Religious freedom

CHRISTMAS has always been the celebration of the birth of Jesus!

(name withheld)

I have been asked to respond to you because you sent this email to Bekki instead of Mikey. When you chose her name from our contact list, you had to see her position within the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).

Bekki Miller
MRFF Administrative Assistant / Scheduler
To arrange an interview, press article, or speaking engagement with Mikey Weinstein, please contact Bekki Miller
[email protected]
Did you want to do an interview with Mikey? Possibly want a press article? Set up a speaking engagement?

We have received way too many emails like yours from cowards who are unable to contact Mikey directly and choose a female to get the message to him.

I’m assuming (because you didn’t make it clear) that you are upset because a Christmas tree that was put up by a lake was taken down.

I’m going to tell you what the media won’t.

Mikey is a Jewish Agnostic (look this word up) – not an atheist and certainly not God. 75% of those on the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians! 96% of our almost 36,000 soldiers clients (1 can represent 50) are Christians! Almost all of the time we fight for Christians!

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) does NOT act on its own but at the request of the soldiers’ and their complaints of the blatant disregard and trampling of the Constitution and the Military Code of Justice; blurring the lines between the separation of church and state. Every complaint is vetted by Mikey who was a JAG lawyer at the Air Force Academy for 10 years; worked in the West Wing under Ronald Reagan; and held positions in private practice.

So, if you have a problem with what we do (we are an agent working on behalf of our soldiers who can’t), I suggest you contact the Military Times and tell them and the soldiers exactly how you feel.

The very First Amendment to the Constitution reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion …”

Note that the clause is absolute. It allows no law. It is also noteworthy that the clause forbids more than the establishment of religion by the government. It forbids even laws respecting an establishment of religion.

“. . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” (Article VI, Section III)

The Air Force has strict laws on religion.


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. All religious holidays, feasts and obligations are to be in the hands of the Chaplains on Chapel grounds. 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 any place on base they want.

We are not taking your religious freedoms away. You are still able to go to the church of your choice, read your bible and celebrate Christian holidays. To say that we are doing that is a real stretch and possibly a figment of your imagination.

You wrote:

“Your just like Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion, nothing about helping young people plan to be parents.”

Huh? You are kidding, right? You do realize we work with the military? SMH

You are wrong! We really do mean religious freedom for ALL religions, not just the Christian one. Or don’t you know that there are people of other faiths in our military?

Once more:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion …”

This means that one religion cannot be favored over another. Christians cannot run roughshod on our bases and put any decorations of Christian holidays anywhere they want. Period!

You wrote:

“You are all evil! With hearts of demons!”

Really? We are defending the Constitution and military law and you call us evil and demonic? You are calling the Christians involved in MRFF evil and demonic?

Here’s what God says about you for this email you wrote.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36

Go to our website, click on “About” and then click on “Foundation Voices.” Scroll to the distinguished military personnel that support the MRFF. We rely on them for their knowledge concerning what can and cannot be done on our bases under military law.

We don’t rely on your opinion.

“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8

May God have mercy on YOUR soul when you stand before Him and defend your words and attitude in this email when you didn’t have all of the facts.

Pastor Joan
MRFF Advisory Board Member

I can see that your anti-Christian. Anti-American, Anti-constitution, and Anti-God, also Anti-Jesus.
Your full of hate.

(name withheld)

You’re entitled to your own opinion of me but you will be held accountable by God for these words, too.

Pastor Joan

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