What are you gonna do about it?

How do you like this: God is good god is everything GOD is number 1 God is better then you….. Lets see you attack me for saying it…If you do not like it it is to bad is’nt  it?

(name withheld)


Hi (name withheld),

Why would we attack you for saying what you believe? We don’t have a problem with people speaking of their beliefs, but when in the military there is a right time, place and manner involved with doing so. The Constitution and our laws, as well as military regulations, require a certain restraint regarding speaking about religious matters and Major General Olson violated them. He’s welcome to his beliefs. He just has to be thoughtful about how, where and when he expresses them.

Maybe this will help you better understand:


Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


Dear (name withheld):


I am writing in response to your May 23, 2015 email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (“MRFF”).  You ask how MRFF “likes” your statements regarding God and what it might “do about it.”  To respond to these inquiries, MRFF has no problem with your statements.  We oppose neither your apparent belief in the superiority of God, nor your First Amendment right to express it.


It may interest you to learn that over 95% of MRFF clients are Christians who have received assistance from MRFF in connection with religious discrimination or persecution.  Thus, MRFF not only has no objection to your beliefs or your decision to share them, it has defended the right of religious freedom of many service members who hold the same beliefs.


I personally do not care for your statements, but that is because you fail to write a single complete sentence and clearly have no grasp of spelling or punctuation – not because of the beliefs you attempted to express.  However, that is a personal pet peeve of mine, which is not within the scope of MRFF’s mission to protect religious freedom within the military.  Your right to share your religious beliefs includes the right to do so with no regard for basic grammar skills.  I assure you that MRFF has no desire to “attack” you for stating what you did.


Blessed be,


Tobanna Barker

MRFF Volunteer

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