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The right to express oneself on a public website is a right of all. If you choose to think otherwise you are not in favor of freedom of speech.  You may move anytime to a country where that right has already been taken from the people!

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Apr 24, 2020, at 10:54 AM, John Compere  wrote:

 

(name withheld),
 
For your information, the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit our military, as part of 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 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.
 
Your presumptuous protest is mistakenly misdirected & would be more rationally redirected at those who disrespect & disregard the laws & regulations rather than at those of us who respect & request compliance with them.
 
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)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Apr 24, 2020, at 12:04 PM, Mike  wrote:


Dear (name withheld)
 
Chaplains have pages whereon they may express themselves as they choose. Military pages, which speak to and for all members of the military must honor the law and military regulations which do not allow the promotion of  any one faith or religious view because that violates the separation of church and state.
 
As you suggest, anyone, yourself included, may choose to move to a country where the freedom of religious or non-religious choice is not protected. There are many countries in today’s world that have a state religion, ours is not one of them.
 
Please give that some thought.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

 

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