StudioTulsa
4:23 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Mikey Weinstein Is Fighting, Forcefully and Tirelessly, for Military Religious Freedom in America

On this edition of ST, we present a conversation with the equally vociferous, aggressive, and relentless Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, founder and president of the nonprofit Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which is (per its website) "dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment." In the fall of 2011, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State presented Weinstein with their first-ever Person of the Year Award. Weinstein, a 1977 Honor Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is a registered Republican who's held many positions over the years in corporate America as a senior executive and/or attorney; he spent three years in the Reagan White House as a legal counsel. He'll also be speaking in Tulsa soon; at 2pm on Saturday the 21st, Weinstein will be the keynote speaker for the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance's 2013 Russell Bennett Award Presentation at the All Souls Unitarian Church (near 30th and Peoria). Weinstein's address is entitled "A Dire National Security Threat: The Destruction of the Wall Separating Church and State in the U.S. Armed Forces." (You'll learn more about this upcoming Tulsa Interfaith Alliance event here.)

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