USMC training session

I am appalled that your stupid org had to get involved and as such had a training session canceled because of the speakers background in Christianity.

As a 20+ year Marine vet, not many of us agree with your bullshit. Suck it up- whether he was a Jew or Christian Trainer- so what? Did you get offended? I guess I’m not too surprised you having served in the Air Force.

Totally pathetic organization.

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France:

Dear American Patriot,

Thanks for your 20+ years of service to support and defend the Constitution (the one that prohibits gov’t endorsement of one religious perspective over another).  I’m sorry that your training session was canceled (I’m not sure what the subject was, if it was specifically the Gettysburg training or something else), but the fact that you knew the religious background of the person conducting the training is an issue.  The military is not a place for official religious training.  Everyone can choose to do that on their own time–if they think they need it. In the case of the canceled Gettysburg training, a simple google search made it very clear to participants in the program that the primary speaker’s perspective was purely Christian.  In fact, when I google him, I couldn’t find anything in the first two pages that were religiously oriented–there was no indication that he had any particular expertise in Gettysburg history.  Still, he was going to be paid to conduct the training.

You’re right.  It’s shouldn’t matter the religion of someone conducting training or this nature or what (presumably) you had canceled.  In the Gettysburg case, it was USMC JAGs that were offended and that’s why they contacted the MRFF.  They wanted a history lesson–not a religious lecture.

Thanks for contacting the MRFF

M France
Brig Gen, USAF (Ret)
MRFF Advisory Board Member


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Jul 25, 2020, at 12:37 AM, Mike wrote:

 

Dear So-Called Patriot who won’t use his name,
A lot more of us than you think agree with the MRFF. Not only that, we work with it and support it.
Your short-sightedness seems to be based on a pretty thin understanding of what happened. Is that that
way you usually operate?
Nobody here gives a damn about the would-be speaker’s religion; what they objected to is his proselytizing for his particular religion in a mandatory training. Those who were required to attend were told to look him up. They did and didn’t want to be preached to, so objected. They asked us for help. We went to those in charge and explained the problem. They looked into it and decided he was not the right guy.
End of story.
Now you, without any idea of what you’re talking about, get in high gear and come down on the MRFF from your
self-important “patriotic” perch. Talk about pathetic.
Next time look into things a bit before you make a fool of yourself.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Jul 25, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Mike  wrote:

Fortunately, the number of ‘folks like (you) in uniform’ is declining and the ranks are filling with
people capable of thinking.
Goodbye
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jeff B

    Dear Name Withheld: rather then repeating false information about the reasons why Mikey and the MRFF acted in this case, you spew false accusations and libel. Is that what your religion teaches you to do? How sad that you fail to respect the truth, and also fail to respect the religious freedom of all in the military, unlike Mikey and the MRFF Board.

  2. Jeff B

    Dear Name Withheld: not only do you repeat false information about the reasons why Mikey and the MRFF acted in this case, you also spew false accusations and libel. Is that what your religion teaches you to do? How sad that you fail to respect the truth, and also fail to respect the religious freedom of all in the military, unlike Mikey and the MRFF Board.

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