While Fox News proudly defends the First Amendment rights of persecuted Christians, they lambaste groups that defend those who believe that their First Amendment rights are being violated by those with a religious agenda. For Fox, these organizations are labeled as "atheist" groups, as that serves Fox's anti-atheist message.The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, headed by Mikey Weinstein, is frequently targeted by Fox News which describes it as an "atheist group." This is a lie. The MRFF is dedicated to "ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom" and serves a 96% Christian clientele. Recently, while engaging in yet another Fox attack on Weinstein, Megyn Kelly referred to the MRFF as an atheist group. "Truth detector" Kelly got caught in a lie and now has a legal letter addressing that inconvenient truth!
In April, Megyn Kelly hosted Dr. and Mrs. James Dobson who attacked Weinstein for his contention that uniformed service members should not be in attendance at the Dobson's National Day of Prayer service held in a federal building. In setting the stage for the Dobsons to smear Weinstein, Kelly reported that the National Day of Prayer "has come under attack by an atheist group." Dr. Dobson described Weinstein as a "professional atheist." Kelly used the term "atheist group" when she reported on Weinstein's complaint to the DOD. So the message was that Weinstein is an atheist and his group advocates for atheists. Weinstein's letter to Kelly says otherwise.
Weinstein, in speaking with Community Digital News, didn't mince words. He said that Kelly "is to professional journalism and professional journalism ethics what Clive Bundy and Donald Sterling are to race relations in this country." He noted that Fox's ongoing attempts to denigrate his character by accusing him of being an atheist have incited threats to him, his agency, and his family. Weinstein, who considers himself a Jewish agnostic and prays three times a day in Hebrew, countered the Fox "lie machine" by citing the demographics of those he serves.
His description of Megyn Kelly seems to contradict the image that she has of herself as somebody who is fair & balanced: "I think that Megyn Kelly is a pathetic and disgusting entity that continues to spew absolute and total lies." He described the Dobsons, who are also getting a legal letter, as disgraceful and wretched and hideous in what they do."
What more is there to say!