Your views

From: (name withheld)

Subject: Your views
Date: August 14, 2018 at 6:07:59 PM MDT
It is my belief, that somewhere along the way, you lost your purpose. You have nothing to gain by pursuing people with purpose in such haste and with such hate. So, a Colonel, who encourages his troops and checks on them.deserves prison time just bc he puts God in there? Do u feel the same for the Muslims who try to FORCE their religion on others? I think the bone u need to pick is with God himself! He will win that one, sir.

PS…I teach at a Christian school and I pray with kids every day and tell them about Jesus!! They will go into this sad world and do the same. I would love for  u to come and meet my polite, loving, hardworking Jesus freaks. Oh…are those bad attributes to have??

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Aug 14, 2018, at 7:04 PM, Mike  wrote:

Hi (name withheld),

You’re quite wrong. Mikey’s purpose is clear and he’s about pursuing it every day. You’re also wrong about what he does and

how he does it. No one here opposes an officer having his or her private religious belief. What we want honored is the

fact that everyone has his or her private belief and it may not be the same as that of the superior officer. And that, of course,

is because we have what is called the freedom of religion or the freedom to believe as one chooses in this country.

Of course we would oppose it if an officer who happened to be of the Islamic faith used his or her position to impose a personal

belief system on those in subordinate positions. Just as we would oppose an officer who happened to be an atheist doing the same

thing. And we have. But of course the curses and slurs and brickbats and judgments come out when the person crossing the line between church and state does so to promote Christianity and we have the audacity to raise the same objection.

If the kids in your school are there by choice and want to become “hardworking Jesus freaks,” as you put it, that’s their decision – or that of their parents – and we’d have no problem with it. That’s what freedom of belief means.

It just seems that when someone chooses a route different from that prescribed by those who consider themselves to be the true believers, some Christians seem to have difficulty accepting it. Why is that?

Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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