From grateful family at Scott AFB, Illinois

From: (Spouse of USAF Active Duty Airman’s E-Mail Address Withheld)


Dear Mr. Weinstein & the MRFF 

My family is one of the fifteen which asked the MRFF to stand up for us in the face of our 375 Air Mobility Wing Commander’s directive to attend the National Prayer breakfast at Scott AFB later this month.

Although my husband is Christian, I am not. Both of us were so disappointed and hurt when we first saw the so called invitation from Col. Heathman to attend what is always a totally Christian event no matter what they say to us to the contrary. 

We’ve been in the Air Force long enough now to have seen this all before. For over (number of years of USAF service withheld) years now and it just seems to get worse and worse when it comes to the constant pressure to become an approved Christian. There is even pressure now on our kids. We know that if we voiced our concerns we would be targeted by our chain and pay the awful price.

Thank you to the whole MRFF for taking this matter on for us all here at Scott AFB. And bringing it so fast to a good conclusion which never would have happened if we had sat silent.

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  1. C4Z

    If her husband is a Christian and she is not, he is in direct violation of the NT scriptures which forbids Christians from marrying non-Christians, so he is in rebellion to God right now.
    My guess is he is a “Christian” in name only but has never surrendered his life to Christ.

  2. Tom O

    What are the specific “NT scriptures which forbids Christians from marrying non-Christians”?

  3. Grey One talks sass

    Tom O –

    That specific scripture is located in the same place which demands Christian Nationalists call anyone not drinking their flavor of Christ-aide a fake Christian (it’s a dark place, rather smelly).

  4. C4Z

    Tom O
    “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” – 2 Cor. 6:14

  5. Grey One talks sass

    C4Z – not written as a gospel of Jesus but as a letter from Paul, the interpreter who usually gets it wrong.

    Got anything else?

  6. G

    Gee, C4Z, why didn’t the priest who married the couple object to performing their wedding since one of them was a non-Christian? Did anyone at the wedding ceremony object to the couple getting married (speak now or forever hold your peace)? Why did God allow this to happen?

    C4Z, the Bible wasn’t written all at the same time from you at the various people who wrote their parts of it. They were living during the same time period.

  7. Mark Sebree


    What makes you think that their marriage is “unequal”? Because that is the only type you know? Most people prefer marriage to an equal partner, and thus that verse does not apply since it specifies the relationship being “unequal”.


    Unless you are their specific marriage counselor, then MYOB about this couple’s marriage!!

    Your actions demonstrate a judgemental bigoted attitude that is the opposite of what Jesus demonstrated in his lifetime, when he specifically sought out the despised, the downtrodden, women & even the enemies of the Jewish leaders of his time, the Samaritans & Romans…

  9. Mark Sebree


    Who are you directing your comments to?

  10. C4Z

    It is not judgmental or bigoted when God’s Word strictly forbids a Christian to marry a non-Christian. That is what it means to be unequally yoked spiritually. As someone who had done pre-marital counseling and performed weddings, I would never counsel or marry a non-believer to a believer even if one of them was a child of mine.

  11. Mark Sebree


    Actually, it is judgmental and bigoted to act as if your interpretation of your mythology applies to anyone except you. Nobody is bound by your intolerance except you. You are the “unrighteous” and “lawless” one that they verse speaks of. And your beliefs and actions, by your own words, are likely to drive a child of yours away from you. Especially if that child retained empathy, compassion, and intelligence after having you as a parent.

    Additionally, you “counseling” for the breakup of a couple because they are of different religions hopefully has lead to many of them walking out on you. Then again, your beliefs are so repressive that if you actually preach them, nobody in their right mind who knows of your beliefs would go to you for any sort of counseling or for a marriage ceremony.

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