Mikey’s Unbelief

Jesus is Lord!  His is the only empty grave . . . sorry for your unbelief.  Praying for you to come to the knowledge of Christ and a true understanding of the U.S. Constitutions granting of religious freedom for all faiths, not freedom from religion.  Only a humble person will get this . . . may your eyes be opened, you share your military experience in length but have yet to experiece a Damascus Road conversion and become a “force of accountability” for the truth that sets men not just free but free indeed.

John 8: 31-36:  So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “If you continue to obey my teaching, you are truly my followers.  Then you will know the truth.  And the truth will make you free.”  The Jews answered,  “We are Abraham’s children.  And we have never been slaves.  So why do you say that we will be free?”  Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth.  Everyone who lives in sin is a slave to sin.  A slave does not stay with a family forever, but a son belongs to the family forever.  So if the Son makes you free, then you will be truly free . . .  vs 43-44,   “You don’t understand what I say because you cannot accept my teaching.  Your father is the devil.  You belong to him and want to do what he wants” . . .

If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed!

God Bless America

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

sorry, ma’am, but freedom FROM religion is just as guaranteed in our wonderful U.S. constitution as freedom OF religion….you can’t have one without the other….and you can flush away your John 8:44 crap, espousing the antisemitic tripe that “your (ie. all Jews) father is the devil”, as I get hit with that on a daily basis….perhaps a little better education would allow you to understand our nation’s foundational constitutional principles better…..maybe enroll in a local adult ed class on this matter…..Mikey W.


Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Feb 24, 2020, at 10:19 AM, John Compere  wrote:
Ms. (name withheld),
 
For your information, the US Constitution Article VI [3] & 1st Amendment separate religion from government & government from religion, respectively (aka: separation of church & state). The genesis came from Virginia’s 1785 Statute of Religious Freedom mandating “No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever.” (i.e. freedom from religion). Even Jesus separated religion from government (Matthew 22:21 & Mark 12:17).
 
Your presumptuous & pious proselytizing is morally misdirected & would be more righteously redirected toward those who disrespect & disregard our laws rather than those of us who respect & request compliance with them.
 
“God enters by private door into every individual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Please remember your door is your right & only for you. Others have the right to their own doors.
 
Most Sincerely,
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (composed of over 80% Christians)

My concern is in regard to MRFF’s accusations toward Kenny Vaughan, Shields of Strenth, CBN’s story that aired February 20th. Do you know of it? Can you offer an explanation? You are a Religious Freedom Foundation, Correct. I look forward to hearing your response. I wouldn’t want you to consider me pious, presumptuous, morally misdirected, disrespectful with no regard for our laws as well as ignorant of the US Constitution. I wouldn’t want myself or others to feel that way toward MRFF either.

Sincerely,  (name withheld)

God Bless America / America Bless God


Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Feb 24, 2020, at 7:06 PM, John Compere  wrote:

(name withheld),
 
Please be advised American military men & women have the right to purchase & possess any verses (religious or non-religious) they desire & wear them in compliance with military uniform regulations. That is not & has never been the issue. The issue is that 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 unlawful practice was stopped by the military.
 
After receiving complaints from many military members (including Christians) about this manufacturer’s malfeasance, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation & others requested that those doing business for profit with our government honor their agreements & follow the laws governing them.
 
As Founder & 2nd President John Adams wisely wrote the very definition of a republic is a nation “…of laws, and not of man.” (“Thoughts on Government”, 1776)

I understood that the company, Shields of Strength had complied in every way with licensing agreements and regulatory laws.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Feb 25, 2020, at 6:39 AM, John Compere  wrote:
That is false. They did not &, as I stated below, that is why the unlawful practice was stopped.

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Feb 25, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Mike  wrote:

Hi (name withheld),
We received your sermon and understand your position. Thanks for sharing.
One of the great things about America that seems to escape the understanding of “true believers” like
yourself is the willingness to not only understand but appreciate and support the idea that everyone
has the right to believe as they choose and no one gets to force their own belief, no matter how
convinced they are of its rectitude, on others.
We here at the MRFF understand your position and support your right to believe as you do. We hope you
some day come to understand that we are not “unbelievers,” as you suggest, but rather believers in a
way you and others with a more constricted viewpoint have difficulty comprehending.
Best,
Mike Farrell
MRFF Board of Advisors)

There are always two sides to a dispute.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Feb 25, 2020, at 12:47 PM, John Compere  wrote:
No Ma’am, only one side broke its written agreement & violated the law.That is why our military stopped the unlawful practice.

Thank you for claiming to understand my position. You admit, ” you believe in another way” a less narrow way. I admit, that I hope to be more bold (arrogant) and arrticulate in my faith. I will also say, this has seemed less like the proverbial “as iron sharpens iron” and more like the mistake of “casting one’s pearls before, well, you know, an unbelliever” All will be ultimately known as we put our trust in God. He alone is just and cares for the souls of all men. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
In Him,
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Feb 26, 2020, at 3:01 PM, Mike  wrote:

Well said! Thank you. We agree that all will ultimately become known.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Hi

    Looking forward to getting my Air Force and Marine Corps dog tags.

  2. Grey One talks sass

    Hi, I bet you are, you scofflaw you. What other laws do you insist others follow but you get a pass. Do you realize that makes you a Pharasee?

    What would Jesus say?

    (He’d say you need to take a look at your life to ensure you are following Him and not the Preacher who tickled your ear)

  3. Hi

    Grey One,
    There is no law that says I cannot buy a dog tag and Jesus would have nothing to say about it.

  4. G

    If you are in the military HI, you are subject to certain restrictions and that includes dog tags.

    What if Jesus came to you in a dream and informed you that you can’t wear the dog tags in questions. Are you going to disobey him since it was God’s will?

  5. Tom O

    “There is no law that says I cannot buy a dog tag,” but there are laws that say that Shields of Strength can’t sell tags with both the emblems of US armed forces and religious symbols or words on the same tag. What part of that does Hi want to pretend to not understand?

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