Shame on you

Dear Mr. Weinstein,

I don’t know how you could fight against religious freedoms espically through our military me. They have the right to pray just as you have the right to believe what you want to believe. You and your organization, when you limit these religious freedoms are doing the work and promoting the ideas of the same kind that killed your ancestors in german war camps. The freedom of religion and freedom of speech in our country is what makes us unique. It is what our soldiers died for and your restrictions on those beliefs are for your own glorification and nothing to do with rights. I bet you make your family very proud.

(name withheld)

Dear (name withheld),

Please help me. I’m confused. What gives you the idea that Mr. Weinstein or the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is fighting against religious freedom?
That’s actually what we’re fighting for. We agree with you that our military personnel have the right to pray. What is it that gives you the idea that we want to
limit their religious freedom?

And when you make reference to the work you think we’re doing as “promoting the ideas of the same kind that killed (our) ancestors in german (sic) war
camps,” what exactly do you mean and who do you think you’re addressing?

We agree with you that the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech in our country is extraordinary. Since most of us are active military or veterans,
we’re well aware of what military service means and has meant to maintaining the freedoms we all cherish. What I don’t understand is exactly what you
think we’re doing that is placing restrictions on the beliefs of military personnel.

In answer to your last point, I know my family is quite proud of the work I do with the MRFF. What I don’t know is how you have become so confused about
our work that you could send a message with the intention of criticizing our efforts when you clearly don’t understand what it is we’re doing.

Please do me a favor, if you will, and let me know, specifically, what it is you think we’re doing that is shameful. I fear you’ve been terribly misled by
someone or by something you’ve read and I’d like to clear things up for you.

Thanks very much.

Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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