SC Air Force base removes Nativity scene due to complaints

There is no room for the “Baby Jesus” at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

According to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, a undisclosed number of airmen complained about a Nativity scene set up on the base, calling the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

The advocacy group is “an organization who relishes any opportunity to eradicate Christianity from the U.S. military,” Starnes offered.

The traditional Nativity included plastic statues of the Baby Jesus, along with Mary, Joseph and an assortment of animals.

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“It was very sectarian in nature and a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution as well as a blatant violation of Air Force Instruction 1-1, Section 2.11,” Paul Loebe wrote in a statement for the foundation.

Starnes said Loebe alerted Mikey Weinstein, president of Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Weinstein was appointed as a Pentagon consultant to develop new policies on religious tolerance.

“That led to an immediate investigation and more than two hours later, the Nativity had been removed,” Starnes reported.

Weinstein once wrote of Christians in The Huffington Post:

Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.

To give an indication of how much influence Weinstein has, the anti-Christian extremist called the Pentagon back in May and gave them one hour to have a piece of artwork removed from a dining hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho because it included the message of Matthew 5:9 — “Blessed are the peacemakers.”

The Air Force complied.

As for removing the Nativity, Hiram Sasser, the director of litigation for Liberty Institute, told Starnes the military’s actions were unconstitutional.

“This was private speech,” Sasser said. “The military can say no displays on a base but it cannot allow a display and then ban it simply because of its religious viewpoint.”

The public affairs office at Shaw AFB did not return three telephone calls and an email from Starnes seeking comment.

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  • waltkaiser

    so, we offend thousands so as not to offend a minuscule amount of grinch’s

    • Charles Sparrow

      The “thousands” r the ones who have been doing all the offending for way to long. It’s over with.

  • lovinspoonful

    Don’t they realize how ridiculo9us they are acting? Like a bunch of little kids who didn’t get their way at recess. Grow up and act mature.

    • rkz777

      Dangerous kids who hate with all their might and are capable of doing anything to get their way..

      • Charles Sparrow

        That’s right, dangerous. I hate religion and am doing all I can to wipe it off the face of the earth-I have a dream.

        • rkz777

          ass#@l>, you just haven’t walked up on the wrong person yet.

          • Charles Sparrow

            There is that true Christian spirit, poking it’s head out from behind the phony veil of pretend religious goodness it hides behind. Hopefully i’ll walk up on u sometime. Ur just the type I like to deal with. That’s just my cup of tea. I’m ya huckleberry. Say when.

    • Charles Sparrow

      It’s the Christian supremacists who r mad cuz they can’t have it all their way any more.

  • cuzinlukey

    You wantbto be offended, bring this stuff to my house! I shall offend you along with the horse you came here astride. Bring it! Mudslim pig eaters.

  • Judy Evans

    An “undisclosed number” complained about the Nativity scene? Probably one phone call to Weinstein, a Jew who does not believe in Jesus. Interesting. In fact, Mikey Weinstein is an interesting choice for this position. The Prez probably knew it would cause bad press to appoint a Muslim to this position, so he appoints a Jew, bound to oppose Christian beliefs, on which this country was founded. And CHRISTIANS got their basic belief system from Jews, but accepted that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, crucified and raised again on the 3rd day, ever living to make intercession for us.

    • Charles Sparrow

      Delusional bible babble.

  • Arlene Marcum

    HOW VERY SAD…..HOW CAN THAT BE WRONG…..TURN YOUR HEAD INSTEAD OF TRYING TO STRIP US OF OUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS….THIS IS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT……LORD HELP US….I LIVED AT SHAW, AND I AM ASHAMED TO SAY IT….

    • Charles Sparrow

      We r ashamed of ur behavior and entitlement mentality too.

  • Charles Sparrow

    Like cats marking territory Christian supremacist urinate on gov. land and mark it as their own. When we say no the scream ” Ur attacking, persecuting, taking our religious liberties, rights , and freedoms”. Now they see, “It’s the F’ing they get, For the F’ing they gave”. How does it feel now to be on the receiving end? Better get used to it, there is much more to come.

  • Donna Dees

    Sad to know our air force is afraid of a bunch of hateful punks. Who’s going to protect us from the real evil if they can’t stand their ground against petulant bullies?