3/16/21 – DoD Must Disallow Use of Official Military Emblems on Blatantly Christian Veterans Memorial as MRFF Has Demanded

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  1. Brian Geimer

    No, I think you are overstepping here. As much as you wish to deny it, there is a bit of religion and faith in every US service member.

  2. Grey One Talks Sass

    Brian Geimer,

    So you support lawlessness and rule breaking, do you?

    I say that because the DOD is very specific as to how and where their insignia are to be used and the monument in Monument violates those rules.

    When you assert there is a bit of religion and faith in everyone I can only wonder if your definition of religion and faith is as inclusive as your ‘nondenominational’ statement implies.

    I don’t want to put words in your mouth so please, define religion and faith as you understand those terms.

    For example, do you consider religions outside of Christianity to be included? Is there a specific sect of Christianity included in your definition or are you more picky?

  3. Tom O

    Brian writes “there is a bit of religion and faith in every US service member.” If you REALLY believe that there are NO atheists in the US military, see https://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2020/08/little-christian-witch-bitch/ and read about how MRFF defended a Christian member of the US military from harassment by atheist colleagues.
    As has been discussed here previously (one example at https://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2019/08/7-31-19-mrff-demand-leads-to-quick-removal-of-official-military-emblems-from-openly-sectarian-religious-jewelry/), The use of trademarked military emblems are strictly controlled under the DoD Branding and Trademark Licensing Program pursuant to DoD instructions which state, in part:

    “In accordance with subpart 2635.702 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (Reference (i)), DoD marks may not be licensed for use in a manner that creates a perception of DoD endorsement of any non-federal entity or its products and services. DoD marks may not be licensed for any purpose intended to promote ideological movements, sociopolitical change, religious beliefs (including non-belief), specific interpretations of morality, or legislative/statutory change”

  4. Virginia Reader

    The monument also has the Great Seal of the United States on it. According to the courts and the State Department, the custodian of the Great Seal, its use for sectarian purposes, indeed for any purpose other than an official use of the US government, is prohibited. Yet another way that the monument violates the law.

    What a tangled mess that little town got itself into.

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