Fort Riley Cancels Prayer Breakfast Over Speaker’s Christian Faith!
Retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin was scheduled to speak at an upcoming prayer breakfast at Fort Riley in Kansas, but the forces of hatred and bigotry have managed to get the appearance canceled.
A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay.
Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Timesthat Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley…
I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with biblical views and a testimony of faith,” Boykin told me.
Boykin, an original member of Delta Force and an executive vice president of the Family Research Council, was scheduled to deliver remarks at a June 6th prayer breakfast. The event was set to be held in conjunction with the 1st Infantry Division’s Victory Week celebration.
The MRFF launched a protest on May 31 accusing the retired three-star general of being a “homophobic, Islamophobic, fundamentalist Christian extremist.”
From 2014-2015, I worked for the Family Research Council as an assistant to it’s president, Tony Perkins. I had the unbelievable joy/privilege of working alongside General Jerry Boykin, too.
The decision to cancel General Boykin’s appearance at a prayer breakfast was foolish and uncalled for. Please know this: General Boykin will not be intimidated or bullied! This cancellation will do nothing but “bow the neck” of a fearless warrior…committed to God and preserving his 1st Ammendment rights to worship his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I’m thankful for men like General Boykin! Please be in prayer for the General and his family.