MRFF Salutes Our Veterans and Active Duty Service Members!

Statement by Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, Founder and President, Military Religious Freedom Foundation:

On this Veterans Day, 2015, we at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation salute each and every one of the endlessly brave men and women of our Armed Forces who have put their lives on the line and placed their service to our country ahead of their own safety. We especially offer our respect and thanks to the over 43,000 MRFF clients who have sought assistance to redress the inequitable, hostile and unconstitutional religious environment, generating from a seething core of unchecked fundamentalist Christianity, which exists for far too many within the U.S. Armed Forces.

Regardless of the particular religious beliefs (or non-beliefs) of our brave active duty personnel and veterans, these valiant men and women fought, and continue to fight, to secure our nation during both times of war and times of peace. Let’s show our enduring gratitude not only through words, but also through deeds – namely, through consistently advocating the strengthening and protection of the sacrosanct, bedrock Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom and separation of church and state promised to all U.S. servicemembers!

 

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16 Comments

  1. Yeshua Warrior

    Boy, isn’t it just like Mikey to stick his anti-Christian bigotry in a salute to veterans. Well Mikey, buddy boy, a lot of those veterans who have given their lives for this country were committed Christians just so you can have the freedom to libel them with your putred hate! My father and uncles were veterans of WWII serving in the Marines and Air Force, and these men were more men of honor than you or your family will ever know or be!

    Pretty soon that wall of separation will fall right on your chest and leave you with sucking chest wounds! No, I will not wish you nor your family a happy Veterans Day as you will never know what true honor is, for all you are is dishonorable to the memory of my family who have served with honor and distinction in the U.S, armed forces!

    While you revile against Christians, you are a Muslim sympathizer! You never seem to criticize your muzzie friends like Maj. Nassan who murdered 9 fellow soldiers while yelling Allah Akbar while shooting them, and that deserter Bowe Bergdal who became a Taliban sympathizer. Both these men deserve to be hung right next to each other until they are dead!

    I cannot wait until Christ returns and wipes Islam and every other religion from the face of this planet, and restores biblical Judaism and the worship of Yahweh as the one true God to this planet!

  2. Connie

    Mikey, I had internet connection issues so the comment I planned did not go through. It is with sadness I write that because my comment was nice. YW’s? Yeah he needs to attend kindergarten again to discover sharing and learn skills useful for living in harmony with others.

    YW – you talk about the wall between church and state falling (and celebrating the harm to another). Be careful as you are close to advocating for theocracy, one you see as controlled by you and yours. Sounds like treason to me, especially from a long line of soldiers who took an oath to defend the constitution.

    As long as my nation is in danger from theocrats I am an unofficial warrior. You are not free to impose your bigotry upon me and no amount of whining will make it so.

    As for Jesus coming back – you would not recognize him if he did come back to earth. You see – he looked just like all those “Muslim” folks you want deported or killed. In fact, it would not surprise me to learn he stopped by but was so embarrassed by what was done with his message that he quietly lived his life and left, never to return.

  3. Yeshua Warrior

    Oh everyone will recognize Him when He returns as He will look just as Jewish now as He did back then, in fact scripture says that He will not return until his own say “blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.”

    Also, God does not recognize any separation of church and state and is against all laws that keep Him out of culture and government!

    Be forewarned, when Jesus returns, He will not come as the Lamb of God, but as the Lion of Judah, exacting His wrath and judgement on all sin!!

  4. Connie

    You can’t wait….. Sounds like a little bully – you just wait until my dad gets here!!!!!!

    As your deity is NOT here now why don’t we play by the rules our very human forefathers laid down for us? Oh yeah. You don’t respect our constitution. You want a theocracy and will do anything, including committing treason to achieve that goal.

    Please remember you are free to worship as you see fit. You are not free to shove your faith on anyone else. How you believe works for you and those in your flock. It does not work for anyone else. For you to believe so is hubris of the highest degree.

    If you can’t handle that truth perhaps you should do what you advised me to do – take a Prozac and get over yourself.

  5. Yeshua Warrior

    We are free to worship and express our faith anyway we wish, which means sharing our faith with anyone wish too. Christians are just obeying an higher authority, Jesus, because he told us to go and make disciples of all the nations as His last command to us. If making disciples seems to conflict with the Constitution, which it does not, oh well too bad!

    Christians are longing for His return so that He can undo all the mess us humans have done to our world, and to make things right again according to His will!

    Now Connie, how am I committing treason?

  6. G

    I rather we humans tried to clean up the mess instead of waiting for God to come in and clean it up.

    Our Founding Fathers were wise in having the separation of church and religion because they saw all the wars that happen in Europe because of it along with the Spanish Inquisition.

    Do we have any real pictures of what Jesus look like? The answer is no because there was no photograph back then.

  7. G

    “We are free to worship and express our faith anyway we wish, which means sharing our faith with anyone wish too. Christians are just obeying a higher authority, Jesus, because he told us to go and make disciples of all the nations as His last command to us.”

    We all know what happens when Christians tried to convert people of other faiths to their denomination and it is usually bad when the people refuses to do so..

  8. Yeshua Warrior

    Sinful human beings cannot clean up the mess we make, we just make more a mess of it, we need someone who is perfect and sinless and divine to clean up our messes, that is why Jesus came in the first place, a perfect sacrifice to provide a way to eternal life to take our messes upon Himself which no human can do or earn his way too!

    Once again, the founding fathers did not set up separation of church and state, you will never find those words implied or not in the Constitution. The Spanish Inquisition was to banish every Jew from Spain, and because of that, Spain has been under a curse of God every since for how they treated God’s chosen people!

    No we do not have pictures of Jesus nor are there any of Mohammed, Pontius Pilate, Julius Caesar but we know Jesus was Jewish and of olive skin color, so when He does return, He will look the same way when He went up to heaven, looking like Jew and return dressed as a first century Jew. Yet, scripture does give us some idea of his physical features in Isaiah 53:2-3 – “he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.”

  9. G

    We can clean up the mess by getting rid of the sinful people because they hold too much power. If Jesus sacrifice his life in the first place, then the mess should have been cleaned up a long time ago.

    The Founding Fathers did set up a separation of church and state and it said so in the Establishment Clause is the first of several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the United States ConstitutiotAmendment.

    “The Spanish Inquisition was to banish every Jew from Spain, and because of that, Spain has been under a curse of God every since for how they treated God’s chosen people!”

    You got any proof that God put a curse on Spain?

    “Yet, scripture does give us some idea of his physical features in Isaiah 53:2-3 – “he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.”

    That scripture doesn’t give us any physical features of Jesus at all. If I was a cop trying to catch a criminal, how am I going to catch him or her with that kind of wording regarding his/her physical looks from the victim(s) and/or witness(es)?

  10. Yeshua Warrior

    G – Read about the law of blessing and cursing when it comes to Israel, every country that has harmed the Jewish people or Israel have either been obliterated and are no more, or a shell of their former selves like Spain, Germany, England, and soon will be the United States if we turn our back on Israel. Scripture even says that the the nation of Israel and the Jewish people are the apple of His eye and anyone that touches them touches me.

    http://www.whyisrael.org/2010/07/26/the-law-of-blessing-and-curse/

    Jesus sacrificed His live for all man kind but that does not mean everything changes, one must accept that sacrifice by asking Christ into their lives, but it does not make the worlds sin nature disappear. Jesus said that in this world you will still have problems, but I have overcome the world.

  11. G

    There was a lot of anti-Jewish in the USA after World War II; however, the USA did not seem to get punish for it. If the Jews are the apples of God’s eye, then why are Christians commanded by God to turn other people including Jews into Christian disciples?

    From what I understand, the Hope Diamond has a curse because every nation or individual that had it suffer some tragic misfortune and since the USA owns the Hope Diamond, the country has been doing downhill. Or do you believe that the Hope Diamond curse is nothing but a superstition thing?

    So what if we support Israel? I don’t see God then helping the USA solve its economic, political, social, and racist problems for the last 35 years despite the fact that we have support Israel since 1948. Where is our reward from God considering the fact that the ordinary Israeli citizen gets more money from the USA than the ordinary American citizen? Don’t you believe that charity should begin at home first before we send our money somewhere else?

    If Jesus and God are all powerful, then sin should have disappeared after Christ had died on the cross. No excuses for God and Jesus for not overcoming sin in the world.

  12. G

    The Roman occupied Palestine for a long time; however, Rome lasted for nearly 1,000 years so what took so long for the Israeli’s curse to work its magic on Rome to cause it to fall.?

  13. Connie

    YW – you asked “Now Connie, how am I committing treason?” Here is my answer – unlike you who has never answered any of my many questions to you in specific and theocrats in general. I get it – I’m a woman and how dare I speak as a man to you…. Yeah… heard that before – like for the last two thousand years. Anyway – here is my answer.

    I view your refusal to obey the Constitution as troubling. What makes you treasonous is your obsession with placing your deity’s law above the law of the land. Doesn’t your holy book – the one you believe is literally true – have a few things to say about that? Render unto Caesar all that is Caesar’s and all that? I believe your saviour said those very words.

    The founding fathers of the USA knew all to well the perils of ruling through religion. It never works. Ever. History is filled with examples but I’m sure you will brush them off because your ideas are yours therefore you believe they work.

    You know the definition of insanity, right? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results every time. You, YW, are the epitome of doing this exact thing. Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Paine, Washington, and the rest of the gang thought keeping religion away from ruling was a novel idea. I believe they were (and are) correct.

    Here is my question to you – one I’ve asked before YW. In your ideal world where do the rest of us fit in? You get to worship as you wish, and I get to be free of your idea of worship. How do you resolve this sticky issue?

  14. G

    Well said Connie. YW, I will say it again the Founding Fathers said all the wars in Europe that were caused by religion and were determine not to let that happen here. Why do you think the Quakers, Puritans and other religious groups fled to America?

  15. G

    “Read about the law of blessing and cursing when it comes to Israel, every country that has harmed the Jewish people or Israel have either been obliterated and are no more, or a shell of their former selves like Spain, Germany, England, and soon will be the United States if we turn our back on Israel.”

    YM, Spain, Germany, and England in the last few years are not suffering from the Israel curse, but the curse of unregulated American capitalism. As a matter of fact, the world suffer the curse of unregulated capitalism twice in 1929 and 2008.

    “Here is my question to you – one I’ve asked before YW. In your ideal world where do the rest of us fit in? You get to worship as you wish, and I get to be free of your idea of worship. How do you resolve this sticky issue?”

    YM, Connie asks some very good questions. Where does the Jews fit in your world if they and not the Christians, are God’s chosen people

  16. Mark Edwards

    You people are a disgrace and beyond ignorant of what the US Constitution means.. the anti-religious bias, bitter foul hatred of Christians drips from every petty bitter word you spew.. you attack and attempt to DESTROY Chaplains.. CHAPLAINS.. and there is nothing more indicative of your filthy motivations than that,….
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    The sheer raging insanity of the other comments here.. calling real warriors traitors for being Christians?
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    are you thugs that damned stupid?… apparently..
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    There is NO line in the 1st Amendment declaring the absolute separation of church and state and you lying dirtbags know it.. and the Orwellian distortion of freedom OF religion to engage in a war to remove any possible reference to God..
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    You people are scum.. complete and utter scum.. unwelcome, unwanted.. like rats burrowing under the floor boards.. enforcing your radical God hatred into every corner you can with a treasonous limp dick president and his lunatic fringe appointees..
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    Thank God they can be purged from every corner they have snuck into by the next president, who has the RIGHT to demand every person serving at the presidents pleasure resign.. and the backlash against you freak show atheists haters will guarantee a conservative president who will kick your stupidly ignorant hateful asses to the curb where you belong..
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    and to the idiot calling US service people traitors if they believe in God?
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    George Washington prayed at Valley Forge.. idiot,… and you are a special kind of hysterical hatred.. I served proudly as a Christian.. albeit a poor one… and if you label me.. and everyone I served with a “traitor”.. you’re absolutely a brain dead nitwit of the first order… fuck you and all the idiots here who war on Christians..
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    you outed yourself ves as the anti-American unAmerican imbeciles you are.. feeling safe with a radical nutjob president.. well guess what children.. playtime is nearly over and the grown ups are coming back… and if those words. offend you?
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    Tell president dumbfuck to STOP using them to attack Americans he doesn’t like…
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    I remember when the lunatic fringe like you jerkoffs had the common decency to stay quietly in the shadows glowering in their bitter hatreds… but you special snowflakes offend, insult, defame and destroy with all the zeal of a jihadi suicide bomber killing Israeli kids on a bus…
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    You think you can twist the Constitution to support you?.. buy a dictionary assholes.. it doesn’t mean what you say it does… you and the obama DOD appointees can all rot in Hell…

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