Featured Email From MRFF’s Inbox: “Proud Rural Jew”

From: MRFF Client’s E-Mail Address Withheld
Subject: Proud Rural Jew
Date: December 12, 2017 at 10:30:20 AM MST
To: Mikey Weinstein

I’m a proud rural Jew – and one of only three Jewish people in my entire
Appalachian county. When groups like MRFF talk about confronting
Dominionists, I know what they’re talking about. I’ve seen it in my
town: Pastors who salivate at every Mid-East War, Islamaphobic reverends
who hate Muslims even though they’ve never met one their whole life. And
that’s just for starters: Don’t even get me started on parents who throw
out their LGBT kids, or pull their daughters out of public school for
learning too much.

For any number of these reasons – poverty, escaping a rough home life, a
desire for adventure – many young people in our community look to the
military for a way out. Nothing wrong with that. After all, the military
promises rural kids so many things – from a future, to honor, to leaving
the past behind.

With that in mind, can you imagine how soul crushing it is, to be one
these kids going into to military, only to discover inside the armed
forces the same type of bigotry that exists outside of it?

That’s why groups like the MRFF are so important! Because who can you
call when bigotry strikes its ugly head? When I was considering the
military, and I had questions about religious observance in uniform, I
contacted the MRFF! And they responded more quickly and with more skill
than I could have ever dreamed of! Mikey walked me through the in’s and
out’s of the issue I was facing, and the possible solutions to the
problem I was facing.

MRFF provided me with more help I could have possibly imagined. And I’m
happy that if a friend of mine ever needs help defending /their /freedom
within the organization that’s defending /our /freedom – I’ll know who
to send them to!

Keep fighting a good fight y’all!

(MRFF Client Name Withheld)

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1 Comment

  1. G

    If Lyndon Johnson had not gotten stuck in Vietnam, then maybe we could have wiped out poverty in the USA with his Great Society program where poor people could have a chance at a decent life and did not have to join military. Of course, when Reagan came into office, everything went downhill after that.

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