Filmmaker Michael Moore continued his attacks against the movie "American Sniper" on his Twitter account
over the weekend, with a barrage of tweets that included his proposals for Sunday school classes that slammed the idea of using snipers in a war zone.
Moore, who has come under fire
after tweeting that his family was taught that "snipers were cowards," invoked Jesus in a series of tweets over the weekend, reports Mediaite
The tweets came just a few days after Moore clarified on Facebook that he was commenting on snipers in general, not the movie mega-hit that is drawing popular and critical applause.
His series of tweets included:
In addition to the Saturday night posts, Moore took to Facebook
on Sunday to place a lengthy post about how he actually supports the military, firing back at Fox News and at Sarah Palin, who at the Iowa Freedom Summit over the weekend posed for a photo with Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, who held up a sign that read, "F--- you Michael Moore."
Palin later told the Iowa audience that "what the poster said is what the rest of us are thinking."
But Moore, listing many ways conservatives are misinformed about him, said the media "can't or won't report" the many ways he supports the troops, "much more than the bloviators on Fox News."
Moore noted that when his own father died, he asked that donations be made to the Veterans for Peace organization, instead of flowers.
Further, Moore said he sits on the Advisory Board of the Pvt. Bradley (Chelsea) Manning Support Network, refuses to do business with vendors who will not give veterans jobs, and has given thousands of dollars to "help veterans and wounded warriors."
Moore also points out that "from the Dept. of Irony: I only hire Navy SEALS and ex-special forces for when I need security — such as this week, when so-called supporters of those SEALs want me harmed."
The filmmaker also notes in his Facebook post that he is showing "American Sniper" in the theater he helped restore and helps run in Manistee, Michigan, "not because I like it, but because, unlike the other side, I'm not a censor. I trust smart people and people of good heart will know what to do."
And regardless of a watcher's political stance, he said "you'll see that every character in Clint [Eastwood's] film comes out dead or permanently damaged. This ain't no John Wayne rah-rah pablum."
He also expressed pity for Eastwood, saying it's "sad to see him talking to an empty chair on a stage or making an Iraq movie that Rolling Stone
this week called, 'too dumb to bother criticizing.'"
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