Military Atheist Organization Wants to Imprison Air Force Commander For his Christian Faith

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a formal complaint against Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, who is a Christian, and is the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.


The MRFF lodged a complaint against the Brig. General because of his personal website. The Christian Brig. General post’s links to articles, Christmas videos, and Scriptures to his website called; Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States.

The complainant argues that the website, which is personally owned by the Brig. General not publicly owned, is in violation of the Air Force and Defense Department rules.

A brief description on the website about Brig. Gen. Teichert reads; “John is an active duty Brigadier General who has served in the United States Air Force since 1994, and who was saved by grace through faith in Christ in 2004. He has commanded at the wing, group, and squadron levels, and is currently serving as Air Force commander. The Lord has blessed his career while burdening his heart with the need for our nation to return to its Christian foundation. He serves alongside his amazing wife of 20 years and their three incredible children. It is their desire to fully invest their lives to maximize their impact on people and on our nation for the Lord.”

On Monday the MRFF released a press statement to news outlets which said that Teichert ” should be doing time behind prison bars, not commanding a wing wearing general’s stars.”

Furthermore, the organization also branded Teichert as “a fundamentalist Christian tyrant and religious extremist predator,” while claiming that they have received forty-one complaints against him during his time at Edwards Air Force Base.

Teichert’s biography, which is available on his website, includes some of his credentials and that he is a highly decorated and experienced individual. In fact, the Brig. Gen. “commanded the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews, responsible for the security, personnel, contracting, finance, medical and infrastructure support for five wings, three headquarters, and over 80 tenant organizations, as well as 60,000 Airmen and families in the National Capital Region and around the world.”

Furthermore, his many decorations include; the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Aerial Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters.

However, in the complaint lodged by the MRFF, it would appear as though that the organization is attempting to remove the ability of the Brig. General to display his success and his faith simultaneously.

See the complaint here.