Military Religious Freedom Foundation http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org Protecting the Constitutional Guarantee of Separation of Church and State in the United States Military Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:13:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Disgusting http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/disgusting-3/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/disgusting-3/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:59:19 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23285 Miller,

 

How pathetic and disgusting you and your companies views are with respect to the free and brave serviceman who spoke the truth about his faith! They are vile to all Red Blooded Americans that know and still thank GOD that our country was formed around these principles. There are many places in this world you and your underlings can go to and the vermin like you and yours will fit in perfectly. Get a life and go elsewhere sooner, than later.  GOD BLESS YOU NOW AND FOREVER, as you will likely need all the help you can get! Have a nice day!

(name withheld)


 

Dear (name withheld),

Your rather rude message was passed along to me. I didn’t enjoy reading it and hope you’ll give some thought to what you’ve said here.

No one here has any objection to a “free and brave serviceman” speaking about his faith. That’s his right. What’s not his right is to do so in uniform at an event with a political, not a religious, agenda.

Said agenda became evident to the degree that people, including one of the original sponsors, walked out. Did Major General Olson?

There are things like laws and regulations, Tom. And it might serve you to know about them and how they apply to situations like this before you start blowing off at people you don’t know and clearly don’t understand.

We’ll keep on doing our best to protect the Constitution and the country you claim to be so proud of; you might consider doing your part by learning to understand what you’re talking about before you begin to blow.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

Still pandering to the feckless mickey? Enjoy your bliss as all the other ignorant people do! Your rather rude response is only a litmus paper for your companies’ quixotic dialogue and diatribe. Have a nice day and Happy Fourth of July!

(name withheld)


 

Hi (name withheld),

Your message, complete with a vain attempt to appear clever and articulate, arrived, proving only that you have an intimate personal awareness of “what the other ignorant people do.”

My day and my holiday will be quite enjoyable, thanks.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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Abandon the Hate Festering in Your Heart http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/abandon-the-hate-festering-in-your-heart/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/abandon-the-hate-festering-in-your-heart/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:56 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23283 I pray that someday soon that you find the love of God and abandon the hate festering I n your heart Mr. Weinstein.

(name withheld)


 

Hi  (name  withheld),

I suspect you think you mean well, so I’ll try to respond appropriately.

Mikey Weinstein is a good man who works hard to protect the freedom of religion of our servicewomen and men. He has no “hate festering in (his) heart” as you’ve somehow been led to believe is the case.

You are welcome to pray for him or anyone else, but please understand that the “love of God,” to which you seem to assume special access, bathes all of us, no matter what our belief system.

We see a great deal of ugly, condemnatory hate mail claiming to know that Mr. Weinstein and the rest of us associated with the MRFF are atheists, communists, Christian haters, satanists and any other gory, obscene thing some of these demented people can conjure up. Clearly their messages are far more offensive than is yours, but they all come from the same mistaken position, the same inappropriate judgment, as does yours.

If you truly care, there are things you can learn that might open your eyes a bit. All you have to do is ask and I or someone else from the organization will be happy to clarify things for you.

I wish you well.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

Dear (name withheld),

Hate is a strong word and we don’t hate anybody.

 

What we do fight against is an extreme form of Christianity better known as Evangelical Fundamental Dominionists who believe that they are the only true Christians.

 

US Army chaplain MAJ James Linzey, who, in a 1999 video, described mainstream Protestant churches as “demonic, dastardly creatures from the pit of hell “that should be “stomped out.”

 

This is the thinking in our military today all the way to the Pentagon – or as we call it the Pentacostalgon.

 

The majority of our military clients are mainline Christians who are being harassed; given poor performance ratings; their advancements are withheld; and sometimes they are drummed out of the military on trumped up charges.

 

These mainline Christians are told they are not the “right kind” of Christian or “not Christian enough” and are going to hell.

 

So, we fight for the rights of these Christians more than anybody else.

 

We are not an atheist organization nor are we anti-Christian. Mikey is Jewish (he prays 3 times a day to the same Father we do) and 75% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) which numbers 200, are Christians. In fact, 96% of our 42,000+ soldier clients are Christians.

 

There is no hate festering in Mikey’s heart but a deep concern that our military obey the Constitution, the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) and the Supreme Court rulings – especially the Lemon Test.

 

I pray that someday soon the Christians in the military will obey God’s word:

 

Romans 13:1-2

 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.  Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves…

 

Pastor Joan

MRFF Advisory Board Member


 

Hi (name withheld) –

Mikey Weinstein has shared your email with me, and asked if I would reply. He reads every email we receive at MRFF, but cannot reply to all due to the volume. Still, he believes that everyone who writes deserves a reply. So one way that I support the MRFF is with this sort of correspondence.  I’m also a lifelong, committed and active Christian; a USAF Academy graduate; and an Air Force veteran.
I can tell you, having gotten to know Mikey quite well, that he does not harbor hatred in his heart. Does he harbor concern and compassion for US military members? Yes. Righteous indignation at those who threaten the rights of those patriots? You bet. Anger at the impunity of some of our fellow Christians who seem to believe they have more rights than non-Christians? Absolutely.
Despite what you may have heard, MRFF is not anti-Christian. Not anti-religion. Not anti-God.
We are pro-Constitution. Specifically, we advocate on behalf of all members of US military, of all beliefs (including non-belief), to help ensure that all of them fully receive the right to religious freedom that our Constitution promises to all Americans.
So you see, our efforts are not based upon hate. Rather, I’d say they are about love. Love of country. Love of freedom. Love of the vision described in the U.S. Constitution. Love for US military members and their families.
Would that all Americans, especially those who wish to see a “Christian America”, would have the same amount of love and respect for the rights of those who don’t share their beliefs. Sadly, that is not the case and so the mission of the MRFF will continue.   Thanks for writing.
Peace,
Mike Challman

Christian, Veteran, MRFF supporter

 

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An Urgent Appeal from MRFF’s Foundation Voices http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/an-urgent-appeal-from-mrffs-foundation-voices/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/an-urgent-appeal-from-mrffs-foundation-voices/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:38:49 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23184 ]]> http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/an-urgent-appeal-from-mrffs-foundation-voices/feed/ 0 OFFICIAL TEA PARTY USA – Gay Activist Weinstein Calls for Removal of ‘Loser’ Christian Chaplains From Military http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/official-tea-party-usa-gay-activist-weinstein-calls-for-removal-of-loser-christian-chaplains-from-military/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/official-tea-party-usa-gay-activist-weinstein-calls-for-removal-of-loser-christian-chaplains-from-military/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:48:30 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23175 Click to read on Official Tea Party USA

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FEATURED INBOX POST – MRFF Achievements for Christian Clients? (with MRFF response) http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/mrff-achievements-on-behalf-of-clients/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/07/mrff-achievements-on-behalf-of-clients/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:46:13 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23169 Does your organization successfully achieve the goal of protecting military members’ constitutional right to freely exercise their Christian religion? Which achievements can it provide readers, convincing us that it is one of its goals?

(name withheld)


A response from Andy Kasehagen, MRFF Grants & Database Administrator

Dear (name withheld),

To better reply to your question, can you please define your subjective definition of ‘Christian’.

The reason I ask you for this very important clarification is that 70.6% of the U.S. population in 2014 identified themselves as Christian according to the Pew Research Center (http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/).  As such 225,143,400 people identify themselves as Christian based on U.S. Census Bureau estimate of 318.9 million total U.S. population in 2014.  Of this number, the Pew Research Center reports the following breakdown (translated into 2014 Census Bureau numbers):

Protestant                           46.5%       (148,288,500)

Catholic                                20.8%       (66,331,200)

Orthodox                             0.5%          (1,594,500)

Mormon                              1.6%          (5,102,400)

Jehovah’s Witness            0.8%          (2,551,200)

Other Christians                0.4%          (1,275,600)

Non-Christian Faiths        5.9%          (18,815,100)

Atheist/Agnostic/Other  23.5%       (74,941,500)

Please also consider this further breakdown of the just the top 15 Protestant denominations as report in 2013:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention:16.2 million members
    2. The United Methodist Church:7.8 million members
    3. The Church of God in Christ: 5.5 million members
    4. National Baptist Convention: 5.0 million members
    5. Evangelical Lutheran Church, U.S.A.: 4.5 million members
    6. National Baptist Convention of America: 3.5 million members
    7. Assemblies of God: 2.9 million members
    8. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): 2.8 million members
    9. African Methodist Episcopal Church: 2.5 million members
    10. National Missionary Baptist Convention of America: 2.5 million members
    11. The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS): 2.3 million members
    12. The Episcopal Church: 2.0 million members
    13. Churches of Christ: 1.6 million members
    14. Pentecostal Assemblies of the World: 1.5 million members
    15. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church: 1.4 million
    (source:  http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-15-largest-protestant-denominations-in-the-united-states-92731/#zu48AMEYeOC9B6GF.99)

As a Christian myself (Episcopalian in fact) who is all too familiar with the fact that many self-identified Christians view other self-identified Christians as ‘not Christian enough’, ‘not the right kind of Christian’, or ‘not Christian at all’; you can obviously see why I’m asking for your subjective definition what constitutes a Christian U.S. military member.

You should be aware that MRFF’s goal is to secure constitutional religious freedom protections for all faiths (and those of no religious faith) within the U.S. Military.  MRFF does this by working on behalf of its clients to ensure the U.S. military does not endorse/promote any particular faith tradition, or atheism, within its structure or operations.  MRFF does encourage the military to support the individual military members’ private expression and practice of faith, or lack thereof, free of proselytization or other unconstitutional influence from a constitutional secular government entity or those representing that government entity (i.e. The U.S. Military) That being said, the religious faith breakdown of the 40,000+ clients MRFF has assisted is 96% Christians, (mainly Protestants followed by Catholics including Roman and Eastern Orthodox) with the 4% balance of cases being brought on behalf of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs, as well as self-described Pagans of various sects, atheists, agnostics, and other free-thinkers.

MRFF’s list of achievements on behalf of all of these clients is available for your review at http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/achievements/.  In addition to this list of achievements since MRFF’s founding, the current MRFF annual report of client services that I maintain for our ongoing participation in the federal government CFC (Combine Federal Campaign) includes services to clients in 23 States and 5 Foreign Countries.

I look forward to your reply to my request for clarification so that I can more directly respond to your question.

Sincerely,

Andy Kasehagen, Grants & Database Administrator

Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)


Dear Mr. Kasehagen,

 As per your request to help you understand your subjective view of my objective understanding of word “Christian”, I hereby write you few words that I hope would have helped you come closer to my understanding of the word.

A Christian is a human being of any race, sexual orientation, belief, occupation, age, gender, national origin, religion, height, weight, size of body, social status, etc., who understands the ideas which Jesus the Nazarene taught his students in his last 3 years or so before his death by crucifixion and after his resurrection 3 days after the death. By this “Jesus the Nazarene,” I mean the human being whose characteristics are described in New Testament’s books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (translated to match the meaning of the majority of discovered manuscripts) and further explained in the rest of 27 New Testament books. Simply put, a Christian is a human being who understands and obeys the teachings of that Jesus.

On the contrary, a human being who does not understand and does not agree or obey those teachings is not a Christian, even if the person goes to a “Christian” church (including any one of Christian denominations you kindly listed), and even if the person professes to be a Christian.

I believe there are realities which operate and exist independent from any one’s and any group’s sincere beliefs, desires, preferences, and wishes. If the teachings of that Jesus express accurately this kind of realities, then a person is not a student of Jesus without understanding, agreeing with, and obeying His teachings, and the person is Christian only while she or he agrees with the teachings. Affiliation with a “Christian” denomination or calling herself/himself a Christian does not, by itself and necessarily, include what I mean by the word “Christian”.

Perhaps, being a Christian in my meaning of the word includes publicly expressing beliefs that match Jesus’s teachings? And perhaps, it also includes military Christian chaplains initiating conversations that introduce military members to Jesus’ teachings as a better alternative to other world views, when done without force or manipulation? Plus, a Christian holding to Jesus’ teaching that marriage is between man and woman, not homosexual, and that the end destination of homosexuality is the same place where Satan will live forever, instead of the place where it is much better to be at?

In my sense of the word Christian, is the following goal one of MRFF’s essential goals: To protect U.S. military members’ constitutional right to freely exercise their Christian religion, an exercise which includes that while they serve active duty in U.S. Armed Forces? For example, would MRFF ever defend and fight for the constitutional right of chaplains to exercise the following religious preferences that originate from Jesus’ teachings: To preach against homosexuality and to refuse to do the marriage ceremony for homosexuals?

Sincerely,

(withheld)


 

(withheld),

I greatly appreciate the clarification of your view of Christianity.  Before I respond to all of the questions you posed in this email, I want to make sure I fully comprehend your definition.  To accomplish this I’ll focus on your first example of being a Christian (although strangely posed as another question) for additional clarification.

“Perhaps, being a Christian in my meaning of the word includes publicly expressing beliefs that match Jesus’s teachings?” 

MRFF fully supports all military personnel in the public expression of their Christian beliefs as long as that expression is not done under the ‘color of authority’ or acting in an official capacity in any manner.  This includes participation in uniform in public prayer events such as the annual National Day of Prayer event or prayers tied to official mandatory military functions.  Participation in public prayer events out of uniform and while otherwise not acting as a representative of the U.S. Military is fully supported by MRFF.  MRFF takes this stand based on the U.S. Constitution rather than the teachings of Jesus.

That being said, and for the purpose of full clarity, I ask if by your definition of being a Christian that you do not agree with U.S. military members calling themselves Christian when they participate in public prayer events (in uniform or not) since they clearly go against Jesus’ specific teaching that:

When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.  But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.  So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him (Mathew Ch. 6, Verses 5-8).

Please let me know if I fully comprehend your personal definition of being a Christian as it pertains to your first example.

Sincerely,

Andy

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WND FAITH – Pentagon urged to boot chaplains who oppose ‘gay’ marriage http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/wnd-faith-pentagon-urged-to-boot-chaplains-who-oppose-gay-marriage/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/wnd-faith-pentagon-urged-to-boot-chaplains-who-oppose-gay-marriage/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:07:07 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23159 Click to read on WND Faith

Pentagon urged to boot chaplains who oppose ‘gay’ marriage ]]> http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/wnd-faith-pentagon-urged-to-boot-chaplains-who-oppose-gay-marriage/feed/ 0 FEATURED INBOX POSTING – Apology From Our Company Commander http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/apology-from-our-company-commander/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/apology-from-our-company-commander/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:40:07 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23154 MRFF and Attorney Mikey Weinstein,

Last Friday 26 June 15 our Company Commander started yet another official meeting off with having all of us on his staff bow our heads in prayer ending with “in the name of our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ”. Many of us on staff were angered by this.

After talking to Mikey last month about this I followed his advice and asked to speak to (Company Commander’s name and rank withheld) via his “open door policy.” I respectfully told him that what he was doing was not only offensive to many on his staff but also wrong. And I cited the provisions Mikey told me to cite. (Company Commander’s name and rank withheld) told me that he was very offended that I was offended by “a simple prayer acknowledging the Son of the Creator of the universe”. He got even madder at me and I wasn’t sure how to respond after he dismissed me from his office.

I called Mikey and Mikey called (Company Commander’s name and rank withheld)’s own commander. Mikey told me that he spoke to him for about 6 minutes registering my and my battle buddies complaints.

Today we had another official meeting called by (Company Commander’s name and rank withheld) and he apologized to me and the whole staff for requiring us to participate in the Christian prayers at his staff meetings. He said it won’t ever happen again. It is clear that he had been taken to task based on the call Mikey had with his own Commander.

And in case anyone wants to know I am a Methodist myself but I know wrong when I see it.

MRFF thank you for helping me and all of us in (Army combat unit designation withheld). If anything more happens out of all of this we know who to call.

(Active Duty U.S. Army NCO’s name, rank, MOS, combat unit and installation withheld)

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6/26/15 MIKEY’s OP-ED – MRFF Demands Ouster of All Homophobic Military Chaplains http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/62615-mikeys-op-ed-mrff-demands-ouster-of-all-homophobic-military-chaplains/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/62615-mikeys-op-ed-mrff-demands-ouster-of-all-homophobic-military-chaplains/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:09:16 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23145

However, as long as these faux “victimized” chaplains insist on accepting a government paycheck from us, the American taxpayers, while nurturing and maintaining the state of antagonism between their religion and the sexual/gender identities of servicemembers, then they don’t belong in the military. At this stage, the only honorable thing that these losers can do is to fold up their uniforms, turn in their papers, and get the hell out of the American military chaplaincy.

The clouds are parting and the sun is beginning to shine today, as great arching rainbows signal the looming departure of a long, violent storm. As anybody who has turned on the television or logged onto the net knows, today’s Supreme Court decision has cracked across America’s sky with the tremendous energy of a lightning bolt, lifting aspirations and opening vistas for the LGBTQ community.

Oh, but the ruling doesn’t simply apply to civilians alone – the Supreme Court decision will permit same-sex marriage not only in all 50 states in the union, but on ALL United States Military bases as well. For the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the only organization devoted solely to fighting the scourge of fundamentalist Christian extremism, the monumental importance of this occasion CANNOT be overstated enough. Indeed, our LGBTQ client base of over 900 servicemembers has been ecstatic, and I can scarcely write this opinion piece due to the fact that my phone is absolutely ringing off the hook with phone calls from exuberant servicemembers. Expect to hear wedding bells ring joyously across chapels as same-sex couples are joined in matrimony at military installations across the globe!

Of course, not all are celebrating the ruling. The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer (a big fan of yours truly) has unleashed a torrent of hilariously outraged tweets about “Satan dancing with delight” and how, “from a moral standpoint,” June 26 is equivalent to September 11, 2001.  One Texan preacher has even sunk to the hideously pathetic depths of threatening self-immolation in reaction to the marriage equality ruling. Glenn Beck is promising the martyrdom and self-sacrifice (sound familiar?) of tens of thousands of pastors. Even a solid contingent of right-wing African-American Christian clergy are having a field day displaying their abject shamelessness, pledging “to do the same thing we did for the civil rights movement,” – basically, to begin a campaign of civil disobedience signaling their anger at “the politicians and courts…. [taking] God out of this country.”

Imagine the grinding teeth and anguished moans emanating from the benighted quarters of Christian fundamentalism within the U.S. military! What will become of their once-ironclad dominance of fundamentalist Christian privilege within the Department of Defense? After all, this same Pentagon allows the notorious anti-gay bigot and charlatan “gay conversion therapy expert” Dr. Mike Rosebush to retain employment as a civilian leader at the United States Air Force Academy. The armed forces chaplaincy is deserving of additional scrutiny – witness the fact that bitterly hateful homophobic extremists like USAF Chaplain (Capt.) Sonny Hernandez, 445th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corps was named as “Officer of the Year” just this past April. Hernandez is just one of many chaplains who feel so threatened by equality that they will bitch and moan at every opportunity about an absolutely absurd and fictitious “hostile work environment for Christians” within the military.

These pernicious bigots must stop trying to claim “Christian Victimization” when, in point of fact, what they are seeing is “Christian Equalization”.

What truly troubles these cretinous sentinels of vile prejudice and hate-mongering bigotry is the fact that this ruling will go down historically as the watershed moment which may indeed shatter the spine of the Religious Right in the U.S. military, whose prior viselike grip over the chaplaincy has formed the key obstacle to social progress within the Armed Forces. Cry us a river!

Nobody is arguing that these losers don’t have a right to their religious beliefs – that right is sacrosanct, and is backed by the highest law of the land – the U.S. Constitution. However, as long as these faux “victimized” chaplains insist on accepting a government paycheck from us, the taxpayers, while nurturing and maintaining the state of antagonism between their religion and the sexual/gender identities of servicemembers, then they don’t belong in the military. At this stage, the only honorable thing that these losers can do is to fold up their uniforms, turn in their papers, and get the hell out of the American military chaplaincy. If they are unwilling or too cowardly to do so, then the Department of Defense must expeditiously cleanse itself of the intolerant filth that insists on lingering in the ranks of our armed forces.

The extreme religious right’s resistance to today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling reminds me of the almost identical opposition, also speciously based on bible-based religious grounds, which President Truman faced from within the U.S. military when issuing Executive Order No. 9981, Desegregating the Military on July 26, 1948.  Order 9981 stated “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin”. If it was wrong for military chaplains to protest Truman’s desegregation order in 1948 (and it obviously WAS), then it is just as equally wrong now for them to oppose gay marriage/rights in today’s military.

The struggle doesn’t end here. Illustrating the towering challenges to justice that lie ahead, the Supreme Court ruling that signaled the triumphant right to marriage equality comes on the heels of the tragic suicide of U.S. Air Force Veteran Jess Shipps, a 31-year old transgendered woman who was an active leader in SPARTA, a support and advocacy group for transgendered servicemembers. Her death was largely borne of the type of bigotry enshrined into Department of Defense regulations, specifically DoD Instruction 6130.03, which deems those undergoing gender-confirming treatment to be medically non-adaptable to military environments.

However, today we celebrate. Witness how the tide turns when those suffering from oppression persistently demand and fight for their rights, regardless of the hatred and animosity they face as a result of their unwillingness to tolerate the intolerable! Lady Liberty is truly beaming with PRIDE today.

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NBC NEWS – Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Extends to all U.S. Military Bases http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/nbc-news-same-sex-marriage-ruling-extends-to-all-u-s-military-bases/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/nbc-news-same-sex-marriage-ruling-extends-to-all-u-s-military-bases/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:10:45 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23139 Click to read on NBC News

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Extends to all U.S. Military Bases

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Flag Folds for Christ and Familys http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/flag-folds-for-christ-and-familys/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/06/flag-folds-for-christ-and-familys/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:57:56 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23130 You fucking jewfuck mickey WHINEstein. You don’t even know that our flag is folden then given to the familys of dead soldiers to help them know there sons are now with Jesus. Yes the very same Jesus who you mffr jewfucks crucified for few pieces of silver. How that work out for the jewish race?
You are cruel to be the jewfucks you all are. The Air Force is right to have these flags foldings to be about Jesus The Christ. Cause Jesus is for the familys.
Oh do you have it coming mickey. You been asking for it and Jesus will answer. We pray to Him you croak in pain and fear and you’re family gets no flag at all ever at your funeral.
When you get to hell with your jewskin on fire you can kiss the flag of satan your daddy. Hes a jewfuck just like you and the mffr.

(name withheld)


 

Hey (name withheld),

If this is a legitimate address, which I doubt, how are things at  (e mail address withheld)?

If you speak for them things can’t be going very well, as your ignorance of both the English language (though I’m sure you prefer to think of it as the American language) and the teachings of Jesus are on display here and can’t be hidden.

These antisemitic rants are all the same tired, ugly, stupid bleatings, so once again your ignorance is on parade with your lack of originality. What’s the matter, cat got your tongue?

Jesus the Christ, as you have the audacity to refer to him in the midst of this anti-Christian puking, must be weeping at the thought that you arrogate to yourself, your pitiful self, the right to pretend to speak on his behalf. It is you and the pretenders for whom you speak who should be bowing your heads in shame for dragging him down to your level.

Your anger, like most of your energy, is misdirected. I suggest you go to church and see if you can get some help.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

Hey Cheez Whiz,

 

What grade did you drop out of school? Or better still – did you even go to school?

 

Do you know how to use the ‘spell check & grammar’ option in your email? Or are you deliberately trying to sound illiterate?

 

Just in case you missed the made-up wordings by an anonymous Chaplain (yeah, right, they know who wrote it) contrary to the official Air Force reading, here’s fold number 11:

“The 11th fold, in the eyes of Hebrew citizens, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

 

The 11th fold of our American flag honors the JEWS!  How does that grab you?

 

No one here is going to hell including Mikey:

 

Romans 11:25-29

 

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

 

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

 

As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

 

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
You can’t speak for Jesus when you don’t even know what God said about the Jews being saved in the end.You wrote:

 

Oh do you have it coming mickey. You been asking for it and Jesus will answer.

 

Oh, do you have it coming!

 

Matthew 12:36-37

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

 

You will stand before Christ and give an accounting of this email!

 

James 1:26

“If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.”

 

Do you understand what this means? It means because of your wicked, evil thoughts put into words and sent in an email to Mikey, your religion is USELESS!

 

When YOU get to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, good luck explaining your words to Jesus – a JEW!!!

 

Pastor Joan

MRFF Advisory Board Member

 


 

 

Dear (name withheld),

Thank you for reaching out to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Unfortunately, Mr. Weinstein is unable to directly address every email he gets and has thus forwarded me your email.  Reading your very interesting–if somewhat nonsensical email, I get the sense that you have failed to grasp a few important details related to the issue you have written in about.
Here are the salient facts that you appear to have missed:
– The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is an organization whose sole purpose is to protect soldiers from the abuse of their right to practice the religion of their choice.
– The Air force is currently infringing on the rights of soldiers by including a Christian-specific flag-folding ceremony, but failing to offer the same support for soldiers of other faiths.
There is actually a solution to this problem that leaves your Christian Flag-folding ceremony intact and still conforms to the Constitution of the United States’s requirements set forth in Article 6 Paragraph 3: and that is to come up with a bunch of alternative flag-folding ceremonies to include soldiers of all faiths.  It would be sort of expensive and probably require the Air force to hire a choreographer, but still…
Okay, here’s my example of just one of these incredible new flag-folding ceremonies…If I were to die in combat, I would want Conan The Barbarian’s prayer to Crom to be the only spoken words at my flag ceremony–you know the one, where Arnold Schwarzenegger is all “Crom–I HAF NEVAH PRAYT TO YOU BEFOAH” ends with “AND IF YOU DO NOT LISTEN, DEN TO HELL WIT YOU”. If I’m honest, I sort of want to adopt that as my pre-meal prayer, bed-time prayer and see how often I can work it into casual conversation–which is much more difficult to do than with Conan’s answer to what is best in life.*
And in my ceremony, none of this rookie triangular folding crap.  I’d have a proper professional who works in housekeeping from one of those really fancy hotels in Hawaii make it into an origami swan, so my bereaved wife could put it on my pillow with an Andes mint.  Now THAT is spirituality my friend!
But I digress…
A flag-folding ceremony is an event meant to honor the sacrifice of the dead for the nation whose flag is being folded.  The flag is presented to the next of kin as a symbol of gratitude and respect to them for the sacrifice made by a loved-one. Attempting to blanket this ceremony in religious rhetoric cheapens the sacrifice of a human life first by refusing to acknowledge that it is a sacrifice by replacing it with the idea that the dead’s actions were some sort of reward-seeking behavior and second, by excluding individuals who don’t subscribe to whatever religious rhetoric is being used. Do you know what people actively seek to gain celestial rewards through their own deaths?  Suicide bombers.
Cordially,
Reverend CD
*to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the women
–Conan

 


Dear (name withheld),
I attempted to reply via your fake (as you well know) e-mail address, but naturally it bounced.  Judging by the absolutely incredible number of spelling & grammar errors in your ‘missive’ to Mikey, my guess is that you likely misspelled your own e-mail address among all you other spelling failures.  Not especially surprising… considering.

I’ve tried to figure out how to respond to an illiterate, anti-Semitic, bigoted, Christian supremacist (that’s you, by the way).  Choices include; responding in kind by letting the rage you generate within me explode onto the page in hopes it would singe your brain and leave it cleansed and perhaps open to logic.  But, since it’s likely you can’t read (judging by the fact you can’t really write) that’s a lost cause. Similarly, attempting to reply with a thoughtful, considerate, reasoned argument as to why you’re actually full of shit would fail for similar reasons.  Then I thought; Ya’know, there are so many grammar & syntax errors, misspellings, and what psychiatrists call ‘word salad’ (a symptom of psychotic thought processes, you might consider getting professional help for that) that the only rational explanation I could come up with is that the entire e-mail’s a put-up job… a hoax, since nobody could be that dumb & brain-dead and still breath without a respirator.  But, that’s also just too easy an out and actually minimizes the real threat zombies like you pose to humanity.

Ultimately I decided that you’re exactly what you appear to be; an idiot with massive inferiority issues (and well-deserved too!) who’s invested himself in a cult that offers him some means of escaping the awful reality of who he actually is, and what he will never be, but is too uneducable to waste more time than I have on.

So, with that parting thought, I trust that the next time you’re having a little ‘come to Jesus’ session in your pick-up truck with a bottle of Jack Daniels, you do come to Jesus… abruptly.

Have a great, but short, day.

Marshalldoc.

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