No more Jesus rifles

People like you are disgusting slime that crawls the earth. Got nothing better to do, do you.

Civil liberties my ass, you just want attention that’s all you do this shit for.

Trijicon should’ve told you to shove it up your ass and kept printing the Bible verses on ACOG’s

You’re all ass wipes!!!

(name withheld)

 Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member Joan Slish
 Dear (name withheld),
 
You do know that our military is secular (not Christian) and must obey our Constitution, Supreme Court rulings and the UCMJ?
 
You do know that Trijicon also supplied rifles to foreign governments that may not be Christian?
 
Trijicon volunteered to remove the scripture quote(s) and stop using them at the behest of the Department of Defense because they broke multiple laws.
 
Mikey and MRFF do not act on our own but only when he receives complaints from our service members.
 
We also have many distinguished and honorable military members on our Board and Advisory Board whom we rely on for their expertise on religion in the military. 
 
Contrary to what you may have been told we are neither an atheist organization nor are we anti-Christian. Mikey is Jewish (and prays to the same Father we do 3 times a day) and 80% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters (315 in total) of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians. In fact, 96% of our 53,000+ soldier clients are mainline Christians and we fight for them more than any other belief or non-belief.
 
The Treaty of Tripoli was signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796.It was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, receiving ratification unanimously from the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797, and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797; a mere 8 years since our Constitution went into effect. If what was written was wrong in anyway, there would have been uproar. But, it passed unanimously and confirmed that America was not founded on Christianity.

Treaty of Tripoli:

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Mohammedan] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

The Constitution reflects our founder’s views of a secular government protecting the freedom of any belief or unbelief. 
 
The historian, Robert Middlekauff, observed, “The idea that the Constitution expressed a moral view seems absurd. There were no genuine evangelicals in the Convention, and there were no heated declarations of Christian piety.” 
 
“Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.”
As Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom
 
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
James Madison, letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, 1803.
 
As defenders of the Constitution we fight for the separation of church and state.
 
“…but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” (Article I, III)
This means that from the President to Congress to the military – no one’s job is based on their religion.
 
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (Establishment Clause), or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (Free Exercise Clause).”(First Amendment)
 
The Establishment Clause means that you cannot favor one religion over another even though it is in the majority. This clause respects the RIGHTS of all religions. Our military is SECULAR and there are people of other faiths that don the uniform that love this country. 
 
The Free Exercise Clause (which is subservient to the Establishment Clause) means that our soldiers are free to exercise any religion they want or no religion at all but cannot elevate one God above others.
 
“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” 
Thomas Jefferson, to the Virginia Baptists (1808) ME 16:320. 
 
This is his second known use of the term “wall of separation,” here quoting his own use in the Danbury Baptist letter.
 
This wording of the original was several times upheld by the Supreme Court as an accurate description of the Establishment Clause.
 
“Jefferson’s concept of “separation of church and state” first became a part of Establishment Clause jurisprudence in Reynolds v. U.S., 98 U.S. 145 (1878). In that case, the court examined the history of religious liberty in the US, determining that while the constitution guarantees religious freedom, “The word ‘religion’ is not defined in the Constitution. We must go elsewhere, therefore, to ascertain its meaning and nowhere more appropriately, we think, than to the history of the times in the midst of which the provision was adopted.” The court found that the leaders in advocating and formulating the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty were James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Quoting the “separation” paragraph from Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists, the court concluded that, “coming as this does from an acknowledged leader of the advocates of the measure, it may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment thus secured.
 
In 1878 “separation of church and state” became part of the Establishment Clause BY LAW.
 
The Supreme Court heard the Lemon v. Kurtzman case in 1971 and ruled in favor of the Establishment Clause.
Subsequent to this decision, the Supreme Court has applied a three-pronged test to determine whether government action comports with the Establishment Clause, known as the Lemon Test:
 
Government action violates the Establishment Clause unless it: 
1. has a significant secular (i.e., non-religious) purpose, 
2. does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion 
3. does not foster excessive entanglement between government and religion
 
Parker v. Levy: 
 “This Court has long recognized that the military is, by necessity, a specialized society separate from civilian society… While the members of the military are not excluded from the protection granted by the First Amendment, the different character of the military community and of the military mission requires a different application of those protections. … The fundamental necessity for obedience, and the consequent necessity for imposition of discipline, may render permissible within the military that which would be constitutionally impermissible outside it… Speech [in any form] that is protected in the civil population may nonetheless undermine the effectiveness of response to command.  If it does, it is constitutionally unprotected.” (Emphasis added) Parker v. Levy, 417 U.S. 733, 1974
 
AFI (Air Force Instruction) 1-1, Section 2.12:
 2.12. Balance of Free Exercise of Religion and Establishment Clause. Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for their own free exercise of religion, including individual expressions of religious beliefs, and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. They must ensure their words and actions cannot reasonably be construed to be officially endorsing or disapproving of, or extending preferential treatment for any faith, belief, or absence of belief. 
 
To place the Christian God above all others is in violation of The Separation of Church and State codified in the Constitution (1878), Reynolds v. U.S., Lemon v. Kurtzman, the Lemon Test, Parker v. Levy and AFI 1-1, Section 2.12
 
“One nation under God” was added in 1954.
 
“In God We Trust” was adopted as the official motto in 1956 to replace the unofficial motto E Pluribus Unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782.
 
“In God We Trust” was first put on our paper currency in 1957.
 
You should have checked out our Mission Statement before firing off this email based on the lies and omissions of others.
 
Just because Christianity is in the majority in America does not give it the right to elevate itself over all others. As retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said “We do not count heads before enforcing the First Amendment.”
 
And, no, we are not “all ass wipes.”
 
Joan Slish
MRFF Advisory Board Member

 Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere
Dear (name withheld),
Your malevolent message makes it obvious you know very little about the United States Armed Forces & even less about our American Constitution & the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
The military mission is to defend our nation against its enemies – not promote a religion. The sworn military service oath is “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States…and bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” – not to a deity or religion.
 
The Constitution lawfully prohibits our government or its representatives, which includes the military, from promoting a religion. Military regulations prohibit proselytizing a religion in the military workplace during military duty. Military chapels are available for those who choose to worship & military chaplains are available for those who desire spiritual support.
 
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation represents over 52,000 military members, veterans & civilians (96% of whom are Christians) who have requested that their lawful right to determine, enjoy, & practice their own beliefs be respected & protected. They do not want someone else’s version of religion imposed upon them while performing their military service. We proudly represent them, when requested, to ensure they are provided this same Constitution right as all Americans. The individual freedom to believe or not believe is the very essence of American religious liberty.
 
It has been my experience that a man who resorts to vacuous vulgarity & nasty name-calling does so when he cannot address a subject matter in any mature or meaningful way.
Most Sincerely,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam)
Military Religious Freedom Foundation Advisory Board Member

 Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

Hi (name withheld),

Something seems to have pierced the shield around your brain, but apparently only part
of the information came through. I suspect that happens to you a lot.

Jesus didn’t actually own a rifle, seems he had no need of one. Does that bother you, or is there some
other part of your personal anatomy that you really wanted to talk about?

You seem to have confused civil liberties with your ass. That not something we can help with. I
suspect, given all energy you’ve spent here focusing on asses, yours and others, a good
proctologist might be just what is needed in your case.

I do hope you get these posterior problems resolved. Once you do, let us know how else
we can help.

Best,

Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)


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2 Comments

  1. Dodger Blue

    How about Jesus bayonets or swords instead?

  2. G

    Sorry Dodger Blue, but that is not allowed either

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