Legal

MRFF Senior Research Directo exposes the Three Most Often Heard Lies From Members of Congress Citing the Family Research Council’s Propaganda Entitled: “A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military “

Dated: 6/9/14

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MRFF attorneys express strong concern regarding defamatory Fox News distortions of Mikey as an “atheist”

Sent: 4/28/14:

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MRFF files FOIA requests to uncover Pentagon links with fundamentalist Christian lobbyists

Sent: 10/1/13:

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MRFF Demands Immediate End to Unconstitutional Religious Tests in USMC & Denigration of Atheist/Freethinking Marines

Sent: 8/12/13:

Demand letter sent to Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General James F. Amos


 

MRFF Founder and President demands investigation and punishment in regards to “Jew FAQ” reprehensible homophobic and misogynistic content distributed to cadets at U.S. Air Force Academy

Sent: 2/13/13:

Demand letter sent to USAF Chief of Staff Mark A. Welsh III


Can servicemembers alter or opt out of “So help me God” in the Oath of Enlistment?

Posted: 10/31/12:

Questions and Answers re: Reenlistment Oath, “So Help Me God”


MRFF Founder and President demands MRFF Superintendent cease and desist from administering religious tests

Sent: 8/23/12:

Demand letter sent to West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. David Huntoon


AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 1-1
7 AUGUST 2012
Air Force Culture
AIR FORCE STANDARDS

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Excerpt from p. 19: 

2.11. Government Neutrality Regarding Religion. Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for an individual’s free exercise of religion or other personal beliefs and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. For example, they must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion. Commanders or supervisors who engage in such behavior may cause members to doubt their impartiality and objectivity. The potential result is a degradation of the unit’s morale, good order, and discipline. Airmen, especially commanders and supervisors, must ensure that in exercising their right of religious free expression, they do not degrade morale, good order, and discipline in the Air Force or degrade the trust and confidence that the public has in the United States Air Force.


MRFF Founder and President seeks FOIA clarification on relationship between Officers’ Christian Fellowship and leadership at United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

Sent: 7/13/12:
FOIA Request sent to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

FOIA Request sent to United States Naval Academy


MRFF Founder and President demands Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” and The Christian Post correct their mischaracterizations of the foundation.

Sent: 6/13/12:
MIKEY WEINSTEIN’s LETTER TO GLENN BECK’s “THE BLAZE”

MIKEY WEINSTEIN’s LETTER TO THE CHRISTIAN POST


MRFF Attorney’s letter demanding FOX NEWS correct its improper, misleading, and inciting characterizations of MRFF mission and goals.

Sent: 6/12/12:
MRFF ATTORNEY’s LETTER


MRFF files FOIA request demanding that records, communications, documents, and material related to virulently anti-Muslim course at Joint Forces Staff College be immediately provided.

Sent: 5/10/12:
MRFF’s LETTER AND COVERAGE


MRFF demands immediate and comprehensive review of unconstitutional SOS program materials, review process; hollow and diversionary Air Force response provokes Freedom of Information Act request

Sent: 4/27/12:
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MRFF LAW FIRM AND AIR FORCE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW DIRECTORATE


Air Force Squadron Officer school’s required curriculum decrees officers’ “spiritual responsibility” to attend chapel. MRFF exposes, demands end to practice via legal demand letter.

Sent: 3/28/12:
MRFF’s LETTER AND COVERAGE


MRFF, via law firm Mathis-Donheiser, demands an investigation of photographs showing U.S. Marine Corps Scout Snipers in Afghanistan displaying the insignia of the Nazi SS on a flag.

Sent: 2/9/12:
MRFF’s LETTER


MRFF outside counsel responds to Air Force offer of meeting between MRFF leadership and USAF’s Air Mobility Command Staff with request to meet with top Commanding Officers at Scott Air Force Base.

Sent: 12/22/11:
MRFF’s RESPONSE


MRFF attorneys address 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.

Sent: 12/19/11:
MRFF’s LETTER TO SONES


MRFF sends letter via outside counsel to 60th Air Mobility Wing Commander Col. Dwight C. Sones demanding end to conspicuous violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment at Travis Air Force Base

Sent: 12/9/11:
MRFF’s LETTER TO COL. SONES

Sent: 12/13/11:
MRFF’s FOLLOW-UP LETTER TO SONES


MRFF Submits Statement to Joint Congressional/Senatorial Hearings, Details Toxic Environment of anti-Muslim Bigotry Within Armed Forces

Sent: 12/7/11:
MRFF’s STATEMENT


MRFF Attorney’s Letter Warning Against Internet Posts Containing Misleading Insinuations, Falsehoods

SENT: 6/24/11:
MRFF’s TESTIMONY


MRFF Invited to Submit Testimony for Historic Senate Hearing on the Rights of Muslim Americans

SENT: 3/28/11:
MRFF’s TESTIMONY


Dallas Court of Appeals Affirms Decision in MRFF’s Favor

FILED: 3/18/11:
COURT OF APPEALS OPINION


MRFF and Five Client Co-Plaintiffs File Federal Lawsuit Seeking Injunction to Stop USAFA’s Unconstitutional National Prayer Luncheon

FILED: 1/31/11:
COMPLAINT
PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
PLAINTIFFS’ BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


MRFF Demands the US Army Cease and Desist Unconstitutional Survey of Soldiers

SENT: 12/30/10:
MRFF’S LETTER TO MCHUGH


MRFF’s Freedom Of Information Act Request for Information Pertaining to the U.S. Army’s “Spiritual Fitness” Survey

SENT: 12/29/10:
MRFF’S FOIA REQUEST


MRFF’S Demand for Release of USAFA Climate Survey and Investigation into Religious Coercion

SENT: 9/28/10:
MRFF’S LETTER TO GATES


MRFF and VCS Demand a Stop to the Replacement of Mental Health Professionals with Chaplains

SENT: 8/9/10:
MRFF’S LETTER TO GATES


Demand Letter sent to TRIJICON by MRFF

SENT: 1/18/10:
MRFF’S LETTER TO TRIJICON


DoD’s Motion to Dismiss Granted

FILED: 1/7/10
LAWSUIT DISMISSAL MEMORANDUM AND ORDER PDF


Weinsteins File Lawsuit Against CFGC Head Ammerman

FILED: 9/23/09
LAWSUIT FILING PDF


MRFF’S Demand for Reinvestigation into Religious Coercion and Proselytizing at USAFA

FILED: 9/3/09
MRFF’S LETTER TO GATES


MRFF Files Comprehensive and Decisive Response to DoD’s Motion to Dismiss

FILED: 8/3/09
MRFF’S RESPONSE FILING PDF


MRFF Participates in Amicus Brief for U.S. Supreme Court Case Salazar v. Buono

FILED: 8/3/09
AMICUS BRIEF FILING PDF


MRFF’s Letter to Defense Secretary Gates Demands the Immediate Revocation of CFGC’s Ecclesiastical Endorsing Authority

SENT: 6/24/09
MRFF’S DEMAND LETTER PDF


DOJ Responds to MRFF Lawsuit

FILED: 4/10/09
DOJ’S RESPONSE FILING PDF

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MRFF Amends Federal Lawsuit

FILED: 12/29/08
AMENDED LAWSUIT FILING PDF


MRFF Files Voluntary Dismissal for Jeremy Hall Lawsuit

FILED: 10/10/08
NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL PDF


MRFF Files New Federal Lawsuit Against Defense Department

FILED: 9/25/08
COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF PDF


U.S. Department of Justice Files 350 Page Motion to Dismiss MRFF’s Federal Lawsuit

MOTION TO DISMISS PDF

MEMO IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS PDF

EXHIBITS A THROUGH D PDF

EXHIBIT E PDF

EXHIBIT E (continued) PDF

EXHIBIT F PDF

EXHIBIT F (continued) PDF
EXHIBIT G PDF


Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Launches Landmark Lawsuit against DoD Secretary Gates and Major Freddy Welborn

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MRFF Files Federal Lawsuit Against Defense Department!

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Archived PDF Documents

Letter from Gen Schwartz on Govt Neutrality Regarding Religion

MRFF Letters

MRFF Media Advisory

Senate Letter

House Letter

Harvard Study


Reports

Gamble Report

MRFF Compliance Report

 

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