Weinstein v Ammerman, Continued
January 6, 2010
God and Country Blog
Why, then, would Weinstein sue a Colorado resident in Texas? It is possible that, despite the fact he was the primary actor, Klingenschmitt isn’t the intended “target.” As Weinstein notes in the lawsuit (in statements quite irrelevant to the charge at hand), Weinstein’s MRFF has challenged the CFGC’s “right…to be an official “endorser” of Chaplains” in the US military. Thus, Klingenschmitt’s prayer may have simply provided a vehicle (albeit not a good one) with which to go after the CFGC.
those actions by [Weinstein] and the MRFF are what led to the Defendants to [sic] threaten [Weinstein’s] life and the lives of his loved ones.
“We wrote to Navy officials, arguing that Klingenschmitt was attempting to mislead people, as he is a former chaplain.I guess we got Klingenschmitt’s attention because he has now placed a disclaimer on this Web site admitting he’s no longer in the military. And…over the weekend he called on supporters to launch “imprecatory” prayers against AU Executive Director Barry W. Lynn and MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein. (italics original, underlining added)
“The reason? Lynn and Weinstein had chided Klingenschmitt for not identifying himself as a former, not current, naval chaplain on his Web site.
“A little prayer, [Weinstein] said, doesn’t bother him.They can keep doing it every hour of every day,” Weinstein said, “but it is hurtful, wrong, damaging, un-American, un-Jewish, un-Christian and, at the end of the day, un-human to be praying for harm and death.”)