Friday, August 08, 2008

ABOUT MIKEY WEINSTEIN:
Mikey Weinstein is the undisputed leader of the national movement to restore the obliterated wall separating church and state in the most technologically lethal organization ever created by humankind; the United States armed forces. Mikey's family has a long and distinguished U.S. military history spanning three consecutive generations of military academy graduates and over 130 years of combined active duty military service in every major combat engagement our country has been in from World War I to the current Global War on Terror.

Mikey is a 1977 Honor Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Mikey has been married for 31 years to his wife, Bonnie. He is the proud parent of two sons and one daughter. His oldest son and daughter-in-law are 2004 Graduates, and Mikey's youngest son recently graduated in the Class of 2007 from the Air Force Academy and is the sixth member of Mikey's family to attend the Academy. His father is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Mikey spent 10 years in the Air force as a "JAG" or military attorney serving as both a Federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.

A registered Republican, he also spent over three years in the West Wing of the Reagan Administration as legal counsel in the White House. In his final position there, Mikey was named the Committee Management Officer of the much-publicized Iran-Contra Investigation in his capacity as Assistant General Counsel of The White House Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mikey has held numerous positions in corporate America as a senior executive businessman and attorney.

After stints at prominent law firms in both New York City and Washington D.C., he served as the first General Counsel to Texas billionaire and two-time Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot and Perot Systems Corporation and left Mr. Perot's employ in 2006 to focus his fulltime attention on the nonprofit foundation he founded to directly battle the evangelical, fundamentalist religious right; The Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Mikey has appeared innumerable times on all of the major cable and terrestrial TV news networks and is a frequent guest on national radio networks as well.? His constitutional activism has been covered and profiled extensively in the print media including the Associated Press, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, the Denver Post, The Guardian and many other national and international newspapers and periodicals including Time magazine.
St. Martins Press in New York released Mikey's book, "With God On Our Side: One Man's War Against an Evangelical Coup in America's Military" in October 2006. The paperback version was released in February 2008 with the Forward being written by Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV. The book is an expose on the systemic problem of religious intolerance throughout the United States armed forces. Mikey recently made his international film debut in the Hollywood adaptation of James Carroll's New York Times best selling book detailing the 2,000 year bloody history between the Church and the Jews, entitled "Constantine's Sword", and directed by Oscar nominee Oren Jacoby.

Mikey was just named one of the 50 most influential Jews in America by the Forward, one of the nation's preeminent Jewish publications. He also has received nomination for the JFK's Profile in Courage Award and received the Buzzflash Wings of Justice Award.

Reviled by the fundamentalist Christian right, Mikey has been given many names by his evangelical enemies including Satan, Satan's lawyer, the Antichrist, That Godless, Secular Leftist, The Antagonizer of All Christians, The Most Dangerous Man in America and, most recently and perhaps most colorfully, The Field General of the Godless Armies of Satan.

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