Mikey/MRFF’s Statement on the Retirement of Americans United’s Executive Director Rev. Barry W. Lynn

As 2017 draws to an end, MRFF looks back upon a tumultuous year which has greatly tested the mettle and grit of freedom loving Americans everywhere who value the separation of church and state in our government and in our military.  

Americans United (AU) is a staunch MRFF ally. They relish in our victories and share in our dismay during times of monumental struggle and regress. But both of our organizations know this game well.  We know that turbulent ups and downs are to be expected on this brutal civil rights journey.  The arduous struggle to defend the Constitution demands great spirit, motivation, and the ability to steadily persevere without backing down to those who aim to dismantle America’s freedom.  Having alliances with others sharing in this mindset is a powerful asset.  

On November 7, 2011 I was greatly honored by AU and was awarded the organization’s first ever “Person of the Year Award.”  In their press release, AU described MRFF as “the leading voice protecting church-state separation in the military.” 

For 25 years, Rev. Barry W. Lynn served as AU’s executive director fighting for American’s Constitutional rights of similar ilk. 

Barry recently retired after an illustrious career.

MRFF and AU maintain a powerful pattern of victories as the result of combining forces on occasion to bring the fight to the fundamentalist Christian dominionist elements in our government. While I’m sad to see a tireless civil rights pioneer like Barry go, at the same time I am honored to have worked with him over the years and to have formed a mutually beneficial relationship with AU. MRFF and AU’s alliance is strong, and will only continue to flourish during these incredibly pressing times.

MRFF, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Barry for his courageous efforts, and to wish him the very best of luck in retirement.

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