Just to clear things up

Our Lord Jesus said to Saint Peter, “you are Peter the “Rock” and upon this Rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
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Every president, acting as commander in chief, has invoked God, beginning with George Washington. To say that military chaplains have no right to identify themselves as officers when they engage in religious commentary is to say they have no public right to exercise their freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Only fascists think this way.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Apr 25, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Mike wrote:

Hi,
Yes, we’ve heard from the author of that quote. He now understands how confused you folks have been made as a result of the perfidy of one who thinks of himself as your leader. But just to be clear…
We agree that military personnel have every right to pray. We have no objection to prayer. We object to inappropriate proselytizing. You see, chaplains have a face book page whereon 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 doing so amounts to government endorsement of a particular faith and violates the separation of church and state.
In hope…
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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