Wrong thinking!

 

You should be ashamed of your self, wasting other people’s time complaining about how they worship. That’s what makes this country great, we can all do that in different ways and formats. What a sad individual who tries to blow another man’s light out to make his brighter.

 

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On May 9, 2020, at 8:47 AM, John Compere  wrote:

 

The US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit our secular military, as part of our secular government, from publicly proselytizing a religion on military installations except in military chapels & military chaplain channels. No military individual may publicly force his religious beliefs on fellow military members on a military installation without their consent, especially in military housing areas where privacy is protected. That is why the military stopped the contemptible conduct after complaints from many military families, including Christians. It should not surprise any intelligent American adult that our military personnel have to observe the laws, regulations & common courtesy on military installations.
 
“When any human group decides they can define God, the outcome is always predictable. The ‘true faith’…must then be forced upon all people…”. – John Shelby Spong (retired Episcopal Bishop, best selling author & renown international lecturer).
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (composed of over 80% Christians)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France
On May 9, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Martin France  wrote:

 

(name withheld), as an advisory board member for the MRFF, I occasionally answer emails for Mikey.  So, let’s go…
First, do you think there should be ANY constraints at all on how, when, and where ANY member of the military chooses to worship, regardless of their particular belief?  Please answer that one before I write any more and waste more of my time.  In other words, I’d like to ask you, “If you were in a large, lethal, military organization that consisted of a wide variation of personnel (in terms or race, gender, religion, and orientation), how might you NEED to put some guardrails on what my people did so that I could best guarantee the rights of all while at the same time promoting my organization’s ability to accomplish the mission with unity of purpose?”  I won’t even give you any examples, because, if you’re serious about your question, or have given it any thought, then you can respond and then we’ll have a discussion.  I think I can do that effectively, too, since I spent over 41 years wearing a US Air Force uniform.
Thanks for your note,
M France, PhD
Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)
MRFF Advisory Board

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On May 9, 2020, at 11:03 AM, Mike  wrote:

Hey (name withheld),
Wake up! Knowing what you’re talking about would be a good first step.
People can worship as they like, we don’t care. They just can’t do it under the aegis
of our government. Once you understand the difference you may even realize this
is not about “wasting people’s time,” it’s about protecting people’s right to believe
as they choose.
You should be ashamed of yourself, pal, for shooting your mouth off and exposing
your own ignorance.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

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