Dog Tags

You are terribly wrong going after the religious dog tags. You are not upholding some grand idea you are simply being cruel and petty. The men and women that fight for this country’s freedoms have the right to their beliefs and should not be restricted by your beliefs. It is their choice to have the religious reference on their tags because it is important to them and helps them get through their duties. It may be the last thing they see before they die fighting for us all and if that gives them comfort your organization is cruel to deny them that. You have the right to your beliefs due to the blood of these men and women, shame on you for not allowing them the comfort of their beliefs. You know these dogtags do not promote religion, it is only seen by the wearer and unfortunately their family at the time of their death. Get off your misguided high horse and be decent human beings.

DO NOT put me on your email list know that you have my address

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 6:40 AM Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]militaryreligiousfreedom.org> wrote:
you will NOT be put on any list of ours, terry, but you WILL get a reply from one or two from us…you MAY NOT throw stones at us and then run and hide and dictate to us that we cannot respond to you!!!……you have NO RIGHT!!…we WILL defend ourselves!!…Mikey Weinstein

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Dec 4, 2019, at 4:16 PM, Mike  wrote:

Hi (name withheld),
I”m not sure what your perception of “a grand idea” might be, but we think the U.S. Constitution qualifies. Freedom of religion is one of the things that makes this country great, and the idea that someone wants to  impugn the integrity of our laws by using a U.S. government artifact to proselytize for a particular faith is a direct assault on that cherished tenet.
You are correct that “the men and women that fight for this country’s freedoms have the right to their beliefs.” We have no quarrel with that. They’re welcome to carry or wear religious symbols or messages that are allowed by law and military regulations, but to use a facsimile of a government artifact to promote one faith over others crosses the line. I’m sorry you don’t understand that.
 
I’m also sorry you’re so smugly satisfied in your indignation that you find it appropriate to waste your breath and our time by condemning people concerned with protecting the constitution rather than looking into the motives of those who want to sneak around the separation of church and state and infiltrate our military with their belief system.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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