Military Religious Freedom Foundation http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org Protecting the Constitutional Guarantee of Separation of Church and State in the United States Military Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:27:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 8/26/15 COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT – Weinstein makes new demand of the Air Force Academy http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82615-colorado-springs-independent-weinstein-makes-new-demand-of-the-air-force-academy/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82615-colorado-springs-independent-weinstein-makes-new-demand-of-the-air-force-academy/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:27:26 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23710 Click to read on Colorado Springs Independent ]]> http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82615-colorado-springs-independent-weinstein-makes-new-demand-of-the-air-force-academy/feed/ 0 SLATE – A Lesbian Officer Maligned in Ted Cruz’s Religious Liberty Ad Tells Her Side of the Story http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/slate-a-lesbian-officer-maligned-in-ted-cruzs-religious-liberty-ad-tells-her-side-of-the-story/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/slate-a-lesbian-officer-maligned-in-ted-cruzs-religious-liberty-ad-tells-her-side-of-the-story/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:39:16 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23707 Click to read on Slate ]]> http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/slate-a-lesbian-officer-maligned-in-ted-cruzs-religious-liberty-ad-tells-her-side-of-the-story/feed/ 0 8/26/15 CHRIS RODDA’s OP-ED – Ranger Chaplain’s Endorsing Agency: Women in Combat ‘Contrary to Nature,’ ‘Biblical Duty of Man to Defend Woman’ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82615-chris-roddas-op-ed-ranger-chaplains-endorsing-agency-women-in-combat-contrary-to-nature-biblical-duty-of-man-to-defend-woman/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82615-chris-roddas-op-ed-ranger-chaplains-endorsing-agency-women-in-combat-contrary-to-nature-biblical-duty-of-man-to-defend-woman/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:23:19 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23702 Ever since the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” there has been a non-stop effort by Christian fundamentalists to undermine the effect of the repeal. Coalitions have been formed to futilely continue to fight this fight that they already lost, members of Congress have introduced legislation aimed at weakening the protections and equality granted to LGB service members by the repeal… [read more]

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CHRISTIAN EXAMINER – Atheist: Chaplain’s prayer at historic ceremony of women Army Rangers ‘defiant’ and ‘criminal’ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/christian-examiner-atheist-chaplains-prayer-at-historic-ceremony-of-women-army-rangers-defiant-and-criminal/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/christian-examiner-atheist-chaplains-prayer-at-historic-ceremony-of-women-army-rangers-defiant-and-criminal/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:34:01 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23696 MRFF NOTE: Mikey Weinstein is not an “atheist,” in fact he is an agnostic Jewish-American

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fuck you jew http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/fuck-you-jew/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/fuck-you-jew/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:31:11 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23692  Army Rangers will always have Jesus and visa virsa you jew asshole.

(name withheld)


Dear (name withheld),

… And they’re welcome to him, idiot. Just don’t push him on everybody else. Your antisemitic

imbecility is noted, by the way. Did it ever occur to you that Jesus was a Jew?

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

Dear(name withheld):
I am writing in response to your August 25, 2015 email to Mikey Weinstein.  I would have addressed you by your name, but you failed to include it in your email.  I don’t blame you – I would not want to sign such an ignorant and hateful note either.
You seem to misunderstand the purpose of MRFF – we do not wish to take Jesus or any other deity away from anyone.  If a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, cadet, or veteran wants or needs to pray to Jesus to help him/her defend our rights, we have no problem with that.  However, it violates the Constitution and military regulations to push any religion on others or for leaders to endorse one religion over others.
I am unsure what “visa virsa” is – Is it some kind of credit card Army Rangers always have?  I suspect that you actually mean “vice versa” (“the other way around”) and that this is an example of the truth behind the title of Bonnie Weinstein’s book: Apparently, it’s true that you can be a good speller or a hater, but you can’t be both.
I wish you the best of luck in life – considering your ignorance, hateful nature, and lack of basic grammar skills, I suspect you will need it.
Blessed be,
Tobanna Barker
MRFF Legal Affairs Coordinator
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8/24/15 MIKEY’s OP-ED – First female Army Rangers graduate: 1 noble step forward, 2 shameful steps back http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82415-mikeys-op-ed-first-female-army-rangers-graduate-1noble-step-forward-2-shameful-steps-back/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/82415-mikeys-op-ed-first-female-army-rangers-graduate-1noble-step-forward-2-shameful-steps-back/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:35:34 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23679 Female_Rangers

History was made last week at the elite U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia, where 2 female soldiers graduated from one of the most arduous training programs within the entire U.S. military. 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest will go down in the annals of U.S. military history as the two soldiers who irreversibly shattered one of many heretofore glass ceilings barring full female participation in legendary armed services combat training.

Only a misogynistic fool (of which there are many) would argue that the sui generis and truly remarkable achievements of these two pioneering soldiers represents anything besides a gigantic stride forward for gender equality in the profession of arms. However, I would be terribly remiss in failing to point out how the official Army ceremony of martial pomp and circumstance which greeted these newly minted young Rangers also represented a giant leap backwards over the wall separating church from state, perhaps landing these very same Rangers in the vicinity of Jesus Camp. Rather than a graduation ceremony, Haver and Griest (along with their male colleagues) were greeted with a quite literal and illicit “christening ceremony”.

Thanks to the presiding Army chaplain of the ceremony, apparently Brigade Chaplain (Major) Mark Winton, an event happily thought of by many as a “GI Jane”-style celebration of achievement instead bore the shameful marks of “GI Jesus Tourette’s Syndrome,”. The aforementioned disease being an all-too-common symptom of the evangelical, fundamentalist Christian cancer metastasizing throughout the broad totality of the U.S. Military.

Indeed, the Airborne Ranger Training Brigade chaplain’s opening invocation was distinctly disgraceful, brazenly unconstitutional and unapologetically fundamentalist in both tone and content making references to various exclusivist Christian themes, memes and motifs:

“I invite you to join me in prayer, and I will be praying in Jesus’ name.

Almighty God, it is right for us to thank you this morning, for you have created life in such a way, and demonstrated through the life of your own son that nothing worthwhile in life comes without a price. We know that this is true in our nation’s history and this is true for these Rangers today.

These Rangers have indeed persevered, and overcome obstacles such as scrutiny, illness, deprivation, and even lightning strikes. We praise you for creating these Rangers and sovereignly working in their lives, that you would knit within the very fabric of them, the attributes and competencies necessary to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission. Their mission has just begun: to be ready to lead American soldiers in combat. Keep them ever-dependent upon you and one another, that they might continue to live as more elite soldiers in every aspect of their chosen professions: physically, tactically, and morally.

We thank you for the Ranger cadre who did more than evaluate their performance, but exemplified and instructed what it means to live as a Ranger. We commit those Rangers who are fighting the good fight even now, and those Rangers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and all of their families, to your powerful and personal care.

I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.”

You can see the video here at the 40 minute & 40 seconds mark. It’s clear that the sectarian, fundamentalist Christian supremacist who delivered this invocation-cum-religious extremist screed belongs to the “Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger” school of chaplaincy.

It is an appalling fact that this very same brand of unrelenting, religious Christian extremism seems to flourish most in our military’s Special Forces; Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALs, USMC Force Recon, USAF PJs, and Army Rangers.

The altogether scandalous, shameful and absolutely deleterious nature of this bigoted invocation was underscored by the fact that the entire globe, from the Arab world to the former Soviet Union, was eagerly watching. Indeed, even the new U.S. Army Chief of Staff (CSA), General Mark Milley, the 39th soldier to hold that titular warrior position in American history, was right there front and center in personal attendance. To those who watched the invocation, the takeaway was as clear as could be. To wit, on the one hand, the U.S. Army can ardently pat itself on the back for its gender-inclusionary policies. However, tragically, with its other hand, the Army was plunging a razor-sharpened cross of Christian triumphalism and exceptionalism through its very own soldiers’ precious First Amendment religious freedom rights, as well as their Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment equal protection civil rights and the No Religious Test mandates of Clause 3, Article VI of the body of the United States Constitution. Indeed, the Army made it quite clear to the fervently observing world just how MUCH it craves and adores its unabashed drug addiction to militaristic Christian supremacy. The adverse implications for critical American national security should be obvious to all: this travesty is a propaganda bonanza bounty of unparalleled proportions for our Islamist foes, and a callous spit in the face of our Muslim allies.

But, alas, there is more hurt and danger to report here.

And by “more”, I mean we must also pay heed to the enormously corrosive impact that such “GI Jesus” prayer ceremonies, viewed on an international media scale of Jovian proportions, have on the distinctly tribal, adversarial, communal and ritualistic culture and esprit du corps of the armed services, which are as religiously diverse as American society itself. We at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) have long sounded the alarm bells on the ongoing fundamentalist Christian coup taking place within the armed forces, and if there’s anything that we have learned in our decade of necessarily brutal civil rights activism, it’s the truthfulness of the old proverb: “the fish rots from the head down.” Indeed, we are far MORE than merely troubled by the fact that CSA General Mark Milley was an on-the-spot, eye witness for this utterly disgraceful “Christian witnessing” invocation. One wonders if he had even a semblance of a Constitutional clue?  Was he just as furious as we and many others were about the “crusader”-style sectarian nature of the now despoiled graduation event? Does he even remotely understand the critical need for eliminating such rampant, unlawful and unauthorized proselytizing to a captive audience of otherwise helpless military subordinates on Uncle Sam’s time and the taxpayer’s dime? Does he appreciate in any meaningful way the need to swiftly, visibly and aggressively punish that heinous proselytizing chaplain and all others who either directly or indirectly were responsible for this ignoble national security breach and display of disastrous dishonor?

Indeed, leadership on the lofty level of the U.S. Army’s CSA requires an extremely intimate understanding of the Department of Defense’s Number One, compelling governmental interest in ensuring the maximal optimization of military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion, good order, morale, discipline, health, and safety.

Period. End of sentence.

Now, dear readers, please put yourselves in the boots of the non-evangelical/fundamentalist Christian soldiers in the U.S. Army, in other words what we call “the majority”, who may have heard the chaplain’s invocation, or who have suffered one of the countless similar proselytizing crimes of “passion” committed throughout the four distinct service branches.

“I will be praying in Jesus’ name”? Really, Chaplain Winton? Excuse me, but exactly how’s that morale and unit cohesion thing going for you, General Milley & Company?

CSA General Mark Milley should prove to us all that he understands and embraces the leadership prerogatives required of his impressive command position. This Fort Benning Ranger School invocation was a despicable and asinine act of Constitutional defiance and criminality. Because of those two valiant first-ever female graduates, it was seen, and no-doubt fully internalized, planet-wide as never before. Pathetically, it made an absolute mockery of the countless Department of Defense rules and regulations relating to church-state separation in the U.S. military, not to mention the bedrock values of the United States of America. Let us NEVER forget that such values are recognized by the solemn oath sworn by all service members to sustain, protect and defend the United States Constitution and NOT some derelict chaplain’s personal version of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Those essential and pertinent DoD directives, instructions and regulations, coupled with the Constitution and its construing case law, exist for a vast ocean of damn good reasons.

In America, The Great Constitution trumps The Great Commission.

It’s high time that the Army top brass shows the same intestinal fortitude and intrepid courage displayed by Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest.

The Army’s senior leadership MUST expeditiously punish those shameless religious zealots and extremists who enabled such a fundamentalist Christian invocation of insuperable dominion and dominance, which deliberately and permanently marred what would have been an otherwise immensely proud moment in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces.

One step forward into the light of equality, two steps back into the darkness of religious prejudice.

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PATHEOS – ED BRAYTON – Mikey Weinstein Gets an Offer He CAN Refuse http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/patheos-ed-brayton-mikey-weinstein-gets-an-offer-he-can-refuse/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/patheos-ed-brayton-mikey-weinstein-gets-an-offer-he-can-refuse/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:25:53 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23675 Click to read at Patheos ]]> http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/patheos-ed-brayton-mikey-weinstein-gets-an-offer-he-can-refuse/feed/ 1 Your Destiny http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/your-destiny/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/your-destiny/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 23:54:32 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23673 After reading about your paganistic activities, I only wish that I were at the pearly gates when you take your last breath, and I hear the Lord say ” Depart from me your sinful scumbag, and forever enjoy the fires of hell”. Your eternal fate is sealed.


(name withheld)

You need to get out of that bubble you live in and read/listen to the REAL news.  What you’ve been hearing is full of lies, omissions and distortions and the sad part is that they know the truth about Mikey and MRFF but choose to ignore it 

Mikey is Jewish (not an atheist nor pagan) and 75% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters are Christian and 96% of our 42,300+ soldier clients are Christian. We fight for the rights of Christians more than any others but you won’t hear about it.

No, the Lord will never say “Depart from me your sinful scumbag, and forever enjoy the fires of hell”. What he will say is 

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-23

It is the phony Christians who use Jesus – and take his name in vain to use against those they hate – that he will tell to depart from him. For Jesus is all about love and praying for your enemies – not looking for vengeance.

Ye have heard that it hath been said; Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:43-45

Mikey’s fate is sealed…by God.

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 fullness 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. Romans 11:25-29

God made a covenant with his people who are his “beloved” and the “apple of his eye” that he will save them in the end and NEVER repent of it.

You, on the other hand, are in serious trouble because of your wicked ways against the teachings of God, where you relish in Mikey’s death, but God does not.

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Ezekiel 18:32

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:37-39

From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. Psalm 73:7

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies …Matthew 15:18-19

And here’s the kicker for you:

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. James 1:26

Worthless! 

Good luck to you at the Judgment Seat of Christ, who was born, lived and died a Jew. 

Your destiny is not sealed.

Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Romans 11:19-21

Pastor Joan
MRFF Advisory Board member


Dear Mr. (withheld) –

I am writing in response to your August 21, 2015 email to Mikey Weinstein.  I am not sure what “paganistic activities” you believe damn him to “forever enjoy the fires of hell,” but I somehow doubt you are not accusing him of participating in an earth-centered religion and preparing for the upcoming Sabbat of Mabon.  Instead, I suspect you use the term “paganistic” in the derogatory sense sometimes used by so-called “Christians” to refer to anyone who isn’t Christian.

I will not explain the history of the various pagan religions or why your use of the term is so insulting, nor will I attempt to educate you about the fact that the Constitution protects the religious beliefs of ALL people – both Christians and non-Christians.  Understanding such things requires a respect for others that you clearly do not have.  I will only point out that you would damn a man to hell because, in your mind, his actions do not conform to what you believe is required to avoid such a fate.  It is incredibly arrogant to assume that because YOU dislike something, it is inherently wrong.

You seem to believe that YOUR opinion somehow determines another person’s destiny.  I must admit, it has been a while since I picked up my Bible, but I’m fairly certain that the term “scumbag” doesn’t appear anywhere in it.  You, sir, are no Christian.  Any true Christian would know that it is not his place to declare punishment – particularly without knowing all of the facts.  For example, over 96% of MRFF clients are Christians who reached out to MRFF as a result of religious discrimination and persecution.  Additionally, MRFF has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize numerous times.  These hardly seem like the actions of someone destined for an eternity in hell.  What have you done lately besides write fatalistic emails?

Unlike you, I will not venture to predict what your fate holds, but perhaps you will be the one who is surprised when you reach those pearly gates and the Lord says to you, “That’s NOT what I taught!”

Blessed be,

Tobanna Barker

MRFF Legal Affairs Coordinator

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FEATURED INBOX POST – One Million Dollar Offer to Mr. Weinstein http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/featured-inbox-post-one-million-dollar-offer-to-mr-weinstein/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/featured-inbox-post-one-million-dollar-offer-to-mr-weinstein/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:11:55 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23667 “CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION”
OFFERS MRFF 

$1,000,000

TO CEASE EXISTING!

Support MRFF in our continued fight
for church-state separation in
 the U.S. Military!

To: Mr. Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, Esq., Executive Director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF):

Our worldwide Christian mission organization is prepared to personally offer you $1,000,000.00 in cash at this present time.

There are 2 nonnegotiable preconditions for your acceptance of this official offer:

(1) You immediately and permanently disband and otherwise terminate the MRFF and forever cease your reign of terror against the followers of Jesus Christ in the U.S. military and at all other locations.

(2) You submit yourself in good faith to a 12 week in-residence course of individualized Christian study and worship to be conducted by our Mens Education Group and which has been especially tailored for your current state of apostatic personal opposition to The Word and The Truth.

Please do not respond via e-mail to the address above as it is not designed for such replies.

We ask you to provide for some serious personal time for private prayer and thought to our bona fide offer. 

We will contact you via telephone within the next two to-three weeks to discuss this matter and receive your answer.

thank you, Mr. Weinstein.

In The Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


Response from a MRFF supporter

There is a classic line in one of the Sherlock Holmes stories as Holmes says to Watson, “You see, but you do not observe.”

Here, these folks “Hear, but do not comprehend!”

They just don’t get it that the MRFF does not attack Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Buddha, or whoever is leading a particular religion.  They don’t understand that the grievance is not religion, or even “their Christian religion,” but rather the military officials who are violating the UCMJ, last I looked – about 15 minutes ago – violating a regulation [Instruction in AF lingo as you know], was a violation of Article 92, UCMJ.  They don’t understand that servicemembers already can pray or worship as they wish (and as their schedules and duties permit).

But, this is something that I’d turn over to the MRFF’s lawyers to ensure that there’s no “bribery” or “public corruption” issues lurking in the weeds here…  Better safe than sorry, especially if this is an ambush of sorts.  Conversely, it would seem to me, that offering such a bribe could jeopardize their tax exempt status!

That aside, I don’t know if you’ve got a Board member who is a Christian minister/pastor who might be able to respond to this BS.  I say this because this goes far beyond hypocrisy – offering someone a $1 million dollar “bribe” so that they can allegedly do “the Lord’s work,” is hardly within the realm of Christian doctrinal principles.  I’ve got a grasp on that – my father and 3 of my great-uncles were all (denomination withheld) ministers, and I went to a “Christian” parochial school for 8 years, and know full well the evil that organized religion perpetuates and which is well documented in the Good Book, the Bible.  My father left the organized church years before he died because it had become a corporate, money-making machine disguised as “religion.”

If you have $1 million available to bribe the MRFF, why aren’t you feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, helping the sick and elderly with that cash cow?  How “Christian” to offer a bribe instead!  How “Christian” of them to use money that people have donated out of the goodness of their hearts, to a so-called “Christian” endeavor, to try and bribe YOU! Obviously they have forgotten the words of their “Lord and Savior:”

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

And said unto them, “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

Matthew 21:12-13.

Then there’s their overt attempt at “brain washing,” viz., you “submit yourself” to their 12 week propaganda program!  WTF, do they think you and the MRFF leadership are as uneducated as they are?

The education method (which is called the “propaganda method” when you don’t believe in what’s being taught) goes for the social-influence gold, trying to affect a change in the person’s beliefs, along the lines of “Do it because you know it’s the right thing to do.” Brainwashing is a severe form of social influence that combines all of these approaches to cause changes in someone’s way of thinking without that person’s consent and often against his will.

Because brainwashing is such an invasive form of influence, it requires the complete isolation and dependency of the subject, which is why you mostly hear of brainwashing occurring in prison camps or totalist cults. The agent (the brainwasher) must have complete control over the target (the brainwashee) so that sleep patterns, eating, using the bathroom and the fulfillment of other basic human needs depend on the will of the agent. In the brainwashing process, the agent systematically breaks down the target’s identity to the point that it doesn’t work anymore. The agent then replaces it with another set of behaviors, attitudes and beliefs that work in the target’s current environment.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/brainwashing.htm

On their behalf, at least they were articulate and polite – but if you believe in the Devil, that was the approach he used on Eve in the Garden of Eden . . . .

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board member Mike Farrell

Dear Worldwide Christian Mission Organization,

I know you said not to respond by email, but since you don’t have my phone number I thought it best to approach you this way. Please forgive me if this is considered sinful.

As I am not the Executive Director of the MRFF but only a lowly member of its Board of Advisors, I realize the offer you made to Mikey was not intended for those of us lower on the totem pole. However, given the generosity of your offer to Mikey, I can’t help but ask what it would be worth to you if I was interested in entertaining (which, by the way, I do for a living) such an offer.

Here’s my thought:

Per nonnegotiable precondition #1, while I don’t have the power to “permanently disband and otherwise terminate the MRFF”, I can pretty much guarantee to put an end to their “reign of terror against the followers of Jesus Christ in the military and at all other locations.”

That’s a snap. First of all, they don’t rain terror at “other locations”. They only direct their attention to the U.S. Military.

Second, they really don’t “rain terror” anywhere. They just expose hypocrisy, which we all know Jesus wasn’t fond of either, and protect the U.S. Constitution. Now, you and I both know the U.S. Constitution wasn’t around yet when Jesus was here, but I’m pretty sure he would approve of what it says.

Per nonnegotiable precondition #2, I’m way ahead of you. I already “submit(ted) (my)self in good faith (and a lot of fear) to” way more than 12 weeks, in fact many years of an “in-residence course of individualized Christian study and worship (assuming Catholic counts).” I’ll admit it wasn’t at the hands of your Mens Education Group, but I can’t imagine they’re any tougher than Father O’Riley or Father O’Callaghan, and believe you me, those guys were “especially tailored to (deal with my) apostatic state of personal opposition to The Word and The Truth.” In fact they were determined to use the fear of hell to steer me away from any damned thing that felt good.

So what do you think? Any chance you might be interested in putting up say a couple of hundred K for the scalp of an MRFF minion that you can hang on your belt?

Let me know. I guess you can’t just call me, but Mikey has my number.

Blessings,

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board member Eagle Man, Ed McGaa

Dear Worldwide Christian Mission Organization,                      

Please start this E Mail with fist 3 paragraphs of Mr. Farrell’s recent response, I too am a board member and also a Sioux Indian, OST 15427, (That’s my Tribal enrollment # Sorta lke you are a ‘Real Indian’ and sorta like American Kennel Club Registration.  I even look like one- braids are no braids.

I’d like to volunteer for this 12 week course you offer but only on a couple conditions. But first a bit of background. I have aJD (U SoDak- 70). Former Marine combat pilot- 110 missions out of Chu Lai- RVN. Author- Mostly Sioux Spirituality- but a high selling Historical. We Sioux killed 8 to 1 due mostly to our Winchesters 15 shot repeaters. Cavalry had only single shots and could not fire on the run (Bit & Reins) and their Generals were so ignorantly pompous  they wouldn’t adapt despite the carnage on their troops. (War Dept. turned Winchester down pre- Civil war. So guess who got the repeaters. Winchester didn’t want to go bankrupt. Jesus did not give us the purchasing power, however. Creator- Great Spirit did. Called Black Hills gold. Money Talks? Try Gold nuggets picked from virgin streams. Pilamiyah (Thank you) Wakan Tanka- Benevolent Maker of All.

 Yes, I would be a real plum if you could convert me but since I am always writing books, good ones that sell, be surprised how many intelligent Whiteys love our Nature based Spirituality- so I would rather have only a 6 week course. Also I’d have to question my instructors. You missionaries get all pissed every time we simply, innocently  ask where in the hell did you come up with this talking Devil that can float through the air and seep through walls. Scientists (Who usually are more accurate (Truthful) than you guys.) tell us about Laws of Physics, aerodynamics, and Math among other unbreakable laws- yah- I graduated from St Johns University- and I did my damndest to AVOID putting down hocus pocus for answers. Teachers their ( even the Benedictine  hooded ones) smiled and graded  via  my attitude.  Simply seeking Creator’s Truth. One thing that bothers me. Didn’t Creator on Mt Sinai state- “Thou shalt not Have other Gods before thee!” ??  Sure does get us Sioux off the hook. We are now going back to our One Creator beliefs now that MLK freed us and got that religious Ban on our own Way removed by your wrongfully lobbying of Congress. When will you admit that the BAN was as unconstitutional as your violating the Military  with your constant proselytizing of the troops and supporting an unwritten ‘JESUS’ grade on an enlisted man’s and the young officers fitness reports? We are losing many, many good technicians who are fed up with such injustice.  Marines didn’t pull that career destroying crap on me not if winding up flying the premier aircraft of its time is any example. Good thing I didn’t join the Air Force.  

So let me know about the course. Do you have board and room.?

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August 18, 2015 – MRFF Intervention Leads to Immediate Disciplinary Action Against Commander Who Attempted To Force Subordinates To Attend His ‘Bible Study’ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/august-18-2015-mrff-intervention-leads-to-immediate-disciplinary-action-against-commander-who-attempted-to-force-subordinates-to-attend-his-bible-study/ http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2015/08/august-18-2015-mrff-intervention-leads-to-immediate-disciplinary-action-against-commander-who-attempted-to-force-subordinates-to-attend-his-bible-study/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:37:33 +0000 http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/?p=23663

After being told by their unit commander they had to attend his ‘bible studies’ being held in their barracks, 6 Christian (5 Protestant/1 Catholic) soldiers contacted MRFF President/Founder Mikey Weinstein for assistance.  These 6 MRFF clients expressed their concern about a situation they knew was wrong along with their concern for potential retribution if they spoke out or disobeyed their unit commander.  Based on these soldiers’ requests of MRFF to intervene on their behalf, Mikey immediately contacted the commander’s superiors regarding this illegal and unconstitutional activity demanding an immediate stop and appropriate punishment. Within a very few hours of making contact with MRFF, the 6 soldiers informed Mikey via email that their commander had been immediately counseled in regards to the illegal nature of his actions and instructed to immediately end his mandatory ‘bible studies.’

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