MRFF Responds to Travis Air Force Base’s Refusal to Relocate Unconstitutional Religious Displays

MRFF, via international law firm Jones Day, addresses refusal to relocate Nativity scene and Menorah to chapel grounds; Demands made for Travis to come clean on constitutionality of actions and avoidance of discussing the issue.

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    3 Comments

    1. dwightfontenot

      Can someone give more details in regards to the legal finding by the AF JAG’s ruling on determining that the ‘display did not violate the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution’? How can this NOT violate the 1st amendment, which clearly states that the amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion. Is it because it’s not a ‘law’ and it’s considered a freedom of speech? P

    2. Jim Smith

      Has MRFF actually read the entire 1st Amendment? Does the phrase “or…prohibiting the free exercise thereof” mean anything to you people?

      Congress has never “established” a religion as our national religion. England did that several centuries ago, which the early English pilgrims to America had fled due to persecution (the Protestant Orangemen and Catholics still have a testy relationship to this day). Since the Travis AFB display includes at least two faiths plus non-faith related displays, there is no preference being shown as a de factco “establishment” of religion.

      The MRFF is a joke, and should press on with more pressing issues rather than shilling for another religion: Athiesm.

      re•li•gion: the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.

      Athiests have a clear, negative set of beliefs and their practices tend to revolve around frivolous lawsuits that attempt to squelch the Constitutional First Amendment rights I have sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

    3. Dot

      Specific to the Nativity display: What is Christmas? Do you people have any answer to that question? Try Wikipedia: Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, literally “CHRIST’s mass”) is an annual commemoration of the birth of JESUS CHRIST, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world. If folks don’t want to celebrate Christmas, that’s all well and good, BUT the Nativity display is the reason Christmas is celebrated in the first place. No one is forcing anyone to do do anything, as the secular Christmas celebration is well established. As in Jim Smith’s comment above, the constitution prohibits the establishment of a state religion and ensures the free exercise of one’s religion.

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