Stay Out

As a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, I am writing to express my opinion of the work you are doing.  To sum it up, keep your organization out of our military.  You are certainly free to not believe in God, but don’t assume others share your beliefs.  Taking Bible verses off of dog tags is just a self serving act to draw attention to your pathetic organization.  Those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines will draw on those verses in troubling times.  You too will one day cry out for God to save you, I pray it’s not too late.

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Dec 4, 2019, at 8:31 PM, Mike  wrote:

Hey (name withheld),
Where do you get your information? Do you think for yourself or just parrot what people tell you?
Who told you we don’t believe in God? If you decided that to be the case, on what basis did you so
decide?
You know, blowing off a lot of nonsense when you’re acting from a false premise is an act of pure
ignorance.
We believe it is inappropriate for a segment of the U.S. Government to appear in any way to promote one religion or belief system over any other. Fortunately, so do the laws of the United States and the regulations of our military.
Calm yourself, if you can, and allow us to protect the freedom of religious or non-religious choice of our women and men in the military. That is, we believe, an important and patriotic thing to do.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Dec 5, 2019, at 8:31 AM, John Compere wrote:
(name withheld), first & foremost – thank you for your military service.
 
Military members may pursue any belief & possess any scripture they want, but one version of a religion cannot be officially promoted & endorsed over all others by our secular government by placing it 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.
 
As a military veteran, you know 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 any more than what is or is not on their government issued military identification cards.
 
Your anger is misdirected. It would be better directed toward those who disrespect & disregard our laws rather than those of us who respect & request compliance with our laws.
 
Most Sincerely,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% Christians)

 

 

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