Religious Freedom & Fort Riley
The climate in today's world is getting colder. I don't mean the climate of the sky and the air, but the climate against faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Recently, a prayer breakfast on a military campus was cancelled citing "scheduling conflicts" came up last minute.
Retired Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a 36-year Army veteran was cancelled from speaking to a group of young soldiers at Fort Riley, about the importance of faith to a soldier, risking their live.
Faith in God, through the dictates of the Bible, has long been held in high esteem, regarding victories in war this nation has seen over the centuries. Three Star General William Boykin is no different in the faith of his forefathers, and understands the necessity of having such a faith in the face of extreme situations involving war. A founding member of the Delta force he understands that the difference between victory and death might be as simple as one's faith in God, which might tip the scales in favor of victory.
Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an atheist, fought behind the scenes to have the prayer breakfast, in which the General was to speak, cancelled with no other invitations forthcoming. Again, the same old story of an atheist pushing his anti-God agenda and he gets his way. I have often wondered what it is about someone who is so adamant to prove that there is no God, if in his mind, there is no God.
In this case he was successful in not proving there was no God, but that the young soldiers would not hear about the God he believes doesn't exists. Mr. Weinstein is not so much afraid of diverse opinions, but is afraid of other's discovering the truth for themselves. In general, people are afraid of real diversity, because truth is not as diverse as they would like. It leaves no room for their own error, and fills a void with an unattractive feeling for themselves. God's thoughts are as right leaning as any thoughts, which is why they are not acceptable to those who want to push God from the world.
Then there are those who listened to Weinstein, within the military circles, who for some reason, made the cancellation of the General's speech possible, all in the name of freedom. Seems to be the rule in today's climate, that in taking away one's creativity, freedom and diversity, it is usually done under the auspices of creativity, freedom and diversity.
Weinstein's organization is not about freedom of religion, but an advocacy group to keep all people free from religion, except religions that they deem worthwhile, i.e., the religion of hatred and atheism. Though the climate is getting hotter against the Lord, I feel confident that the soldier/leader General William Boykin is ready for any fights that might come his way.