Support For Religious Freedom

Would this organization support an individual service member or group of service members suing the Department of Defense because they were denied their constitutional rights to freely practice their Christian faith or their Jewish faith or Muslim faith?

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein

Absolutely so, (name withheld), and we have done so on a number of occasions!… Thanks for reaching out… Mikey Weinstein…


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Jul 21, 2020, at 2:30 PM, Mike wrote:

(name withheld),
If members of the military were being denied their right to the practice of their faith in the manner prescribed
in the regulations, this organization would certainly do everything in its power to assist such an effort.
Our work is not intended to deny the right of a service member to practice her or his faith in the way
regulations suggest, namely in the proper time, place and manner. On the contrary, we are here to protect
such practice. But that includes the proper recognition of the separation of church and state as described
in law and also means actively opposing any attempt to infiltrate the tenets of one particular faith into military
training or military life.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Jul 21, 2020, at 4:06 PM, John Compere  wrote:

First & foremost, thank you for your past military service.
Of course, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation would support the right of any military man or woman to freely determine, enjoy & practice their religious or non-religious beliefs in accordance with the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations. However, that does not include forcing one’s religious beliefs on others in the military work environment where it disrupts & interferes with the military mission. Military chapels are provided for religious worship & military chaplains for religious instruction for those who seek them. And, it certainly does not include mandatory military training promoting or proselytizing one version of religion on those required to attend in violation of the laws, regulations & constitutional right to religious freedom.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (composed of over 80% Christians)




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