(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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                       MILITARY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

  (Mr. FLEMING asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. FLEMING. Mr. Speaker, an enemy of religious freedom who has a 
hotline to the Pentagon is at it again. Mikey Weinstein is still 
fighting to prevent our military personnel from expressing their 
religious beliefs.
  Last week, in a rant, Weinstein referred to Christians as bigoted 
slimeballs, homophobes, Islamophobes, and carpetbaggers for Christ who 
spout twisted Christian-jihad poison and who committed spiritual rape 
and are faith-based racists.
  The First Amendment protects Weinstein's right to such words of 
hatred against Christians. Unfortunately, he has high-level influence 
with the Pentagon, bragging that he made a threatening phone call and, 
within an hour, the Air Force rushed to remove a piece of artwork from 
a dining hall that referred to a Bible verse that said simply, 
``Blessed are the Peacekeepers.''
  I now officially and publicly call upon DOD to stop following 
Weinstein's anti-First Amendment orders and return him to the status of 
an ordinary citizen, where he belongs.