I get it! Founder of MRFF believes this.

In MRFF’s homepage top, there is this quote by Mikey Weinstein: “When one proudly dons a U.S. Military uniform, there is only one religious symbol: the American flag. There is only one religious Scripture: the American Constitution. Finally, there is only one religious faith: American patriotism.”

Hombre mia! What are they? American Nazis? The quote says MRFF goals very accurately. Their goals are to subdue any religion except the religion of MRFF. His quote sounds good, doesn’t it? Which Americans don’t like those three item?!? Problem is he puts them above every known ethics. If American government orders military to kill Mikey or any other innocent American, the quote calls for obedience to the government’s order rather than Christian ethics’ call to avoid such murder. By the quote above, Mikey is affirming and pushing for his agenda of placing Christianity and other religions under the rule of government. And who influences government? Mikey and MRFF influences government agencies, like military base Commanding Officer, to do their agenda. What MRFF professes is actually the opposite of its past and present accomplishments, which match perfectly what Mikey said in the quote. If you are leaders in government and military, beware of MRFF’s obvious agenda.


 

Hi (name withheld) –
Thanks for writing to the MRFF.  I am a USAF veteran who has actively supported the MRFF for several years now.  I’m also a lifelong, committed Christian.
I have to say, you actually don’t “get it” unless you are suggesting that America’s core principles are akin to those of the Nazi Party, or in some other way unethical.  I’m pretty sure that is not what you mean to imply… or maybe it is, you’d have to clarify your statement.
I also have to say that if you believe Christianity has cornered the market on ethical behavor then you really don’t “get it”.  I spent four years at the USAF Academy and six years on active duty in the USAF.  During that decade of service, I came to know many, many honorable servicemen and servicewomen who don’t happen to share my Christian faith.  I can assure you that none of them were relying on guidance from the Christians in the squadron to inform them of what behavior is ethical.  So for you to suggest that Christianity must be given a position of prominence within the US military in order to ensure ethical behavior is both incredibly arrogant and patently unconstitutional.
The single thing that all US military members share with every other current and former US military member, regardless of one’s individual religious beliefs, is that every one of them has sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That is the simple point that Mikey makes with his admittedly provocative quote (Mikey likes to be provocative, as it gets people’s attention which is a good thing — certainly got your attention, eh?).
But if you’d take just a moment to reflect upon what it is that our military should and should not do with regard to sectarian religious beliefs, including non-belief, the only rational conclusion is that no particular belief is entitled to any sort of official preference or promotion.  That doesn’t mean that people like you and I can’t enjoy and practice our Christian faith — we can, and I certainly practiced mine before, during, and after my military service.  But I never forgot that the purpose of the US military is to defend the Constitution, and not to serve as a pulpit for the promotion of a personal religious agenda.
Peace,
Mike Challman
Christian, USAF veteran, MRFF supporter

Ah, (name withheld), you’re back. What a surprise…

And again you choose to misunderstand. Note I said “choose.”

Mikey’s point, if you’d care to open your mind just a touch, is that the laws of the U.S. and the regulations of our military are written to honor the separation of church and state as designed by the Founders of our country. Nowhere does he say members of the military cannot have a religious, philosophical or ethical belief system. He believes they do and every one of them should be honored. He also knows that every member of the military is taught that the UCMJ provides that she or he has not only the right but the duty to disobey an unlawful order. Perhaps you missed that lesson.

The “agenda” you choose to ascribe to the MRFF is made of whole cloth in your troubled mind. The only actual agenda of the MRFF is to protect the right of free choice of belief (or non-belief) of every member of the military, regardless of rank or station.

This would be obvious, even to you, if the filter you have placed over your thought processes that sees a threat to Christianity in anything and everything that discomfits you were to be removed.

Peace be to you.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Lights

    Wow. Mikey is a Nazi because he fights Dominionist nonsense like this? No one is keeping you from practicing Christianity as you see fit. But I don’t see you defending the place of other religions, only Christianity. As per the First Amendment, you have the right to worship the deity of your choice. Why are you so unwilling to respect the religious beliefs of others and keep the bible where it belongs…in your life and in your church? I don’t cram Paganism down everyone’s throat because that’s not how we roll in this country. All religions are to be respected, not just one.

  2. XaurreauX

    Dear Lightweight Who Conflates the MRFF With Nazis,

    Secularism is for grownups. You aren’t expected to understand.

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