Chaplain’s remarks removed

I just learned that two statements made by Chaplains in the Army were taken down from Facebook because os separation of church and state.  This is going too far.  They are Chaplains.  They should post uplifting words of encouragement.  There are many things on Facebook that I don’t like but we do have freedom of speech.  We also have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.  No one is forced to read what the Chaplains had said.  Please reconsider and let their words be reposted.  We need God in our country.  Even George Washington prayed for our country.  Thank you.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Apr 24, 2020, at 8:45 PM, John Compere  wrote:


Please be advised the US Constitution, American Law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit our secular military, as part of our secular government, from promoting or endorsing a religion except in military chapels or military chaplain religious channels. Military chaplains may not proselytize their religion version as official military sponsored religion on secular military channels. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after complaints by military members, including Christians.
Even 1st President & Commander-in-Chief George Washington recognized the problem by writing Congress that the military chaplaincy “…has a tendency to introduce religious disputes into the Army, which above all things should be avoided, and in many instances would compel men to a mode of Worship which they do not profess.”
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% Christians)


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