Thought your organization was suppose to defend our rights to worship

Thought your organization was suppose to defend our rights to worship,  but what I have seen is an effort to remove religious freedom.  

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Apr 25, 2020, at 6:45 PM, Mike  wrote:
Hi (name withheld),
At best, you misunderstand. At worst, you’ve been purposely misled.
Our mission is essentially as you say you had thought. To put it another way, we protect the right of he women and men in the military to believe as they choose.
I’m not sure what you’ve seen, but many have contacted us because the leader of a Catholic organization claims the founder of the MRFF is an “anti-Christian activist” who is denying Christian chaplains the right to speak, write or be heard. None of this is true.
To put it very simply, 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 the situation.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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