CATHOLICS

YOU WANT TO BE AN ATHIEST SO BE IT ….BUT GET LOST WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE OUR CATHOLIC AND ALL CHISTIANS BELIEFS AWAY .YOU CAN KEEP YOUR TWISTED LOVE FOR SATAN BUT DON’T YOU DARE THAKE AWAY OUR BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 24, 2020, at 11:33 AM, John Compere wrote:

 

For your information, we enjoy freedom of belief in America. No one is taking anyone’s beliefs away. However, the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit the secular military, as part of our secular government, from promoting or endorsing a religion except in military chapels or military chapel channels. Military chaplains may not proselytize their version of religion as the official military sponsored religion on official military channels. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after many military members, including Christians, complained.
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (composed of over 80% Christians)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Apr 24, 2020, at 3:39 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

To Mr. or Ms. Anonymous,
 
I’m sorry, but you’ve been misled. You’re getting bad information and lashing out inappropriately.
 
I suspect you’re a bit embarrassed to be the author of this message, this rant, to the degree that you chose not to put your name on it. I understand and I don’t blame you. I just think you’re silly. As I said, you’ve been misled.
 
For the record, whoever told you we are atheists (note the spelling) lied to you. Whoever led you to believe we are trying to take your Catholic or other Christian beliefs away is a dishonest person with a hateful agenda. If someone told you we love Satan that person is defiling the very belief you claim to be defending.
 
To be clear, we believe that military personnel have every right to pray. We have no objection to prayer. We object to inappropriate proselytizing. You see, chaplains have a face book page wherein they can do all the praying and lecturing and teaching and enlightening they’d like. But that’s a separate page from that of the unit leader or commanding officer. That page may not be used to promote one particular belief system over others because that amounts to a government endorsement of a particular faith and violates the separation of church and state.
 
So your beliefs are safe as far as we’re concerned. But I hope you’ll give some thought to the agenda of the people who have so misled you.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

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