1st Amendment

Dear MRFF

I feel your leader Mikey Weinstein is in the wrong about what he is doing. He is considered to be breaking the first amendment.

(name withheld)


Dear (name withheld),

Mikey has read your email and asked me to respond on behalf of MRFF.

I am a Christian (Episcopalian in fact) who fully supports Mikey’s and MRFF’s attempt to protect members of the U.S. Military from unconstitutional religious influence in relation to their training, assignment, advancement and retention. As a Christian supporter of MRFF, I truly enjoy efforts to proselytize to everyone here at MRFF. In this private setting, it is both appropriate and appreciated. I have the freedom (as do you) to demonstrably agree with your message, disagree with your message or totally ignore with no chance of repercussions. If on the other hand your proselytized message was being delivered to me in a government controlled situation where your official capacity was superior and mine subordinate, your message becomes immediately oppressive due to the loss of my freedoms as listed above.

Should fundamentalist of other religious faiths engage in the same type of activity within the U.S. Military, MRFF’s response will be exactly the same. You should also be aware that MRFF fully supports the military chaplaincy role in its passive (i.e. without proselytization) ministrations to the religious needs of all U.S. Service Members of any faith. Christian Dominionists, or religious interests of any faith, do not have a 1st Amendment right to use the U.S. Military as their personal playground for proselytizing to an audience controlled by the UCMJ and Lawful Orders from their commanders.

Peace be with you,
Andy Kasehagen

Share this page:

Commenter Account Access

  • Register for a commenter account
    (Not required to post comments, but will save you time if you're a regular commenter)
  • Log in using your existing account
  • Click here to edit your profile and change your password
  • All comments are subject to our Terms of Use

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*