Praying for you

Sir,

You have the right to believe as you do, regrettably as it is, (to me).  I also have the right to believe as I do. That said, I will be praying for you & your ability to live & let live.   Neither of us, I assume, can understand the others viewpoint. I do ask however that as I offer you this consideration, you do as well to me & others of my belief in God.  I assure you that nothing bad can happen to you if you let we believers, believe & have our faith without hostility from you.  I along with other believers pray for you & your well being,  as Jesus  taught us.  Surely you see the wisdom & equity  in my request.

Sincerely,

(name withheld)
A believer & follower of Jesus Christ.


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:29 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

Hi (name withheld),

Apparently you read a tract from Mr. Donohue that has made the rounds and given a number of people a lot of bad information. I’m sorry abut that as it has caused a storm of angry and ill-informed condemnation to come our way.

 

Mr. Donohue is wrong. He said, for example, that Mikey Weinstein is an “anti-Christian activist.” This is a lie. He said a bunch of other things that are not true. Let me explain the facts to you.

 

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. The commander’s 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.

 

The speeches were simply in the wrong place. Some complaints came to us, so we contacted the authorities at the base. They in turn looked at it, saw what was wrong and removed the speeches. No harm, no foul. I don’t know if the speeches were placed on the chaplain’s page where they belonged. I hope  they were.

 

And I hope this helps you better understand the situation.

 

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

 

 

 

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