Dog tags!

It’s liberals like you pretending to be a republican who make little issues into a messy muddy mountain trying to get your face out there searching for publicity to further your gain, you are a greedy, fame seeker who enjoys stirring the pot for financial gain…  STOP! Wake up! QUIT! Almighty God knows your heart. Be warned, repent. I am a former UNITED STATES MARINE, and if your not happy about separation of Church and state move to another country where they are cursed for the same stupidity you have. Lastly, if your not happy because there is religious themes on dog tags DONT BUY ONE! And don’t ruin it for service members who want one. You can’t beat God!  

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

…be very, VERY careful about the shit you throw at other people, little fella……you know NOTHING about me, MRFF or our mission, sport……..if you relay the lies you hear from Pat Robertson and others you are as liable for defamation as that asshole is……hey, aren’t you late for a book burning anyway??….Mikey W.

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Feb 21, 2020, at 4:30 PM, Mike  wrote:

(name withheld),
Your anger is clear, but that’s about it. What’s also clear is that you’re wrong. Apparently your ox has been
gored and something said struck close to home so you decided to lash out.
You didn’t do it well.
From what I’ve seen so far, the crowd you’ve chose to associate yourself with is largely made up of the kind of Christian who specializes in intolerance. It’s not a pretty picture. Makes me think of my old auntie who’d shake her head in sorrow and say, “Jesus wept.” Lots of anti-Semites in your crowd. Also many who clearly didn’t pay attention in school.
“… messy, muddy mountain…” isn’t bad. Too bad you couldn’t connect it to a fact. Evidently Mikey doesn’t qualify as an acceptable type of Republican on your score card. Your loss. I realize integrity isn’t much in vogue in that group these days, but one can hope it’s not automatically a disqualification.
“… fame seeker” got a chuckle. “… stirring the pot  for financial gain” made me laugh out loud. I’d say you were a card, (name withheld), but I suspect you weren’t trying to be funny.
And since you weren’t trying to be funny, let me be clear about something. “Be warned, repent” is a threat. We take threats seriously here, (name withheld). We have to because too many of our more zealous detractors have loose screws and have demonstrated a propensity for violence. Does that ring a bell? On that score, would you care to explain just what you meant? Would you mind spelling out exactly what you were implying might happen if one doesn’t “repent”?
Is it supposed to be meaningful that you followed your threat with the declaration “I am a former UNITED STATES MARINE”? One assumes you were intending to be dramatic. Didn’t work. Been there, done that.
As to the separation of church and state, you’ve apparently become utterly confused. That’s what we support. We’re perfectly happy about it. It’s people like you and your associates who don’t like it because it impinges on your right to proselytize. Again, too bad. It’s the law. Military regulations as well.
On the religious phrases, etc., on facsimile dog-tags, we’re fine with that. You can buy ’em and wear ’em ’til you choke, for all we care, just as long as they don’t have the official military emblem on them. Having that, as I trust you finally understand, violates the separation of church and state.
Beat God? Unlike you and your pals, we don’t even play God.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Larry Wilkerson

On Feb 22, 2020, at 10:38 AM, Wilkerlb  wrote:

(name withheld),

The people pretending to be Republicans these days are people such as Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Jim Inhofe — all managers of the greatest aggregate debt in U.S. history since WWII.  That debt now stands at more than 22 trillion dollars, and the annual interest payments on it, now more than $500 billion, will reach a trillion dollars in less than a decade.  That’s a trillion every year just in interest payments!  These are not Republicans (check my party’s history, mate) because true Republicans do not believe in nor support such profligate spending.  Abraham Lincoln with a Civil War to fight did not and Dwight Eisenhower with a Cold War to manage, did not.  So, basically there are very few real Republicans in the US Government today; just hucksters, con-men, and outright crooks posing as such.  I’m a true Republican, so I know of what I speak.
And as long as I’m talking about those stirring the pot for financial gain, what on earth do you think people such as Pastor John Hagee (net worth $5 million) of Christians United for Israel, or Pat Robertson of Regent University (net worth $100 million), or Franklin Graham (net worth $10 million) are doing — posing for charity photo ops????  These men are all Elmer Gantry’s fleecing Christians from Maine to California, every single day.  They sell Jesus for profit; they market God for money.  (And, by the way, that is exactly what that dogtag company, Shields of Strength, was doing as well.)
I doubt that Mikey’s net worth is even close to any of these “Godly” men; I know damn well mine isn’t and I’m an advisory board member of Mikey’s group, the MRFF.
So what are you talking about?  Do you have a functioning brain?  And you had better believe that God’s brain is active, capable, and tuned to your channel.  SHE knows what a moron you are and I’m quite sure despairs every day over your sheer ignorance.
I should have guessed right away at your ignorance because no Marine would ever, ever call himself or herself “former”.  Marines are Marines for life; there is no former category, ever.  A true Marine is imbued with that concept.
And just so for once in your life you do display a little logical thought, let me tell you that neither Mikey nor I are unhappy about the separation of church and state.  Indeed, we are ecstatic at that separation.  That is our entire purpose at MRFF, to keep that separation intact.
And both Mikey and I have dog tags, the correct dog tags.  Ones that display the information the U.S. military requires–and NOTHING MORE.  And certainly not a symbol or words of advocacy for one type of religion over another, or for religion, period.
Finally, mate, you are the one trying to beat God, not us.  You and all those fundamentalist Christians like you who are trying to demean God, to limit Her to your beliefs, to your rules, to your simple minds.  You may try, but God will have nothing to do with it, I assure you.  In short, God does not need your little mind.  She probably feels some sympathy for you and wishes you would wake up, but probably noting much more than that.  There are too many decent people in the world with whom God feels much happier being associated.
Wake up, Marine (if you really ever were one).
Larry Wilkerson
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Feb 23, 2020, at 4:15 PM, John Compere wrote:
First & foremost, thank you for your military service.
For your information, military personnel have the right to purchase & possess any verses (religious or non-religious) they desire. However, a private commercial business cannot illegally profit off of them by misrepresenting & mismanufacturing its souvenir merchandise as official government issued military identification tags in violation of its own licensing agreement with the Department of Defense & applicable regulatory laws. That is why the military stopped the unlawful practice.
Also, please be advised that even Jesus separated religion and government (see Matthew 22:21 & Mark 12:17).
Your hateful & hypocritical hype is morally misdirected & would be more rationally redirected toward those who dishonor & disregard their agreements & our laws rather than at those of us who respect & request compliance with them.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious freedom Foundation (composed of over 80% Christians)




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