After Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Patrick Henry College, School Deletes Video

Yesterday, I posted about how the Military Religious Freedom Foundation‘s Mikey Weinstein (below, right) recently sat down for an interview with WORLD Magazine editor-in-chief Dr. Marvin Olasky at Patrick Henry College, one of the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the nation.

You can read the positive reaction from students here, but what’s puzzling is that the school took down the video from their website within days of posting it. Chris Rodda explains:

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Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Fundamentalist Christian College

On Friday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation‘s Mikey Weinstein (below, right) sat down for an interview with WORLD Magazine editor-in-chief Dr. Marvin Olasky at Patrick Henry College. That’s one of the most vocal fighters for separation of church and state speaking at one of the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the nation.



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Mikey Weinstein Responds to Pat Robertson Calling Him “One Little Jewish Radical” who is “Terrorizing” the Air Force

I know Pat Robertson saying something crazy isn’t news to anybody, but now that the Air Force is allowing atheists to omit the words “So Help Me God” from the oath, he is flipping out over how quickly they changed this policy.

He’s especially angry with Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for writing a letter to the Secretary of Defense defending atheists. (For what it’s worth, there’s no evidence that Weinstein’s letter was the one that caused the Air Force to change its policy, but it undoubtedly helped.)



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Air Force Officials Finally Come to Their Senses and Allow Atheists to Omit “So Help Me God” from Oath

When a service member stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada decided to re-enlist last month, his contract included the words “So help me God.”

He decided to cross the phrase out, which should be perfectly acceptable, but the Air Force said he had to include it or get out. That’s when the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center stepped in. They wrote a letter to Air Force officials reminding them that forcing the service to sign the oath was a violation of the First Amendment.

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MSNBC Discusses Atheist Airman Who Doesn’t Want to Swear an Oath to God

Monica Miller, the attorney who works for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, appeared on MSNBC today to talk about the Air Force service member who may be rejected from re-enlistment because he doesn’t want to sign an oath with the words “So Help Me God”:



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