It is the DUTY of Military Chaplains to provide RELIGIOUS SERVICES, PRAYERS,  and support, and to encourage military troops in the worship of God, and to comfort them in times of war or great tribulations, such as the Coronavirus Pandemic, which has killed millions!! They also provide military funerals, and give religious support and comfort to grieving widows and families! 



(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 24, 2020, at 8:35 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 from military members, including Christians.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% Christians)

To Brig.-Gen.(Ret.) John Compere: Why don’t you listen to the beautiful D-Day Prayer broadcast by President Roosevelt on the radio, in World War II? He wrote it himself! (You can find it on Youtube.) Americans were so comforted and uplifted by it, during that highly dangerous, crucial hour! We lost over 405,000 (nearly half a million!) brave Americans, during World War II! A very scary time! As they say: “There are no atheists in foxholes!”
Yes, we DO need military Chaplains in whatever modern-day manner they can communicate with the troops– including the modern computer! Many people are DYING of Coronavirus! It is a very serious situation! People are unable to be at the bedside of dying loved ones– including military personnel– due to the extreme dangers of Coronavirus! A poor, dying American needs at least a prayer– and we live in a great country that believes in RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!! Chinese people are sadly imprisoned and tortured (and even killed!) — for their religious beliefs! Not even a simple, small prayer is allowed, and not even funerals for their loved ones, who have died of Coronavirus, are allowed, by the HORRIFIC Atheist Communist Chinese Government! Chinese citizens are SHAMEFULLY persecuted, by their country, for their religious faith! Can’t we do better– in America??
Why deny the rights of good Chaplains, to do their God-given work, during this time– in the way they feel is best? What is wrong with even a small prayer, on the computer? Young “Mikey” is certainly not being “hurt” by these good Chaplains! These Chaplains are certainly not “proselytizing!” They are just trying to help people!
There is far worse trouble for young “Mikey” to get into, on his computer– than military Chaplains’ small offerings of short prayers! “Mikey” certainly doesn’t have to spend his time, reading what the military Chaplains post, on the computer!
I think you have been swayed way too much, by “Mikey,” probably a worthless, anti-American, anti-God, juvenile delinquent, “hippie” crackpot atheist kid! Too big for his britches! You ought to instead counsel “Mikey” to GROW UP and learn his manners and his morals– and learn RESPECT for God, and for American Religious Freedom! “Mikey” needs some stern discipline!
America was formed solidly on our precious Judeo-Christian Biblical foundations! We are “one Nation under God!” The day we completely lose that foundation– our country will be worthless!
We certainly hope not to end up like HORRIFIC Atheist, Communist China– persecuting all citizens who have a simple religious faith in God, and desire the God-given freedom to exercise their religious rights!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 25, 2020, at 7:07 AM, John Compere  wrote:
No one is denying military chaplains the right to proselytize their religion version through prayer, preaching, etc . As I explained in my original response, they just must do it in military chapels or military religious channels where it is appropriate & permitted by law & regulation, but not on secular military channels where it is neither appropriate nor permitted.
“The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning.” – VOLTAIRE (Enlightenment Philosopher)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Apr 26, 2020, at 1:54 PM, Mike  wrote:

(name withheld),
Reading messages like this is not easy, as I assume you understand. It’s hard not to respond in kind.
But let me put the darker impulses aside and try to get past the rancor.
Simply put, you are mistaken. Many of the things you’ve said here are not true, some of them grotesquely so,
and if you ever discover how wrong you are you’ll be deeply embarrassed.
I think it’s clear you’re responding to what was laid out in a tract that was circulated by a Catholic organization.
That piece contained a lot of misinformation and mischaracterization and one damnable lie.
If you’re interested in knowing the truth of the situation that was so cleverly used to generate your outrage I’d
be happy to provide it. If not, not. But please know all is not as you’ve been led to believe.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Sorry, Mike Farrell– but why does your organization even exist?? It doesn’t sound like a vald part of our military! Our military doesn’t need you! And why the childish name, “Mikey?” Aren’t you grown-up, mature  men–capable of simply respecting whatever a Military Chaplaim or clergyman says or does? SO WHAT??  The Chaplains’ military superiors should be the ONLY ONES  to refer to, for their own military policies!  You have NO BUSINESS AT ALL with our Military!!

      And NO!– these Chaplains were certainly NOT  “proselytizing!!” You are HAVING A BIG, BABYISH TANTRUM– OVER NOTHING!!

     You sound like a bunch of over-reactionary, immature, crazy “anti-American,” and “anti-God” crackpots, scared and angry– desperately in need of PSYCHIATRIC HELP– for HAVING A TANTRUM and BLOWING UP  at Military  Chaplains offering even nice, small,  very short prayers– in what you feel is the “wrong place!” BABYISH!! BABYISH!! BABYISH!!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Apr 26, 2020, at 7:43 PM, Mike MFO  wrote:
My apologies. I had hoped I was talking to an adult with a brain.
My mistake.
Mike Farrell

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