Sue Them re taking down chaplains’ posts.

I’m  nobody. Just a number. But I get catholic League info on my phone email.  

-Military people have to stand up & yowl. 
-Inundate POTUS with letters emails  calls from soldiers & sailors. 
 
POTUS will fix this IF you bury him in emails, calls & letters.
 
I’m praying.
 
(name withheld)
 
I’m in my 70’s. Daughter, Sister & Auntie of 3 USN  officers (including WWII) Plus one USAF nephew.
Am stage 4 cardiac & stage 4 pulmonary. My job’s to pray.

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 24, 2020, at 7:02 PM, John Compere  wrote:

 

(name withheld), you are somebody to us & your family members’ military service is appreciated.
 
Please be advised the US Constitution, America 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 chaplain religious channels. Military chaplains may not proselytize their religion version as official military religion on secular military channels. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after complaints by military members, including Christians.
 
Please take care & stay safe.
 
Most Sincerely,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (80% Christians)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Apr 25, 2020, at 8:31 PM, Mike  wrote:


Hi (name withheld),
 
You are certainly not “nobody.” I’m glad you’ve reached out about this. But I am sorry to say the author of the piece you received on your phone is not telling you the truth.
 
He claims Mikey Weinstein, the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is an “anti-Christian activist”. That’s a lie. He claims two chaplains were deprived of their right to speak. That also misstates the case. They were using the wrong forum and doing so in an inappropriate way.


The MRFF received complaints and informed the proper authorities who corrected the situation. Just so you understand, here is the position of the MRFF:
 
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.
 
I hope that helps you better understand. I’m sorry you were misinformed.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

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