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Group condemns ‘soldier Santa’ holding ‘God bless America’ signal at Military base

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A blow-up Santa Claus on an Army base is deflating vacation cheer for selling Christianity, an activist group complains.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) founder and president, Mikey Weinstein, condemns the show within the commissary at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Va.

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“I am unable to make this sh-t up,” Weinstein advised Crooks and Liars this week, declaring the Santa is carrying a army uniform that claims “Christmas Drive,” is subsequent to an indication that claims “God bless America,” and one factor he says you may’t see within the photograph.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained about this display on a military base for promoting Christianity.

The Army Spiritual Freedom Basis complained about this show on a army base for selling Christianity.
(Army Spiritual Freedom Basis)

“Virtually all of the complainants—just like the lead one which got here to us on this— have been by necessary conditions the place they have been pressured to interact in blessing for Jesus Christ,” he added. “It’s all the time one religion, all the time it is Christianity.”

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First Liberty Institute lawyer and director of army affairs, Mike Berry, advised Fox Information Weinstein’s criticism is only a bunch of sizzling air.

“It seems Mikey Weinstein thinks an inflatable Santa Clause is an precise army officer who speaks for the federal government,” Berry stated. “Even when that have been true, service members are permitted to say ‘God Bless America,’ simply because the Commander-in-Chief does on a routine foundation.”

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MRFF claims an Military officer, who served in Afghanistan, despatched them an electronic mail complaining in regards to the show.

“This picture of Santa in a army uniform with the phrases ‘God Bless America’ suggest that the army is a Christian non secular group, which is fake and degrading to all troopers,” the officer wrote. “Though I used to be raised a Christian, was baptized, and underwent affirmation at a Methodist church, I used to be disgusted to see this nonsecular picture on the commissary.”



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