Memorial in Monument

Find something worthwhile in your life to do. The memorial isnt hurting anyone, but your ego. Get a clue and get a life. 
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Founder and President Mikey Weinstein
…oh we’re quite fine fighting for the 12 El Paso county families (8 of whom live in Monument  and 8 of whom are also Christian) who asked us to fight for their civil rights, little sport….we’ve got a plethora of clues…off you go now, skippy….Mikey W.

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
Hi (name withheld),
 
It has nothing to do with ego; it has everything to do with principles and our Constitution. I’m sorry you don’t seem to have the ability to understand that.
 
Your rather cursory message indicates a desire to just blow it off – you know,
sweep it under the rug. From your point of view, “the memorial isn’t hurting
anyone.” But in fact some folks were bothered enough by it to complain. What
about them?
 
A monument espousing devotion to a specific faith isn’t supposed to be in a
city-owned and maintained cemetery. What about the law that requires the
separation of Church and State?
 
A young man of obviously high moral character created something he felt
appropriate and placed it there without any adult going to the trouble of
explaining to him that there were problems with it, problems that could be
easily remedied. What about him?
 
We’ve got lives, Tim, and, apparently unlike you, we have standards. And we
believe standards and laws and sixteen-year-old boys mean something.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
Your insolent invective is morally misdirected. It would be more appropriately addressed to the adults who lacked the intelligence or integrity to advise the well-intended young Eagle Scout that his project could not be placed on government owned & maintained property as government endorsed because that is illegal & violates the United States Constitution, American law & Department of Defense regulatory directives.
 
It is a sad situation when an innocent minor is used by adults, intentionally or ignorantly, in an attempt to circumvent our laws & unlawfully proselytize their version of religion as government supported because that has been unconstitutional since ratification of the 1st Amendment in  1791.
 
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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