Bless Them That Curse You

During a tough and lonely time in my life I had an especially good week. People were nicer, things were going well, it was as if the universe decided to send a ray of sunshine my way. I found out that a witch had been sending me hate rays. He took offense at something I said about the cigarette tax.

My theory is that since I had done him no wrong the hate rays bounced off me and back on him, clearing away my Karmic cloud for a few days and allowing some good luck to come my way.

Jesus said, ‘Bless them that curse you.’ not only magically effective, but smart politics as well.

But I can understand why Mikey Weinstein is tired of being prayed against. The witch who got mad at me had a way of backing up his malice with his fists, and I was quite concerned with what he might do in the material world.

A former military lawyer who served in the Reagan White House is suing a Dallas-based religious group for allegedly inciting harm upon him through prayers, The Dallas Morning News reports.

The newspaper says the suit could test the limits of free speech and prayer.

Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said he wants Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former U.S. Navy chaplain, to “stop asking Jesus to plunder my fields … seize my assets, kill me and my family then wipe away our descendants for 10 generations.”

The suit also asks the court to stop the defendants – Klingenschmitt and Jim Ammerman, the founders of the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches – from “encouraging, soliciting, directing, abetting or attempting to induce others to engage in similar conduct.”

Weinstein, who is Jewish, said his family has received death threats, had a swastika daubed on their home, and feces thrown at the house. He said the harassment started several years ago when he began protesting Christian proselytizing at his alma mater, the Air Force Academy.

Weinstein’s attorney, Randal Mathis, said their biggest concern is that Klingenschmitt’s audience includes a “certain number of unstable people” who might act in the name of God.

‘Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?’ the King was asking a rhetorical question. But some literal-minded courtiers ran off and assassinated Thomas Becket. It was an early example of hate-speech fueling violence.

It’s not like God is a big dog that ministers can sic on people they hate. God isn’t their hit man either. It’s the unhinged member of the flock who is the worry. And when one of them acts out the church stands behind him. Far, far behind, claiming they hardly knew him and they abhor violence don’t you know.

Great minds think alike. Jesus General suggests that Gordon Klingenschmitt get Orly Taitz to represent him in court. The General also suggests that Klingenschmitt get his dental care from Ms. Taitz. She’s a woman of many talents. But don’t go to her website. It’s said to have viruses. I’m sure her dental office is up to OSHA standards.

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