VIDEO – MRFF Has Them Running Scared

Published On: July 12, 2013|Categories: Top News, Video|4 Comments|

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Who’s really protecting religious freedom and civil rights in the military? Since the repeal of DADT, the stakes in the battle over religious freedom for our men and women in uniform have become much higher, and as the stakes have gotten higher, the lies have gotten bigger. Now, a newly formed coalition of fundamentalist Christian organizations and lawmakers calling themselves the “Restore Military Religious Freedom” coalition are attempting to change the law to overturn key Constitutional protections for servicemembers. Learn more:

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  1. Will July 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    What a joke! Your origination is nothing more than hateful towards those who share their faith, whether you like it or not! They too have the freedom of speech to say what they want when they want! You simply don’t have to respond or listen to them. However when you make false statements I will speak my mind to you….this is a flat out attack on those who believe in Jesus, who you despise….and quit hiding behind the false name of your organization. What you really mean is freedom without religion! You should spend the money you have raised to help the wonded instead of attacking them!

  2. MajBones July 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    @Will, we at MRFF are not joking. We are dead serious. Your freedom to “share [your] faith” stops when you are on duty in the military or otherwise give the appearance of speaking for the US Government from your position within the military. Don’t bother to correct me, though. The fact that you wrote, “You simply don’t have to respond or listen to them,” indicates quite clearly that you were never in the military.

  3. Gunther July 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Hey Will. Just remember that military people are suppose to give up their right of free speech when they put on the uniform; however, there was a Marine major who was attacking enlisted military people on the Internet on the religious viewpoint; however, the enlisted people could not talk back to the majro since they would have been court-matrial for disrepecting the officer. If the major can have freedom of speech, then so should enlisted people particulary when officers and NCOs abuse their authority and rank to degrade people.

    I think that there should be a new word in the English language called insupernation where an officer and/or NCO is court-martial for showing disrespect to their subordinates. Believe me, bad officers and NCOs would either quit the service or change their behavior and start acting like responsbile people and not let the rank go to their heads and have an ego power trip.

  4. Etaoin Shrdlu August 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Dear Will:

          I wonder, would you be so supportive if the mural mentioned in the video featured a Muslim soldier, and quoted verses from the Koran? Or, how about a Jewish soldier, and the final words of the Shema Yisroel (the first “prayer” a Jewish child ever learns): “The Lord, our God, the Lord is one!” (instead of “three”)?

          Members of our Armed Forces have the same religious rights as the rest of us, and that includes the right not to have another’s faith shoved down their throats (even in the name of “freedom of speech”). Subtle, as well as obvious, religions coercion is unconstitutional! And that, however much you deny it, is what MRFF and Mikey Weinstein are fighting.

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