Bekki Miller

Nativity scene removed from base…………. WOW. Are you people for real? The scene represents Christmas. Thats it !!!!! Nothing more or less. No one is holding a gun to anyone’s head to force them into religion. This “mickey mouse” organization is nothing more than a way for “thin-skinned” Mikey to line his pockets. He obviously surrounds himself with idiots (thats you Bekki) to advance his personal agenda. I have news for all you sapps. This only is making the SILENT MAJORITY stronger and united. It’s a matter of time before all you pathetic, fraud committing thiefs, who are throwing yer weight around get pushed back. Its gonna happen………………
And give Mikey a message for me;

MERRY CHRISTMAS DOUCHEBAG


Hey Spider,

Not man enough to email Mikey directly but have to use a woman – after you call her an idiot – to do your dirty work? Should I call you itsy, bitsy spider for being so cowardly?

Actually, you’re the idiot for falling for the media lies without doing any research as to what the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is really about.

Here’s what the media fails to tell you:

Mikey and the MRFF DO NOT act on their own but on the complaints of soldiers who see the blatant disregard for the Constitution and military law where religion is concerned. Maybe I should forward your email to the Military Times – complete with your email address – and have them contact you directly. I’m sure the soldiers would love to hear that you think of them as idiots.

We are not an atheist organization nor are we anti-Christian. Mikey is Jewish and 75% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians. In fact, 96% of our almost 36,000 soldier clients (1 can represent 50) are Christians. So, we fight for the rights of Christians more than any other religion.

We also have distinguished military personnel on our Advisory Board that we rely on for their expertise on what can and cannot be done on military bases.

We don’t operate on Mikey’s “personal agenda” but follow the strict guidelines of the Constitution, military law, and the Supreme Court.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment (Establishment Clause) of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise (Free Exercise Clause) thereof . . . “(1st Amendment)

The Supreme Court heard the Lemon v. Kurtzman case in 1971 and ruled in favor of the Establishment Clause.

Subsequent to this decision, the Supreme Court has applied a three-pronged test to determine whether government action comports with the Establishment Clause, known as the “Lemon Test”

Lemon Test:

1. Any law or policy must have been adopted with a neutral or non-religious purpose.

2. The principle or primary effect of any law or policy must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion.

3. The statute or policy must not result in an “excessive entanglement” of government with religion.

If any government entity’s actions fit into one of these three, then it is a violation of the Establishment Clause.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE

Air Force Instruction 1-1

7 August 2012

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.

Our military is a government entity and must remain secular. Any religious displays on base outside of the Chapels are under the control of the Commander. All religious holidays, feasts and obligations are to be in the hands of the Chaplains on Chapel grounds – not Commanders. This is legal and we encourage it. The Christians can put up a tree, a Nativity scene and any other decorations they want on their grounds – not just any place on base they want.

The Nativity scene is back on Chapel grounds where it belongs.

Is that a veiled threat at the end of your email? You do know we turn in such threats to the authorities?

A Merry Christmas to you, too, itsy bitsy.

Pastor Joan

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