Dear Mr. Weinstein:

You do understand the meaning of religious freedom or let’s keep it simple,  freedom? If soldiers wearing dog tags want to put a piece of scripture on their dog tags it’s none of your damn business and it’s their freedom to do so. You’re acting like a Nazi and you wouldn’t want to be perceived that way right?  You are a complete hypocrite!

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

Don’t ever call me a NazI, ma’am!!… I lost a lot of members of my family in the holocaust… That was disgusting of you to do that!!…How DARE you!…you have essentially zero understanding of what is going on in this matter… These are not government issued dog tags they are merely souvenir dog tags which members of the military or anyone else can buy from a for-profit company that is BLATANTLY violating their license agreement with the department of defense NOT to advance a Partisan/sectarian religious agenda with the use of the military logos… I am now prepared to accept your apology…


On Dec 5, 2019, at 9:39 AM, John Compere  wrote:

(name withheld),

Your malevolent message is moronically misdirected. It would be more rationally & realistically directed toward those who disrespect & disregard our laws rather than at those of us who respect & request compliance with our laws.
For your information –
Military members may pursue any belief & possess any scripture they desire, but one version of religion cannot be officially promoted & endorsed by our secular government over all others by placing its scripture on government issue property (military identification tags) at taxpayer expense because that violates the US Constitution, American law, Department of Defense regulatory laws & military regulations. Our troops do not have the right or authority to determine or alter what is or is not on their government issued military identification tags or military identification cards.
Most Sincerely,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% Christians)

Mr. Weinstein:

I do apologize and hope that you will continue fighting for religious freedom and freedom of speech for all members of the global planet community. There have been so many attacks on christians that I have become overly sensitive to this.


(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

Your kind and heartfelt apology is completely accepted (name withheld)… Thank you for being compassionate and empathetic enough to offer it… I understand how you may feel you are “under attack”… But I assure you that those who follow minority faiths no faith traditions feel even worse… Just so you know, we represent over 66,100 members of the US military and veterans here at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation… The number is going up markedly every day… About 95% of them are Christians… We have over 450 people that work in this foundation both paid and especially volunteers… Well over 80% of them are Christians… I am not that religious but I am Jewish and proud of that… Half of my family is Christian… I want to wish you a merry Christmas and holiday season and I will try my best to enjoy Hanukkah and the rest of the holiday season… Be well my friend… Mikey…

I sent an apology to Mr. Weinstein. You are very talented with your insults. Christians throughout the world are attacked on a daily basis especially in the United States, so yes I am defensive.
I do except responsibility for jumping and reacting emotionally without thoroughly investigating the situation but you lose your credibility when you fire back with insulting comments as well, sir.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere

On Dec 5, 2019, at 10:27 AM, John Compere  wrote:

Thank you for your thoughtful response to our Founder & President. We too are human & sometimes respond in-kind (“moronically”) to insulting hate mail (“Nazi” & “hypocrite”). Please accept my apology & we honestly hope your holidays are happy.


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