the statement below is not true

Also the statement below is not true if you were the cause the military chaplains had to take down their posts offering prayer. Isn’t that what their job is? Especially during these difficult times. 
Also, why cant someone that better in the bible swear on the bible?? I’m sure no one would take issue if someone swore on a different book if that was their religious beliefs. Seems like you are afraid of being converted? Christians will not back down. Mark my word. This type of stuff just makes us stronger. 

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 26, 2020, at 7:48 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 religious channels (e.g. military chaplain Facebook pages). Military chaplains may not proselytize their religion version as military sponsored religion on official military channels (e.g. commander, unit or installation Facebook pages) which are strictly secular. Military chaplains are advised & aware of this restriction. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after complaints by military members, including Christians.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80% Christians)

Thank you for the information. I understand and I will pray for the chaplains. God Bless
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
BILL DONOHUE’S ABOVE OP-ED (Monday, April 27, ’20)
By: MRFF Advisory Board Member Ted Furlow, Retired Director of Pastoral Planning after 16 years of ministry
in the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, CA
When I agreed to join the Advisory Council of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation I realized that I would have to keep connected with their vast daily e-mail stream. As a matter of procedure, I try to tap in once or twice a week to see what is going on. So, I was surprised to read that Bill Donohue, the lead voice of The Catholic League, had weighed in on the argument around the appropriateness and legality of posting religious information on the Command Facebook page at Fort Drum. Condemning MRRF’s position as some form of assault on faith, he was quickly joined by a number of “Catholic”, posting supporting his stand. All well and good, but as an exercise in free speech and free opinions, it is a bit foggy on facts.
I am a cradle Catholic. I was raised in a very traditional Catholic home, benefitting from Catholic education from grade school to high school, to college, and to a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology. I am a participating Catholic, a financial supporter of my parish and the school, a member of the pastoral council, and a member of our building and grounds committee. My Catholic life has been impacted by the example of my parents, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and an exceptionally long run from high school to that Master’s Degree with the Jesuits. In my 75 years in my faith I have learned many things, and my life has been well served by my faith. Mr. Donohue and his Catholic League inhabit the traditionalist wing of the American church, and I do not think of him as particularly relevant to the average Joe and Jane in the pews. While it would be one thing if his intervention were to truly support religious freedom, or even the excess of religious privilege, his screed about Christian faith being removed from Facebook is just a conservative dog whistle to prompt a reaction from his small base and to stimulate donations to support his livelihood.
As a boy I experienced firsthand the discrimination and prejudice towards Catholics in the 1950’s. Some came from ill informed protestants, but much came from Evangelical Christians who were the precursors of today’s conservative right wing evangelicals. As I matured, I was always sensitive to anything that threatened, infringed upon, ridiculed, or abused my free expression of my faith. So, understanding the immense civil influence of government, I support the constitutional separation of church and state – as onerous as it may be at times – to insure the full freedom of my Catholic beliefs. It is the freedom of everyone’s’ religious beliefs to exist outside of the color of government authority, or government influence. I share solidarity with those who support the free expression of religion, but I am diametrically opposed to those who would impose or imply, under any circumstances a specific brand of faith as a standard for all.
MRRF is not telling the chaplains at Ft. Drum that they cannot do their ministry; they are telling them that they cannot make their ministry a benchmark for the 10th Mountain Division. They should evangelize in the chapel and on their own Chaplain’s Facebook pages, and not advertise salvation on the Command pages.
The most effective Gospel is not always the one that is preached. It is best when it is modeled by the life of those who proclaim it.

Thanks for letting me know. I have only seen what has been on Facebook and people are angry about it. I’m not Catholic nor do I agree with what they believe to be honest but I don’t care what they do because I ignore them. Anyway I am not in the military and i haven’t seen the post I’ve only seen the backlash articles and Facebook posts. The people on there get others like myself stirred up and then after you get all the facts presented to you…then you wish you would not have emailed the organization in haste. I guess we’ve all been quarantined a little too long. My apologies for sending the original email. 
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
…greatly appreciate your gracious apology for initially lashing out, (name withheld)….best, Mikey W.

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