Contact: Kelly O'Connell, 575-496-6359, [email protected]; Chaplain Klingenschmitt, PhD, 719-360-5132, [email protected]
ALBUQUERQUE, Dec. 3, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The former Navy Chaplain who took a stand to pray "in Jesus' name" (and was later vindicated by Congress) filed a breaking news defamation lawsuit against the militant anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein, who got served yesterday. Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, just filed the new legal complaint in New Mexico State Court, citing multiple counts of defamation and malicious abuse of the legal process by Weinstein and his openly anti-Christian organization the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Inc.
The legal complaint, posted here, alleges how Weinstein lied and repeatedly made false statements about Dr. Klingenschmitt, blaming his 2009 prayers to God for somehow causing unidentified others to commit alleged acts of vandalism in 2006, 2007, or 2008. In newspapers, in court, and on a national radio show, Weinstein blamed the Chaplain's 2009 prayers for causing earlier vandalism, including having "the windows shot out of our house, we've had beer bottles and feces hurled at the house, we've had animals slaughtered and put on the front door, we've had um, swastikas and crucifixes marked on the house, they've been on our roof, they've been in our driveway." But under oath Weinstein apparently admitted the opposite, since all these alleged events happened in 2006, 2007, or 2008, and therefore could not have been caused by the Chaplain in 2009 as Weinstein falsely claimed.
"Unless he believes in time travel, Weinstein knew he was lying about me, and he did so repeatedly," said the Chaplain. Over 3,000 web-sites have repeated Weinstein's defamatory words by falsely associating the Chaplain with animal carcasses. This obsession to harm the Chaplain began in 2006, and Weinstein has blogged against the Chaplain about 87 times on his web-site.
In 2009, Weinstein even filed a baseless lawsuit against the Chaplain that was later dismissed for lack of causation by a Texas Judge. "By lying in court about a timeline of causation he knew to be false, we believe Weinstein has maliciously abused the legal process," said the Chaplain's attorney Kelly O'Connell. Weinstein and MRFF have filed and lost up to five baseless lawsuits against the military or against Christian freedom of speech in recent years, legal abuse that may also violate New Mexico law.
Weinstein declared his MRFF organization is at war in a "death fight" against 12.6 percent of the American public or 38 million Christians. He once threatened violence against the Chaplain, saying he wished "to beat the **** out of him … in an alley behind a Safeway," confirmed the Dallas Morning News. Many similar quotes by Weinstein against other Christians are listed here. Tired of being stalked and threatened with beatings and bombings, the Chaplain has had enough.
"We're taking donations for our 'Sue Mikey Weinstein Fund' at my non-profit ministry web-site," said the Chaplain. "I'm confident many military members and my fellow Air Force Academy graduates are fed up with Weinstein's actions. By lying in court, lying to the press, and lying on a national radio program, I believe Mikey has violated the cadet honor code of the Academy. I invite former cadets and other service-members to show their displeasure by supporting this legal action that will end Weinstein's trail of dishonor to our military."
For interviews, contact attorney Kelly O'Connell at 575-496-6359, [email protected], or Dr. Klingenschmitt at 719-360-5132, [email protected]. Christians please donate at prayinjesusname.org.