The Pentagon has hired a Jewish activist who has been outspoken in his opposition to “Conservative Christianity” to serve as a consultant and develop new policies on religious tolerance.

Mikey Weinstein - founder of the MRFF in this undated photo.Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has spoken out against a number of conservative Christian groups, calling them “Fundamentalist Christian Monsters.”

MRFF, which says its primary goal is to advocate for the separation of church and state, has said that most of its members are Christian. Weinstein, however, has decried what he calls “virulent religious oppression” coming from conservative groups, comparing them to “bigots” from the Deep South during the civil rights era.

“These days, when anyone attempts to bravely stand up against virulent religious oppression, these monstrosities cry out alligator tears in overflowing torrents and scream that it is, in fact, THEY who are the dispossessed, bereft and oppressed. C’mon, really, you pitiable unconstitutional carpetbaggers?” Weinstein wrote for The Huffington Post.

Weinstein has expressed disagreement especially with the conservative argument for traditional marriage, writing about pro-family groups: “The extremist, militant nature of these virulently homophobic organizations’ rhetorically-charged propaganda.”

Some of the conservative groups Weinstein has targeted include Focus on the Family, the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, and the Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty.

He said that he agrees with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of these organizations as “hate groups.”