"When one proudly dons a U.S. Military uniform, there is only one religious symbol: the American flag. There is only one religious scripture: the American Constitution. Finally, there is only one religious faith: American patriotism."
MRFF Founder and President, Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein
MRFF PRESS RELEASE – MRFF Demands That USAFA Rescind Former Lt. McClary’s Invitation to Speak at Academy’s National Prayer Luncheon
ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has demanded that the United States Air Force Academy rescind their invitation to former Marine Lt. Clebe McClary to speak at the Academy’s upcoming National Prayer Luncheon. “Egregiously sectarian statements like [those] from former Lt. McClary blatantly exclude not only non-Christians, but also the many Christians who do not subscribe to a particularly fundamentalist view of Christianity,” said Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, President and Founder of MRFF. MRFF’s letter, linked below, closes by demanding that the Air Force Academy “immediately rescind its invitation to former Lt. McClary and choose a new speaker who can appropriately embody a message of inclusiveness for all Academy attendees.”
MRFF’s January 20th, 2011 Demand Letter to U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould: Please see below.
Many prominent organizations stand alongside MRFF
in support of the demand letter:
ACLU of Colorado
Veterans for Common Sense
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
California Council of Churches IMPACT
Colorado Coalition of Reason
United Atheist Front
The American Muslim
Interfaith Freedom Foundation
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers