Retired U.S. General Disinvited to Speak at Prayer Breakfast, But What’s The REAL Reason Why?
Revelations about the Obama administration’s widespread practice of misrepresenting, distorting, and lying in furtherance of its stated goal to “fundamentally transform” America are no longer a surprise, but when the U.S. Army begins to lie in order to appease a radical, anti-Christian organization, Americans take notice.
Officials at Ft. Riley Kansas disinvited a retired lieutenant general from a military prayer breakfast after a leftist activist organization, The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), threatened legal action to block his remarks at the celebration of the anniversary of the D-Day landing on Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (Ret.) who is also an ordained minister, was invited to the prayer breakfast at the base, but Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the MRFF told the Ft. Riley officials his group was prepared to take them to federal court to obtain an injunction if Boykin was not removed from the speakers’ list.
Boykin, who serves as the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, has been critical of Islam and his traditional, Bible-based beliefs about sexual morality issues are unpopular with secular groups like the MRFF, which have adopted a strategy of blocking free speech rather than openly debating opposing ideas.
The U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division caved into the pressure within 24 hours after the MRFF informed them of its intent to seek the injunction, rescheduling the event and dropping Boykin from the program.
Boykin only learned he had been disinvited when he was contacted for a comment by a newspaper; the Army had been dishonest with a retired lieutenant general instead of owning up to its decision to concede to the threats of anti-Christian radicals.
Weinstein’s group argued that Boykin’s Christians views are “fanatical” and would present a “threat to unit cohesion and morale.”
Boykin served as Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the George W. Bush administration, and has been sharply critical of Hillary Clinton’s private server set-up during her tenure as President Obama’s Secretary of State, which he says failed to protect intelligence sources and put their lives in danger.
“What Hillary Clinton has done… is punishable by jail time. I think ultimately she’s going be indicted. She has to be. This cannot stand.”