Remarks were posted on Facebook

Remarks were posted on Facebook and were removed by military officers following a protest. 
A first statement was made by Captain Amy Smith and Major Scott Ingram made a second one. They are military chaplains at Fort Drum, and their video remarks were posted on Facebook.
They were taken down when  the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, complained that the videos amounted to “illicit proselytizing.”
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.
This was a terrible anti-christian decision.
(name withheld)

Response by MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 25, 2020, at 6:57 AM, John Compere  wrote:
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 chapel religious channels. Military chaplains may not proselytize their religion version as government sponsored religion on secular military channels. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after complaints by military members, including Christians.
 
1st President & Commander-in-Chief George Washington even recognized the problem when he wrote Congress that the military chaplaincy “…has a tendency to introduce religious disputes into the Army, which above all things should be avoided, and in many instances would compel men to a mode of Worship which they do not profess.”
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% Christians)

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