Sad

It’s sad you move quick to cancel anything that has to do with Christianity….I take it you would be ok with Islam? Sad….and really I don’t care what you say back, cuz I know you would degrade me, cuss at me and probably call me everything under the sun….but go ahead, cause I’ll just pray for you. All the negative response you have given not just to me in the past but to others goes against what God wants us to do. I pity you really….sad day for you

(name withheld)

 


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Jul 21, 2020, at 5:04 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

(name withheld).
Much as you’d love to have your prejudgment verified, we have no interest in cursing, degrading you or
calling you names. I will say you’re incorrect about our being anxious “to cancel anything that has to do
with Christianity.” We have nothing against Christianity or any other belief system. Our problem lies with
the adherents of any faith who, perhaps out of a zealous belief that theirs is the only one and true belief system
and therefore must be pushed on everyone else, insist on pressing their view on others regardless of how
those others might feel about the subject.
Though I think the inference in your comment about Islam says more about you than you’d care to admit,
we feel exactly about Islam as we do about all other belief systems. All people are welcome to believe or not
believe as they choose.
I’m sorry to disappoint you, but we’re perfectly happy to defend everyone’s right to the belief or her or his
choice. However, we do oppose the violation of the separation of church and state, so if you want to defend
the imposing of a religious artifact of one particular belief on a government-sponsored display, we will stand in
opposition.
Best,
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Jul 21, 2020, at 7:02 PM, John Compere <[email protected]> wrote:

The original & traditional purpose for the secular POW/MIA displays is & has always been remembrance of them – not promotion of someone else’s religious scripture version.
 
Please see my previous OpEd from our website (attached).
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (composed of over 80% Christians)
<MRFF(POWMIA displays1).pdf>

 

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4 Comments

  1. Allan Baumann

    Mikey is in bed with the rag heads, probably humps their goats to.

  2. Mark Sebree

    And the basis of your libel is ???

    Simply disagreeing with his position is not a basis for libel.

  3. Grey One Talks Sass

    I, a commenter, have mentioned Christianist rhetoric banned from the Public Square. However, I am in no way a representative of anything but myself.

    Here is my logic, perhaps there are some gaps which need filling.

    1. Religious expression in the Public Square is an Equal Opportunity, meaning if one side has a display then other points of view must be included as requested.

    2. Christianists don’t share. If they had agreed with point number one several organizations, including the MRFF would not have been necessary.

    3. Because Christianists place their deity first, even while serving as representatives of the government they have been in a place of privilege to silence other voices. This is a violation of the oath they swore.

    Back in the day when I wasn’t so grey I played with my siblings. The rule was if you couldn’t share (whatever it was we fought over) then said item or space would be vacated or placed in storage until we could learn to share. That is the reason I say, and will again I’m sure, that all expressions of religious dogma will be banned from the Public Square.

    To me it is telling who continues to insist on their privilege with no understanding of the accompanying responsibility.

    We are adults, not juveniles. Can we please act like it?

  4. Jeff B

    Allan and “name withheld” have no rational, fact-based objection to enforcement of the military regulations and the freedom of religion for all service-members, which requires that the beliefs of all military personnel be respected. This is in the constitution, as they know, but they just can’t abide giving non-Christians the same rights and respect as Christians, so they hurl childish insults and false accusations. This highlights the reasons why the MRFF is so important, and why we should all be grateful that Mikey and his board are doing what they do.

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