You and your organization continue to be a disgrace and deprive Marines and military service members of their religious freedom.

I’m a retired Army Officer and your organization is rotten to the core.


(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Jul 21, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Mike  wrote:

(name withheld),
One hopes you were more discerning as an officer than you apparently are today. Rather than
“depriv(ing) Marines and military service members of their religious freedom,” as you incorrectly
claim, we are protecting it. If you had taken the time to read and understand the regulations
regarding religious observances for the women and men in the military you’d have understood
that such observances are restricted to certain times, places and manners. That is, as one
hopes you’d understand, to protect the beliefs of individuals who do not want to be preached to
by proponents of a particular faith that does not comport with their own.
It’s based on a legal tenet you might trouble yourself to look up: the separation of church and state.
What is shameful, ma’am, is the ignorance you so proudly display.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Preached too? Apparently YOU are the one ill informed on the topic.
Your stupid organization tried to stop religious verses on dog tags.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Jul 21, 2020, at 5:26 PM, Mike wrote:
No Ma’am. We didn’t try to stop religious messages on dog-tags. We stopped them.
You see, the company that made them – and admitted their purpose was proselytizing for Chrisitanity – had
violated the very contract it had made with the military. The agreement was that no official symbol
of the military could be used on the dog-tags if a religious reference was to be included. Their violation
of the agreement caused the military branches, once they learned what had been done, to cancel.
We have no problem, by the way, if you or anyone else wants to put a religious reference on a dog-tag
facsimile and wear it, as long as you don’t also include the official symbol of the branch of the military
you’re in. You see, that implies official endorsement of one religion over others and violates the separation
of church and state.
I hope that helps you better understand what you think you’re talking about.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)



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1 Comment

  1. Jeff B

    Name Withheld: what is shameful is lying about what Mikey and the MRFF are doing and what they did in this case. Rather than repeating the lies often told about Mikey and the MRFF by people who opposed religious freedom for all, why don’t you go to the MRFF website and find out the truth? The truth is that the MRFF is not trying to deprive anyone of their religious freedom, and they did not try to stop people from putting religious messages on dog tags.

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