Army

You are unamerican organization  I am appalled.   Quit harassing tomorrow’s leaders.  If u need a cause go after Obama and his Musliem friends   I don’t know what is worse that you are  a lawyer or a Jew after Christians

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere

USA CONSTITUTION ANY RELIGION & THE MILITARY

The military mission is to defend our diverse nation against its enemies — not promote a religion. The sworn military service oath is to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States„uand bear true faith and allegiance to the same” – not a religion or religious writings. The

Constitution 1 st Amendment prohibits our government or its representatives (which includes the military) from “respecting” any religion. Military service & pay are public, religion is private. Military personnel may privately practice a religion or no religion of their choice, but they may not use their public service, position or office to promote private religious beliefs or impose them on others. Those who disrespect and disregard our

Constitution and their sworn service oath subject themselves to disciplinary action, which should include a USA Constitution 101 course and a thorough briefing on the lawful significance of their sworn oath. Those who choose not to support our Constitution nor honor their oath have the right to seek a career in the private civilian sector for private pay. This problem does not arise where there is intelligence and integrity exhibited by the military leadership.

The United States Constitution 1 st Amendment provides 3 religious liberties for all Americans:

Freedom from religion — our government is prevented from “respecting an establishment of religion” (supporting, favoring, endorsing or promoting any religion). It is the right of al/ Americans to be free from the imposition of religion by the government or its representatives.

Freedom religion — our government is prevented from “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion. It is the right of all Americans to privately practice a religion or no religion provided it does not violate the rights of other Americans. It does not include the right of the government or its representatives to impose religion on Americans-

Freedom to speak about religion — our government is prevented from “abridging the freedom of speech” unless it violates the rights of other Americans. It does not include the right of the government or its representatives to impose religion on Americans.

Separation of church and state is a fundamental liberty of free people that keeps private religion out of public government and public government out of private religion. It is clearly the intent of our Founders as confirmed by the Constitution, the 1 st Amendment, indisputably documented by countless historic public records, publicly acknowledged and accepted by every American President since Thomas Jefferson, continuously confirmed by our US Supreme Court, and firmly embedded in the long established law of our land. The Constitution even provides “no religious test” shall ever be required as a qualification to any public office or public trust (Article VI). These are inconvenient truths history deniers and religious revisionists disingenuously and dishonestly disregard.

Simply stated, we Americans have the right to our own private religious beliefs, but we must respect the right of others to determine and enjoy their own beliefs (the same right we have and enjoy for ourselves). This is also commonly known as the Golden Rule and taught by Jesus in the New Testament (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31). Those who do not respect and extend to other Americans this blessed right are guilty of the height of human hypocrisy and irrationally rejecting basic moral teaching,

Unfortunately, the wise words of the late American humorist Will Rogers too often apply these days – There is no argument in the worW that carries the hatred that a religious belief one does.”

John Compere

Retired Brigadier General, US Army

Military Religious Freedom Foundation Advisory Board Member


Hi (name withheld),

It’s clear you don’t know, as you say, “what is worse.” That’s because you’re an ignoramus.

It is telling, when we get these grammatically incoherent, misspelled messages, that the fools who send them so quickly expose themselves as bigots. It must be hard to be you.

Let me help you clear it up. What’s worse is your readily apparent stupidity.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

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