From: (name withheld)
Date: December 18, 2018 at 12:47:47 PM MST
To:[email protected]militaryreligiousfreedom.org” <[email protected]militaryreligiousfreedom.org>
Subject: ?

I was just wondering how many people do less good for others because of what your organization does and if you feel you make the world a better place?

Merry Christmas! Yes, not afraid to say that!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere

On Dec 18, 2018, at 2:12 PM, John Compere  wrote:

Dear (name withheld),
More than 60,000 military men & women (96% Christians) have requested their right to religious freedom, to which all Americans are entitled under the Constitution, be protected from those who force their religious beliefs on them in the military workplace interfering with their military duties, efficiency & morale.
They are fortunate the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a non-profit constitutional rights organization (over 80% Christians), exists to represent them when requested. Its motto is “Fighting for our service members’ rights so they can fight for ours” & its advocacy has resulted in 7 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
There are at least 60,000 fellow Americans who are grateful for the good being done & feel the world is a better place because of it. We serve them with patriotic pride & will continue to do so.
May you have a Blessed Christmas,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam)
Military Religious Freedom Foundation Advisory Board Member
Texas rancher

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Dec 18, 2018, at 3:38 PM, Mike wrote:

Hi (name withheld),

Yes, we’re doing our best to make a contribution by protecting the rights of all those in the military.

I’m not aware of anyone doing less good because of our work, actually it’s quite the reverse.

No one is kept from doing service to others by paying heed to the U.S. Constitution. If people want

to donate their free time to assist the work of a religious organization, that’s fine with us. It just can’t,
according to the law and military regulations, be given official sanction, can’t be at the order of a

I trust that’s not too hard for you to understand.

And you certainly have nothing to fear in wishing Merry Christmas. That’s your right. But if you were a
military officer ordering those in your command to do so, you’d be stepping across the line. I hope
that makes it easier for you to comprehend.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

From:  (name withheld)
Subject: ?
Date: December 18, 2018 at 2:56:30 PM MST

What is wrong with you people?
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Dec 18, 2018, at 3:26 PM, Mike wrote:

Hi (name withheld),

Nothing, thanks. How are you?

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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