freedom of speech

you are confusing freedom of speech on a public forum with the government trying to control religion!

 
 you are embarrassing yourself!
figure out what you are really afraid of!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Apr 24, 2020, at 7:48 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

Hi (name withheld),
 
Sorry, you misunderstand. And you suggest we’re embarrassing ourselves?
 
You see, it’s not a public forum; it’s the commander’s page and it carries with it the imprimatur of the U.S. Government. For that reason, chaplains cannot use if for proselytizing. There is a separate page for chaplains to use for that purpose.
 
As regards what one “is really afraid of,” you might do some self-searching.
 
You see, we agree that military personnel have every right to pray. We have no objection to prayer. We object to inappropriate proselytizing. 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 it amounts to a government endorsement of a particular faith and violates the separation of church and state.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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