You should correct your name.

Just like so many other left-wing radical groups, your name is deceiving. Be truthful, be honest, not deceptive. It appears your group has nothing to do with religious freedom, But more like freedom from religion. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize you can’t have freedom of religion and freedom from religion at the same time. If you take a look at the first amendment to the constitution again, and read beyond the comma, you will see that you do not have the right to interfere with the practice of religion as well. Or, you can just keep on reading only the parts that you like to read. Our country is in a very sad state because of groups like yours.


(name withheld)


Hi (name withheld),

Your judgement is showing.

What “appears” to you to be the case is simply wrong. Fox News has a way of twisting

the minds of its viewers, so your message is not unexpected. It’s just wrong.

“… you can’t have freedom of religion and freedom from religion at the same time.” Really?

You might consider looking into rocket science. Does the freedom of speech require you

to speak? Does the freedom of assembly require you to assemble? Do you actually have

trouble understanding what freedom is?

It appears you believe that freedom of religion means one is free to choose her or his religion,

but must choose one. Is that what they teach in the classes that allowed you to call yourself

a DMD? One from column A or one from column B, but you must take one?

If you’ll take a look at the mission statement of the MRFF you’ll find that it is anything but

a “left wing radical group.” But I doubt you’ll go to the trouble. You’d clearly much rather

hear something on Fox News that rattles your cage and lash out at an organization you

don’t know because they are in high dudgeon about our efforts in support of the

Constitution. You see, there is such a thing as the separation of church and state and

there is a reason for it. It’s to protect the right of those who don’t believe the Bible is the

end-all and be-all when it comes to faith in God. And it is also, whether you can comprehend

it or not, to protect the right of those who choose to not align with a particular religion or

possibly even not to believe that a God exists.

It’s called America, Robert. And it’s called freedom. And that allows for people to believe

differently than you choose to believe.

And that’s what the MRFF is about: protecting the rights of the men and women in the military

to believe as they choose rather than the way you and Fox News would require that they believe.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


Dear  –(name withheld),


I am writing in response to your April 12, 2016 email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (“MRFF”).


Contrary to your claim, freedom of religion and freedom from religion can coexist – that is how the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause work together.  We have the freedom to practice whatever religion we choose (or no religion at all), while also being free from government endorsement of one religion over other religions (or no religion).  I guess it’s fair to say you’re not a rocket scientist.


Further, removing the Bible from a POW/MIA display does not interfere with any practice of religion – including it in a display designed to honor ALL service members (not only Christian service members) does not interfere with anyone’s ability or freedom to read the Bible, follow its teachings, attend church services, pray, or even discuss the Christian religion with others at the appropriate time, place, and manner.


It seems to me that you are the one who is only reading the parts of the Constitution you want to read.  I hope you do not read the Bible in the same “pick-and-choose” manner.


Blessed be,


Tobanna Barker

MRFF Legal Affairs Coordinator


Ah (name withheld). You disappoint. I think anger is the proper response to self-important snobs who

refuse to recognize their own ignorance.

No one here and nothing we have done suggests we oppose your having a religious belief.

I’m fine, thanks. And I have enough knowledge of and experience with Fox News and its devotees

to feel pity for both until their true believers come regurgitating the poison they spew. It does become

a bit disheartening, I must say, to hear one who claims to be educated parroting their drivel.

I pity your patients.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)










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