Freedom of Speech

Your argument for the removal of a message from facebook concerns a person exercising his first amendment right to  ask people to pray and another  with a religious tone is not promoting a religion.  You are wrong.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Apr 26, 2020, at 7:08 AM, 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 religious channels (e.g. chaplain’s Facebook page) where it is appropriate & permitted. Military chaplains may not proselytize their religion version as official sponsored religion on secular military channels (e.g. commander, unit or installation Facebook page) where it is neither appropriate nor permitted. Military chaplains are advised & aware of these restrictions. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after complaints by military members, including Christians. The military was not wrong.
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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