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Why are you so against the Constitution? Why are you against people being able to have religious freedom. I know what the name of your organization is but that is not what you are for. You hate Christians. The Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion which means I can pray as I wish and not to be hindered by the government. You know this if you know history. If you don’t, you are just another atheistic front to take away our Constitutional rights. Shame on you.

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Hi (name withheld),

You’re quite right that the Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion. You’re partly right that that means you can pray as you wish and not be hindered by the government. In fact, the law says your freedom to practice your religion becomes limited when you’re in the military. When you’re in a position of authority over others and/or when you speak officially as a representative of the government, there are limits placed on that freedom by law and by military regulations. And there are other ways in which those in the military, because they represent the government, must be very thoughtful about the way they speak of or for a religious view. It’s a matter of time, place and manner.

Now that you know that, perhaps you can reconsider some of the assumptions you’ve made and consider rethinking and maybe apologizing for the untrue accusations and slurs you’ve chosen to heap on us.

You see, when you assume we’re “against the Constitution,” you’re quite wrong. When you say we are “against people being able to have religious freedom,” you’re wrong again. When you say we “hate Christians,” you’re not only wrong, you’re sadly ignorant of the fact that over 95% of the staff, members and clients of the MRFF are themselves Christians. They are, however, tolerant Christians, as Christ teaches Christians to be.

You assume we don’t know history. You’re wrong. You suggest we’re an “atheistic front” trying to take away your Constitutional rights. Wrong again.

Let me assume you’ve been given bad information and have chosen to act on it. That’s understandable, but lashing out without checking to be sure you have the facts straight is not a great idea. It makes you look foolish.

If you’d like to better understand the facts about us we’re glad to help. But going off half-cocked and making accusations based on incorrect assumptions and bad information if no way for a thoughtful person to proceed.

Best,

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Yeshua Warrior

    The Air Force Academy has just come out and said that the players can pray in the end zone.

    http://christianfighterpilot.com/2015/12/09/update-usafa-responds-to-football-prayer-complaint/

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