MRFF Year End Appeal 2011




URGENT: WITH ONLY ABOUT 48 HOURS LEFT, YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED

The clock is ticking fast towards the December 31st,
2011 tax deadline — now is the time to make your
fully tax-deductible donation
to our vital cause!

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Your fully tax-deductible donation before
the December 31st, 2011 tax deadline will
ensure that we can continue our crucial work
through the end of this winter season



Book and a Brick

Donation Thank-You Gift Program

With your donation of $120 or more
at the special link below, you will receive:

  • A pre-order for a signed first-edition copy of MRFF President and Founder Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein’s upcoming book, No Snowflake in an Avalanche. Pre-ordered books will begin shipping on or around February 1st, 2012
  • A custom commemorative brick placed on MRFF’s
    "Help Build The Wall" virtual wall separating church and
    state in the U.S. military

Click Here to Make Your
"Book and a Brick" Donation


Valued MRFF Supporters,

Since its inception in 2005, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has been battling a growing trend of religious extremism, whose fundamentalist Christian militancy is engrained with a virulent hostility to the core democratic rights afforded to all Americans – especially our servicemembers. MRFF has been combating nothing less than the relentless stripping-away of the very freedoms that these brave men and women have pledged to defend and secure at all costs. Despite our years of service, the systemic and well-funded assault against our servicemembers’ civil rights continues to attain ‘biblical’ proportions. Please do your part to help our servicemen and women with your fully tax-deductible donation before the year ends.

While our opponents vociferously deny the existence of this entrenched culture of fundamentalist extremism within the U.S. military, the facts testify to an altogether different reality. With over 25,000 victim-clients having reached out to MRFF as a direct result of this deplorable environment, your support has enabled us to stand firm as a stable and trusted resource for those with no other recourse.

Please click here for a full list of the concrete achievements that MRFF has fought for – and won – in 2011 alone. We are extremely proud to announce that MRFF has just been nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, making this the third year in a row we have received a nomination.

In a world gripped by economic crises, our opportunistic foes, backed by wealthy donors as well as tithes collected weekly in tens of thousands of fundamentalist Christian collection plates across the nation, are tremendously emboldened by the expectation that they’ll escape accountability and the scrutiny of the American people. Our ongoing leadership in this important cause is simply not possible without your support. Waging this war with a minimal staff, our commitment to this struggle means that we never turn away those who need our help. We focus your generous donations into ever-growing efforts in direct proportion to the dictatorial, Taliban-esque ambitions of our opponents. Make your year-end fully tax-deductible donation today. Help us ensure that the crumbling wall separating church and state in the United States military doesn’t come crashing down on our heads.

Your Eternal Ally,

Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein
Founder & President
Military Religious Freedom Foundation

A SELECTION OF MRFF’S
2011 ACHIEVEMENTS
(PDF)


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Here is just one example of how your
support has been put into action by the Foundation:

MRFF FEATURED BY
HUFFINGTON POST

Mikey Weinstein, a Traitor
in the War on Christmas

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

by Chris Rodda, MRFF Senior Research Director

Selected Article Excerpts

  • For the second year, MRFF has partnered with the students of Kean University’s Be the Change to send toys to kids in the Gulf whose families have not yet recovered from the BP oil spill, with the students collecting the toys (828 of them this year) and MRFF handling the shipping.
  • MRFF’s involvement with Be the Change’s Toys for the Gulf project began last year, when I happened to be on the phone with my boss, Mikey Weinstein, just as I was trying to figure out a way to pay for getting the hundreds of toys collected by the students from New Jersey to Mississippi in time for Christmas. Mikey’s immediate response to me explaining our shipping dilemma was that the toys had to get there, whatever it took, and that MRFF would make it happen.
  • This year, it was Mikey who asked me if we were doing it again, telling me he wanted to help if we were. And so, once again, MRFF, while being relentlessly bashed by the likes of the ACLJ and FOX News as a bunch of Christmas-hating atheists, helped send toys to hundreds of kids whose families couldn’t afford much for Christmas. Yes, folks, Mikey Weinstein is a traitor in the war on Christmas!
  • In reality, of course, MRFF is not an atheist organization. We are a religious freedom organization, with clients, staff, and volunteers of all religions as well as no religion, with the overwhelming majority being Christian, both Protestant and Catholic. So, while we pushed for the religious holiday displays at Travis Air Force Base to be moved two blocks from a main intersection to the chapel grounds, and, when that didn’t happen, supported the base’s atheist community being able to put up a display alongside the religious displays, we equally supported a Christmas toy project benefiting a community where there are many struggling veterans, as well as some of MRFF’s Christian clients. To us at MRFF, that’s what religious freedom is all about.

Click here to read this
article at Huffington Post


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MRFF’s Inbox

At MRFF, we receive an enormous amount of email
both from our supporters and our detractors, as well
as service members who have faced unconscionable incidents of religious bigotry.
"MRFF’s Inbox" allows us to share these emails with you.

Note of Encouragement and Thanks

Selected Excerpts:

Mikey,

I thought it appropriate to send you a note of encouragement and thanks. I have watched your efforts over the past several years and marvel at some of the disgusting notes and threats you receive because you have chosen to help others fight against religious injustice, whether perceived or real doesn’t matter. One of the ideals our nation was founded upon is equality among all and our military is a national instrument that is supposed to defend that ideal…

Some might find the efforts of the MRFF as counter Christian – but that is only because of their ignorance and inability to see through any other lens than their own…which appears to have the aperture of a pin hole in a lot of cases. I am a devout Christian and although I might not agree with some of the beliefs and practices of other religions, I do believe in an individual’s right to choose what religion they want to be and who they want to worship or not worship. This is about everyone’s freedom….

(continued, see link below)

Click to read letter

Click here to read many more emails MRFF
has received in the "MRFF’s Inbox" archive


MRFF Nominated for
2012 Nobel Peace Prize:

MRFF has been nominated for the fourth time for the prestigious award, marking three consecutive years of Nobel Peace Prize nominations. The Foundation was nominated by one of the founding members of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning
humanitarian organization.

Click here to read more

MRFF’s Mikey Weinstein
Receives Honor:

2011 Americans United
"Person of the Year" Award

Mikey Weinstein named First-Ever Recipient of
Americans United Person of the Year Award


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    2 Comments

    1. George Griffiths

      As a member of the Armed Forces for 22+ years I would suggest you people GET A LIFE! and leave our military alone. You are repugnant! Merry Christmas!

    2. Jeff Kamen

      Merry Christmas and Happy Hanuka to George Griffiths (earlier posted comment) and all who have placed their bodies and brains on the line to defend our country. I fear that George does not understand the Bill of Rights and how every time a controversial issue is raised in public it actually strengthens our nation. Every time a cop or a soldier stands up to protect the rights of an unpopular movement or leader, that officer is truly standing up for America. So it is that every time Mikey and his crew MRF standup, they are being heroes for the rest of us. Every time one of us insists that one brand of faith must take precedence in the eyes of the Government over all other brands, that person’s insistence becomes dangerous to the comity that makes possible days and nights with passionate discourse absent violence. And George, please, none of us is, “repugnant.” PLEASE save such powerful denunciations for those who would have us killing ourselves–in the Name of God.

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