Email from MRFF Advisory Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson requesting to attend Capitol Hill meeting between GOP Congress members and Undersecretary Donovan 7/23/20

From: Wilkerlb
Subject: Thursday Meeting on the Hill
Date: July 21, 2020 at 11:25:21 AM MDT
To: “matthew.p.donovan
Cc: “jill.m.warner
Reply-To: Wilkerlb

Under Secretary Donovan,

I understand that a meeting is scheduled for Thursday on the Hill at which there will be representatives from all the military services and some of the MOC, including Rep Doug Collins and Rep Doug Lamborn, who have raised their concerns about the DOD’s recent actions to uphold the U.S. Constitution with regard to separation of church and state. I also understand that the MOC will cite the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) as a source of their concerns with regard to those who have influenced, in their view, the DOD to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

As an advisory member of the board of the MRFF — one who assumed the position when advisory board member and former USN SEAL Glen Doherty was killed in Benghazi in 2012 — I have become fully conversant with the Foundation’s important mission to assist in keeping the military in synch with the Constitution with regard to religion. As such, I understand how important it is for the MRFF to be present when those who would have the military act otherwise than in concert with the Constitution put forth their views in official channels.

Consequently, I respectfully request that I be permitted to attend the meeting planned for this Thursday.

Upon your approval, I request that the meeting details be sent to me by Ms Warner or her staff, to include requirements mandated by DOD and the Congress given the present COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawrence B. Wilkerson
Colonel, USA (Retired)
Advisory Board Member
Military Religious Freedom Foundation



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  1. Allan Baumann

    I hope they responded screw you! You are not invited, you are not a member or Congress or in the military any longer.

  2. G

    He had every right to be there. Not a member or Congress? Yeah and business lobbyists like ALEC have no right to help legislators at the city, county, state, and federal levels to write laws and/ro introduce laws for these politicians since they are not part of the legislators’ staff nor should they send a list of what laws they want to pass.

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