Things get heated when GOP rep. grills atheist activist who calls Christians ‘monsters’

The founder of an anti-religious military group who calls Christians “monsters” had his own words thrown back at him during a House subcommittee hearing this week as a Virginia Republican brought up inflammatory newspaper quotes and demand to know if he stood by them.

After trying to change the subject and stall for time, Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Michael Weinstein had to admit he did.

And they are ugly.

Check out this confrontation between Weinstein and U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., during a meeting Wednesday of the House Armed Committees Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

“In a Washington Post article on July 16, 2006 they attributed a quote to you that said: ‘We’ve created this foundation to be a weapon. We going to lie down a withering field of fire and leave sucking chest wounds,” Forbes asked. “Was that an accurate quote?”

It went downhill from there.

Weinstein has a long history of tangling with military facilities over religious freedom — generally he’s trying to restrict it for everyone who believes in God, especially at his alma mater, the United States Air Force Academy.

It’s nice to see him getting called to account.

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