MRFR are Scrooge and Grinch

From:  (name withheld)
Subject: MRFR are Scrooge and Grinch
Date: December 24, 2019 at 8:16:45 AM MST
To: Information Weinstein

 

Un Merry Christmas to the MRFR Staff:

The MRFR will long be remembered for robbing little children of Christmas toys & stopping Christmas songs and carols. And for eliminating Santa and stopping Christmas plays and Christmas worship and Christmas celebrations of our Lords Mercy and Grace.

But the Birthday of our Savior will still be celebrated all over the world by proper people of Christian faith.

Just as the execution of our Savior at the hands of Jews like the MRFR leader Mickey Weinstein is remembered at Easter.

May all of you at MRFR get lumps of coal in your stockings.

Shame on the MRFR.

Hell Fire and flames awaits the MRFR staff with Satan’s open hands.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Dec 24, 2019, at 8:49 AM, John Compere wrote:

 

(name withheld), hurling hypocritical hatred at a fellow American you do not even know because he was born of a Jewish mother (like Jewish Jesus) reflects only on yourself & reveals a religious racist.
 
The US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit our government (which includes the military & military exchanges) from promoting & endorsing a religion except in military chapels. Your malevolent message is morally misdirected. It should be directed at those who disrespect & disregard our laws rather than at those of us who respect & request compliance with them.
 
For your information, this is the season of goodwill for all military members & their families – not just Christians.
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% are Christians)

I’m SO sorry you are subjected to this anti-semitic shit, especially over the holidays. These people are sick.

 
I, on the other hand, want to wish you the best, most uplifting, and most loving and sharing holidays, whatever the combination is that your family celebrates. I send love and gratitude for your persistence in protecting ALL people in the military and their right to worship (or not) according to the dictates of their conscience—and the rest of us who benefit from the spirit and actions of your work. You are preserving one of THE most important aspects of our Constitution and our rights as Americans. 
 
The gifts you give to this planet serve thousands of people, directly and indirectly every year, and you faithfully support even those you don’t know and will never meet. 
 
We all know from the legend of the Bible that the historical (?) Jesus was not born in December.  In fact, the timing of Christmas is a holiday derived from the ancient practices of pagans all over the world who celebrated birth and rebirth, and the faith that on that darkest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, that the tides would turn and the light would emerge and rule the day. It is that thought I’d like to leave you with today, and we can all hope, intend, pray, manifest, or whatever that people of dark and small hearts, wallowing in hate and fear, might share someday in the redemptive value of the return of light and energy and love after descending to the depths of darkness.  
 
May your holidays be full of love and light and may you share the joy of this season with all those you love and who care for you, at home, and all over the world.  
 
All the best, 
(name withheld)

On Dec 24, 2019, at 10:17 AM, Marshalldoc  wrote:

 

Dear (name withheld),

 

…and the very best of the solstice season to you too!

 

Pardon me for writing under a pseudonym but the deranged content of you un-holiday missive to Mikey suggests you could easily become a troll rather than the rather marginal ‘Christian’ you pretend to be. I say that because the many ‘authentic’ Christians I’ve known would be concerned for the fate of Mikey’s soul rather than gloating over what you believe its future to be, if such things as a ‘soul’ or a place such as ‘Hell’ actually exist. Full disclosure; I gave up such myths when I looked under my bed as a child and found no monsters, only dust bunnies.

 

Oh, the humanity!! All those poor children having no toys, songs, carols, Santa, Christmas plays, worship, or celebrations; and all because of that Grinch,Midey!!

 

(name withheld)!!  Are you delusional? Can you honestly believe that Mikey and the MRFF have denied a single child any of those things by merely insuring that the Constitutional separation of church & state is adhered to? Can you point to a single Tot who’s gone without a USMC-approved toy M4 assault rifle?  (keep in mind that pesky old ‘thou shalt not bear false witness…’ thingy) As if the military played any role in insuring all of America’s children had holiday gifts.  Did you stop & engage in even one minute of rational reflection before banging out your ‘missive’?

 

Are you suggesting the U.S. military celebrate all religious events the troops might wish (Hanukkah, Eid al-Fitr after Ramadan, Hindu, Buddhist, Rob’t E. Lee Day, May Day, Sacrifices to Thor, or Quetzelcoatl, etc)?  Or is your concern merely centered on people such as yourself; preemptively since you are so obviously exceptional in the unarguable truths you hold to be true that all others may be safely consigned to the trash heap of the ignorati? If so, how arrogant can one get? Keep in mind, your self-evident pride is one of the seven deadly sins… not that you’ll suffer in any putative afterlife (it doesn’t exist), but your attitudes toward people will be returned by their attitudes toward you.

 

Oh, and BTW, you should buy a copy of Bonnie Weinstein’s book: “To the Far Right Christian Hater…You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can’t Be Both: Official Hate Mail, Threats, and Criticism from the … Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF Letters)” since in your ‘subject’ & text body you proved Bonnie’s point about bad spelling.
 

Well, I’ve said my piece.  Let me end with a phrase I suspect you should know:

 

“Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men (and Women too)”

 

Marshalldoc

On Dec 24, 2019, at 11:25 AM, Mike  wrote:

 

Hi (name withheld),
 
Got your message. It makes me wonder what it takes for a person who apparently considers herself a Christian to send such an asinine message on the eve of Christmas. Is it your view that Jesus calls upon you to cast aspersions on people you don’t know, including ignorant anti-Semitic slurs aimed at his fellow Jews, in some kind of immature attempt to celebrate his memory with ugliness? Is this your idea of piety?
 
Well, in the spirit of the season, let me say that your ignorance and pettiness make any claim to devotion to or even understanding of the teachings of Jesus a slur on him. You alone are enough to make him weep.
 
You and your mindlessness are a rebuke to the very idea of Christianity. But even so, all of us at the MRFF wish you a happy and hopefully enlightened holiday.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Ted Furlow
On Dec 24, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Ted Furlow  wrote:

 

Dear (name withheld),
Yes, (name withheld), there is a Santa Claus, a baby Jesus, music in shopping malls, carolers at your door step, gifts under the tree, and good cheer to all – just not any of it sponsored by the government.
Christmas has not been cancelled and you are not being persecuted.  So I wish you good cheer and a dose of common sense.  Get a grip on reality in the New Year, after all it will be 2020 – can you see it now?
Best,
Ted Furlow
MRFF Advisory Board Member

Response from MRFF Supporter Jude

On Dec 25, 2019, at 6:58 PM, Jude  wrote:

Hello (name withheld)
   Such a lovely name you were provided with, and one would anticipate being filled with a goodness with anything coming from you.. yet I discovered after just a few lines that you carelessly threw open the shutters to your shattered soul, releasing your spiritual damage.
   The Christmas experience for those of sound mind and gentleness of being is one of innocence, and a deep level of gratitude for the gift of the Savior’s birth.
  How shockingly
“Un- Christian”  you have revealed yourself to be.
Shame on you.
   Sincerely,
       Jude

 

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2 Comments

  1. Grey One talks sass

    The letter writer has the same comprehension issues when reading their holy book as they do with literature. Both Scrooge and the Grinch are redemption stories. Neither ended up taking anything from the holiday so the letter writers point would be*???

    *besides anyone who doesn’t fit my worldview is evil and icky.

  2. G

    Why doesn’t the letter writer complain about how Thanksgiving is no longer revere like it used to be? Nowadays, you see Christmas preparations and items during the month of November. They didn’t do those things years ago.

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