The bible

From: (name withheld)
Subject: The bible
Date: May 7, 2019 at 9:05:55 PM MDT


So you want too use a veteran to due too remove a Bible?

          WAY TO GO
Look back when we removed god from our schools,and this country, violence,murder,chaos,corrupt government, mass murders, no correcting our children, LGBT!
Thank you so much ,you are part of the problem,not the solution!!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On May 8, 2019, at 12:39 AM, Mike  wrote:


Hi (name withheld),

Your message is a little hard to understand. You might try being a bit more clear.

Of course I get that you’re not happy with our work, and it’s also clear you don’t understand who

we are and why what we do is important. That can be fixed. All you have to do is read our mission
Seeing the problems you listed that it appears you associate with removing “god from our schools” raises
some questions for me. Who removed god from our schools? When? I don’t recall that happening. God is certainly
very much part of religious schools and surely some public schools study the history of religion and that

sort of thing. So I’m not sure of your point.

When is it you think this happened? Was there no “violence, murder, chaos, corrupt government, mass murders,”

etc. before that? And how is it you’ve been deprived of “correcting our children?” What does that even mean?

LGBT? I know what that means, but are you suggesting there was no homosexuality before god got expelled?

I have a feeling you’re not very clear on what the problems are, much less the solutions.

But if you have questions about our work, we’re happy to help.

Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere
On May 8, 2019, at 7:40 AM, John Compere  wrote:

(name withheld),
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation opposes evangelical Christians putting their religious scripture version in the middle of non-religious POW/MIA remembrance displays to publicly proselytize their private religious beliefs for the following reasons –
It is wrong (& illegal) because it (1) disobeys the US Constitution, US Armed Forces regulations & American law, (2) distorts the original non-religious purpose of POW/MIA remembrance by promoting their private religious scripture version, (3) distracts from non-religious POW/MIA remembrance by promoting religious beliefs not shared by all POWs, MIAs, military members & civilians, (4) disregards common dinner table settings that do not have religious scripture in the middle of them, & (5) disrespects millions of military & civilian Americans who are not evangelical Christians.
“Forced worship stinks in God’s nostrils.” – Roger Williams (American clergy, colony founder & revolutionary)
“God enters by private door into every individual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist)
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Advisory Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% of whom are Christians)

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