Scott Horton Interviews Mikey Weinstein
Mikey Weinstein, author of With God on Our Side: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military, discusses the “fundamentalist Christian parachurch military corporate proselytizing complex” that Eisenhower never warned about, the “American Taliban” Christian dominionists within the military who want to replace the Constitution with religious edicts, the danger of a military indoctrinated in end-times theology and equipped with a vast arsenal of nuclear weapons and why Armageddon is not a viable exit strategy for Afghanistan.
MP3 here. (20:32)
Mikey Weinstein is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. He was described by Harper’s magazine as the constitutional conscience of the U.S. military, a man determined to force accountability. Mikey’s family has a long and distinguished U.S. military history spanning three consecutive generations of military academy graduates and over 130 years of combined active duty military service in every major combat engagement our country has been in from World War I to the current Global War on Terror.
Mikey is a 1977 Honor Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Mikey has been married for over 32 years to his wife, Bonnie. He is the proud parent of two sons and one daughter. His oldest son and daughter-in-law are 2004 Graduates, and Mikey’s youngest son graduated in the Class of 2007 from the Air Force Academy and is the sixth member of Mikey’s family to attend the Academy. His father is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Mikey spent 10 years in the Air force as a “JAG” or military attorney serving as both a Federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.