Air Force Base Gives The Baby Jesus The Boot


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Please pray as the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, (MRFF), is at it once again in their attack to remove Christianity from our armed forces.

Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina has now given the Baby Jesus the boot according to an organization who relishes any opportunity to eradicate Christianity from the U.S. military. The MRFF praised officials at Shaw AFB for removing a Nativity scene located near Memorial Lake on Friday. The traditional Nativity included plastic statues of Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus and an assortment of animals which were removed within 2 hours and 15 minutes, (not 16 minutes – 15).

According to the MRFF, an undisclosed number of Airmen were so emotionally troubled by the sight of a manger scene that they immediately notified the MRFF and I can only imagine the psychological damage they must have suffered as a result of their exposure to the plastic statues! Just imagine the number of hospitalizations which could have occurred had this not been taken care of in such an expeditious manner!

Paul Loebe from the MRFF wrote in a statement that since the display was not erected near a chapel, it was illegal. (That leads me, the writer,  to wonder why it wouldn’t also be just as offensive if it were at a chapel, would the Airmen be less traumatized in that case?) “It was very sectarian in nature and a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution as well as a blatant violation of Air Force Instruction 1-1, Section 2.11,” he said.

Myself, I guess I should be pleased we have such wonderful American’s out there who are so very familiar with United States Air Force regulations and have the time available to make sure they’re being followed so very closely; I sleep better at night knowing this! I mean, it’s really amazing that I never knew the Newborn King is a violation of Air Force regulations; I never would have guessed!

Loebe swiftly alerted MRFF President Mikey Weinstein who then called his buddies at the Pentagon. After an immediate investigation, the Nativity was removed immediately. “To the Air Force’s credit, it agreed with MRFF’s arguments to remove the Nativity scene swiftly and apparently found this scene to be as much a violation of all the pertinent regulations and the United States Constitution as MRFF did,” he said. He praised the Air Force for “acting so swiftly to reverse this EGREGIOUS VIOLATION.”

Hiram Sasser, the director of litigation for Liberty Institute says the military’s actions were unconstitutional. “This was private speech,” he said. “The military can say no displays on a base but it cannot allow a display and then ban it simply because of its religious viewpoint.” Sasser said the Supreme Court has ruled in the past that viewpoint discrimination, even in a non-public forum, such as a military base is unconstitutional. “It appears that Mikey Weinstein has a special hotline to call his friends in leadership at the Pentagon to alert them to engage in unnecessary and, in this case, unlawful censorship of private religious speech,” he said.

Sarah Palin stated, “We see stories like this every day and yet left-wing pundits still claim that the so-called ‘War on Christmas’ is a figment of the imagination. The War on Christmas is just the tip of the spear in a larger battle to marginalize expressions of faith and make true religious freedom a thing of the past.” Palin’s book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, is a call to arms for Americans to “stand strong on America’s faith-filled foundation”. “Never let these scrooges strip away the true meaning of Christmas,” she said.

Sasser said, ” He he was surprised the Pentagon responded so swiftly to Weinstein’s demands – “as if he were under attack in a foreign country in need of rescue from a deadly mob. Apparently if you are ever in trouble and need a quick response from the Pentagon, tell them a plastic Baby Jesus is at the gates.”

If only they had known this in Benghazi!

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After serving in the United States Navy for 22 years I retired from the service late in 1991. Having always loved the southwest, shortly after retiring, I moved to the Albuquerque area where I have resided since. Initially I worked as a contractor for approximately 6 years doing cable construction work. That becoming a little dangerous, at an elevated age, I moved into the retail store management environment managing convenience stores for roughly 16 years. With several disabilities, I am now fully retired and am getting more involved with helping Pastor Dewey & Pastor Paul with their operations at FGGAM which pleases my heart greatly as it truly is - "For God's Glory Alone". I met my precious wife Sandy here in Albuquerque and we have been extremely happily married for 18 years and I am the very proud father to Sandy's wonderful children, Tiana, our daughter, Ryan & Ross, our two sons, and proud grandparents to 5 wonderful grandchildren. We attend Christ Full Deliverance Ministries in Rio Rancho which is lead by Pastor's Marty & Paulette Cooper along with Elder Mable Lopez as regular members. Most of my time is now spent split between my family, my church & helping the Pastors by writing here on the FGGAM website and doing everything I can to support this fantastic ministry in the service of our Lord. Praise to GOD & GOD Bless to ALL! UPDATED 2021: Rick and Sandy moved to Florida a few years ago. We adore them and we pray for Rick as he misses Sandy so very, very much!

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