from religion.

    I have a special hatred for those who go after military chaplains. During my service I was continually and repeatedly impressed by the kindness, dedication, and self-sacrifice of military chaplains. I’m not even very religious, but found a lot of comfort in the words and deeds of chaplains.

    • HMC Ret says:

      Mrs. HMC Ret and I were married by a Chaplain, Navy CAPT John Markley, at the Naval Hospital, Long Beach, CA in 1971. A really standup guy. I’ve never had anything but the best possible interactions when dealing with those in the Chaplain Corps.

      The day will come when a muslim ‘man of god’ will refuse service to a non-muslim and you won’t hear shit from mikey. He goes after the low-hanging fruit and those less likely to behead those who are opposed or indifferent to the muslim cult.

    • Thunderstixx says:

      My opinion of the good that Chaplins do is represented quite well in the Band of Brothers when they are taking Carentan, I believe, and the Chaplain is shown giving prayers and Last Rites while under fire from the German’s and never misses a beat.
      Another is the Chaplain on the USS Enterprise, I believe during the WWII giving Last Rites to one of the wounded on the flight deck.
      How in the hell can this selfish piece of shit want to put a stop to that???
      This guy and so many other libidiot morons need to have their asses kicked…
      I was given Last Rites at the Milwaukee VA Hospital in 2010 when the Priest, a retired US Army Priest, a chaplain, looked at me and asked if I wanted to take communion. I said yes.
      He said, “I’ll be right back”.
      When he got back he started giving me the Last Rights immediately. He said at the end that with the way I looked, I might need those that night…
      The next day I was placed on a heart transplant list and was given 6 months to live…
      Thus started an eight year, so far, odyssey that is still going on.
      It’s been my observation that it isn’t survival of the fittest, it is survival of whomever has the best Guardian Angel, and I am 100% serious about that.

  19. Steve1371 says:

    There were two times a consult with a chaplain served to strengthen my wobbly spine during my active duty. I doubt I could have successfully carried out my enlistment without their help. Somehow they knew the right words to put me on the right track. I am quite certain I am not alone in that regard. I have the greatest respect for our chaplains. They do a great service for our troops and our country.

  20. TxRadioguy says:

    I would really love to see this oxygen thief try to peddle his atheist BS to the head of the NAMB…he’s the former Chief of Chaplains MG Doug Carver.

    It would be an epic theological take down.

  21. TxRadioguy says:

    “Weinstein said the refusal of certain military chaplains to accommodate same-sex couples was comparable to refusing to accommodate mixed-race or mixed-religion couples.”

    Every time the gay mafia and the gay “marriage” crowd tries to compare gay “rights” to the civil rights struggle it’s a slap in the face to those that fought and died for racial equality in the 60’s and in the decades prior.

    There is no comparison or similarities between the two.

  22. CA_SGT says:

    According to some comments of the Army Times article, the retreat was a Strong Bonds affiliated event. Said events are secular and non religious in nature. If such is the case then the chaplain definitely acted in a discriminatory nature by bring his reigious bias into a secular space. It’s no different than a county clerk who refuses to sign a marriage certificate for a same sex couple. However, if this was not the case and the retreat WAS a Southern Baptist Religious Marriage retreat, then the chaplain was well within his rights to say no. It comes down to nuance, really, but still important nuance. Since, I do not have all the facts before me, I must rely on the Army’s investigation team.

  23. Atkron says:

    Where is that dickhead General that loves to come run his cock holster on Mikey’s behalf?

  24. SFC D says:

    Best Chaplain I ever knew was a prior service 11B Drill Sergeant SFC. Don’t see many Chaplains wearing a DS badge. His secret to success (in his words, as he rubbed his DS badge) “You gotta know when to hug ’em, and when to kick ’em in the ass.”