Removal of prayers

Unfortunately, confusion and an apparent lack of knowledge of the fundamental rights given by our First Amendment annoy the atheist organization that harasses Christians.
In the military and other environments have yielded to this strange thinking.
Chain of command might not want to have a officer who thinks defending the morale of members of the military.
Why would you take a sacred oath to defend your country and b denied succor when needed.
God bless the United States, all members of our military and all branches.
God bless each and everyone of us when we go to Our Maker.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France

On Apr 24, 2020, at 12:13 PM, Martin France  wrote:
(name withheld), the MRFF has no intention of denying succor to our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and sentinels.  We do, however, have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the rights guaranteed by it.  That and current DoD guidance prohibit the establish or endorsement of a single religion or any requirement whatsoever FOR religious belief.  We aren’t an atheist organization.  We’re a freedom organization and an organization devoted to keeping the military free of religious coercion that would make it dangerous and less effective.  I took an oath to defend this country and did so for more than four decades.  I did so without religious “succor” and was not alone in that manner.  Many of my friends, however, were religious.  i respected them and their right to practice–so long as they didn’t require me to do the same or judge my fitness based upon my adherence to their particular beliefs.
M France, PhD
Brig Gen, USAF (Retired)
MRFF Advisory Board 


It is interesting that the USAF seems to have a particular penchant out of all the other branches of the military to be in front in this movement. 
As a devoted reader of the Catholic League and Dr. Donahue he has provided ongoing onslaughts against Christians. 
Our family arranged a Memorial Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for a fallen Navy SEAL not a relative but someone very close to our military member.  
I have witnessed many various persons from different branches come together with profound sadness and joy over the experience. 
Succor was provided and joy in The Lord we will all meet at that time. 
Having identified as atheist I will particularly in my prayers for you to find light in your life.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France
On Apr 24, 2020, at 12:46 PM, Martin France  wrote:

Thanks, Anne, but I have plenty of light in my life–including my wife of 39 years, two sons, and three grandsons.  Please do me a favor and do not waste your time praying for me–use your remaining quality years to actually help others–by doing real things like you did for the fallen SEAL’s family.  Cheers, M





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