Jesus Candy on Base

Sir,

Learn what the First Amendment says about religious freedom instead of using it to push your athiest ideology.
You sir, are an idiot and an asshat.  Mikey.  You are also an ignorant, immature child.
Grow up!
No fan of yours.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
No worries little fella… I am already all grown up… Thanks for your kind email… Mikey

LMAO.  “Little fella”.  If only you knew short stuff.  Bring it on of you’re feeling up to it Mikey.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
Excuse me but are you communicating a threat over the Internet (name withheld)?… If so please be playing with your meaning?!

Not threatening you, making you aware that your talk can be said to my face if you’re feeling your oats.

The real irony of your efforts speaking against Jesus is that when you do pass on, Jesus will be your judge.
Best of luck on your journey.
I’ll be praying for you.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
Have no need for your sanctimonious and arrogant “I am praying for you“ bullshit, Skippy… I am happy to say anything to your face that I would say over the Internet… However, if you’re planning on issuing any threats or characterizing your most recent emails to me as “threatening“, well, we have a lot of experience with that… We represent over 66,200 members of the US military and veterans here at the foundation… About 95% are Christians… We have over 450 paid and volunteer staff here & about 80%-plus are also Christians… I am Jewish but half of my family is Christian… Therefore your assertions that we are somehow against Christians are completely specious… That is a big word but you can probably check it out in the dictionary… eaten any good books lately?… Mikey…

Still praying for you “Skippy”. I have a strong feeling you’re going to need it. Good luck with your meeting with Jesus skippy.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
I have a strong feeling that you should go back and try for that GED… Education is always the key… Don’t give up… I’m praying for you…

OMG – this is ridiculous… It’s like a tv show you don’t like….simply don’t watch it!!  Just don’t purchase the candy….get over it….It’s CANDY!!!  Such nonsense over nothing.  I think your website is petty and not worth reading….did I ask you to take it down???  NO!!  I choose not to read it often…and frankly I don’t..only once in a while when looking for a laugh…kind of like watching cnn….for laughs.

Continue on whatever path you choose to take – just don’t impede my right to choose!

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

I think you got everything wrong my friend… Our foundation had dozens of military clients come to us for help on this one at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs Colorado… The majority, as always, are Christians themselves…Try to get your facts right before you start throwing stones, Skippy


Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Dec 31, 2019, at 1:12 PM, John Compere  wrote:

(name withheld), for your information, the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit our government, which includes the military, from promoting & endorsing a religion on military installations except at military chapels. It should not surprise any rational adult that military exchanges, a part of the Department of Defense, are required to comply with our laws & regulations.
 
Your nasty name-calling is moronically misdirected. It would be more rationally directed at those who disrespect & disregard our laws rather than at those of us who respect & request compliance with them.
 
This is the season of goodwill for all military members & their families – not exclusively Christians.
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80% Christians)

Hi Mikey,
I read it and must admit your article also sounds terribly slanted twisted and horribly biased as well.  Maybe we should just meet in the middle and call it a day.  I won’t change my mind
and it’s clear that you won’t either.  I again say….It’s just candy…no one has to purchase it.  I still stand by stones thrown,
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
Agreeing to disagree is of course the EXACT way that every war and rape starts out… Your call… Happy new year…

Happy New Year to you as well, still the fact remains that it is simply candy– I give you credit for the “spin” you put on it however I am very capable of thinking for myself and
don’t buy in to the spin paradigm.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
…not merely “candy” to those who are being marginalized by fundamentalist Christian tyranny all day and all night at Peterson AFB, bro…


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:13 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

Hi (name withheld),
 
We’re well aware of the First Amendment. Perhaps you might read it over a couple of times before you attack so stupidly.
 
Just FYI, there is no “atheist ideology” here. Our brief is to keep the government out of the religion business. Having the U.S. Government sell candy or anything else that promotes a particular religious view violates the very Amendment you pretend to understand.
 
As to your personal comments, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Marty France:

Dear (name withheld),

If it’s “just candy” and we all have free speech, then why complain about ANY word or symbol on the bag?  How about a Swastika in April with “Adolph Candy?” Hammer and Sickle in October?

Should the BX be able to sell MAGA hats?  Biden shirts?

The bottom line is that if you want or need something labeled with a political or religious bent (something our Constitution says that government institution’s can’t endorse or promote) then drive off base and buy it there. You’re free to do so!

Sincerely,

Marty France, PhD
Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)
MRFF Advisory Board


Dear General,
Once again, I thank you for your service. I don’t share your opinion and it’s clear you don’t share my opinion. I do however respect you opinion and would expect nothing less
from you or anyone else. The last email I got from Mikey shows the unwillingness for MRFF to respect anyone’s opinion other than their own. As I told Mikey, I can think for myself. I don’t need anyone to tell me what to think.
I wish you and yours a Happy New Year, thank you for your service.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France

On Dec 31, 2019, at 3:08 PM, Martin France wrote:

Dr, I respect your right to HAVE your own opinion on this matter. That does not mean, however, that I think your opinion is right or even of equal value. The fact is, there are legal and Constitutional reasons why government organizations can’t endorse a particular religious views. Having an opinion that that isn’t the case, if kind of like having an opinion that the sky is green.  Thinking it so, doesn’t make it so. Nor is your “hue opinion” worth considering on an equal basis with those that say the sky is usually blue.

I think Mikey would agree with all of what I say above.
I do thank you for the civil discourse!
Happy New Year!
M

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