Let em Pray


Let them pray.  There’s more power in prayer than in your refusal to let them pray.  Get out of your own way.  
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 24, 2020, at 11:44 AM, John Compere  wrote:
No one is refusing to let anyone pray. However, the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit the secular military, as part of our secular 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 the 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.
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 7:36 PM, Mike wrote:

Hi (name withheld),
Nobody is stopping people from praying. That’s why the chaplains have their own page.
It’s actually pretty simple. 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 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.
Hope that helps you better understand.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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1 Comment

  1. G

    More power in prayer? If that was true, then people wouldn’t have go to see the doctor in order to get cure of whatever is hurting them?

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