On Friday’s radio broadcast, End Times radio host Rick Wiles interviewed Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) to discuss Fleming’s letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel raising concerns about reports that Pentagon officials had met with Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
It was more than a little ironic to listen to Wiles and Fleming voice their collective disbelief that anyone from the government would dare to meet with someone who had said derogatory things about those with whom they disagree:
Wiles: Congressman Fleming is on the telephone. Congressman, glad to have you on the program.
Fleming: Hey Rick, great to talk with you again.
Wiles: I appreciate you being in the forefront of questioning Defense Chief Hagel on his Mikey Weinstein matter. Has Secretary Hagel responded to your letter yet?
Fleming: We have no heard back from Secretary Hagel and I think that’s most unfortunate again because Mikey Weinstein is somebody whose organization name, religious freedom, is an oxymoron for what it really is, which is religious non-freedom. And so it’s very disconcerting to know that a guy with this kind of past, someone who openly hate Christians, who calls Christians the Taliban and al Qaeda and talks about Christians committing spiritual rape and many other derogatory things; it’s very problematic for someone to get high-level meetings with the Adjutant General of the Air Force and other high-level officers.
Wiles: You know, Congressman, I’m a pastor and I would never use that kind of language in referring to people who have other religious beliefs serving in the military, I just think that kind of language is over the top so I can’t understand why the Pentagon would be meeting with somebody talking like this.
Fleming: That is a very, very important question because that really smacks of bigotry.
Allow us to point out that Wiles, who says he would never use over the top language, has asserted that President Obama is “evil,” demon-possessed” and a “devil from Hell” while warning that President Obama’s policies will lead to genocide against Christians and declaring that “Barack Obama has spiritually sodomized the nation.”
So just let it sink in that Rep. Fleming spent twenty minutes talking to Wiles about how outrageous it is that high-level government officials would ever talk with someone who has said “derogatory things.”