Air Force Major Steve Lewish is being targeted by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for having an open Bible on his desk at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein believes Lewis should be “aggressively punished” over this. “The Bible is very obviously a statement of Christian preference, Christian primacy. Had that been the Book of Satan or the Koran there would be blood in the freaking streets. [Lewis is] harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations,” whined Weinstein.
“He has removed the Bible voluntarily because he didn’t want this to cause attention or disruption to his unit,” said Col. Damon Feltman, the commander of the 310th Space Wing in response to the incident. “I’ve performed a walk-through of the office and everything seemed to be in compliance with Air Force regulation.”
“As long as he’s not doing something excessive, the existence of a Bible or the Koran or the Torah or some other religious article is not prohibited,” Col. Feltman clarified. “It’s what you do with it when you have it.”
Weinstein, who basically receives paychecks for eradicating Christianity from the Armed Forces, accused Maj. Lewis of committing a “repulsive violation of USAF regulations” and deemed Lewis an abhorrent offender of the Constitution. Go figure.
“We have 33 very scared Air Force families,” Weinstein said, in reference to alleged verbal complaints from 33 unnamed Air Force personnel. Well, if 33 military personnel and officers are scared of an open book on a desk, let’s pray they have the wherewithal to face actual foreign enemies in combat.
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Judge Upholds Court Martial of Former Marine Over Bible Verses