Mikey Weinstein

After reading article on Facebook about Mikey Weinstein taking the new testament off the table.   I am appalled at this groups opinions.  At least 75% of the great military  are Christians.  I don’t agree with your views.  Just stating,  if Mikey doesn’t like it, it goes away. WtF
(name withheld)

Hi (name withheld),

You misunderstand. I would assume you know that what one reads on Facebook is hardly likely to present the whole story.

Here’s the real story, if you’re interested. At the request of some of the vets at the clinic where the display was presented, Mikey contacted the person in charge and explained that a government organization cannot use a symbol of one faith as opposed to all others in an official display. You see, that’s a violation of the separation of church and state. It’s pretty simple. The person in charge immediately recognized the problem and simply removed the Bible.

Mikey has nothing against the Bible. The MRFF would have had he same reaction if it had been the Book of Mormon or the Torah.

You might be interested in knowing that some of the soldiers who contacted us were Christians. They are aware that not all those to whom the tribute was dedicated were Christians and felt the Bible’s inclusion to be inappropriate.

Per your claim that 75% of the military is Christian, what difference does that make? As it happens, the staff, clients and those associated with the MRFF are 95% Christian.

Mike doesn’t exercise authority over the military, it’s own laws and regulations do. Sometimes people just have to be reminded.

Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors

Mike, to me, a fellow Christian Veteran, that’s what’s wrong with America today, to many politically correct  individuals pushing their correctness. You guys are part of the problem.
(name withheld)

Hi (name withheld),

The term “politically correct” has become a kind of quick and easy punching bag for people these days and too often sweeps up some very important matters that deserve serious thought. Being aware of not only the feelings of those around us but also their value and dignity is not to be scoffed at and batted away with a casual back of the hand or the turn of a currently catchy phrase.

You identify yourself as a Christian and a veteran. Did you serve with men and women who were Jews or Muslims or atheists or of another belief system? Were they any less patriotic than you? Were they of any less value to their country because they were not Christian? Should they be shunted aside or ignored, ridiculed or insulted because they were not Christian?

I think if you are, as you claim, a true Christian, you may want to give some thought to just who it is that is being “part of the problem.”

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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