free speech and freedom of religion

Military chaplains have a right to their twin First Amendment rights of freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
Just because some atheist protests their comments does not mean that they loose these freedoms. 
 Please reinstate their comments.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 26, 2020, at 10:14 AM, John Compere  wrote:
For your information, 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 channels (e.g. military chaplain Facebook pages). Military chaplains may not proselytize their religion version on official military channels (e.g. commander, unit or installation Facebook pages) which are strictly secular by law & regulation. Military chaplains are advised & aware of this legal restriction. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after complaints by military members, including Christians. Even military chaplains have to obey the laws & regulations.
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80% Christians)

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