Air Force client thanks MRFF for getting team leader’s “Have a blessed Day” emails stopped

Published On: September 10, 2021|Categories: MRFF's Inbox, Top News|3 Comments|
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From: (MRFF Client’s name and USAF job title withheld)
Date: September 8, 2021 at 12:19:28 PM MDT
To: Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]>
Subject:Thanks Mikey

I have spent most of my life in and around the military as a dependent, active duty airmen, Guardsman and as a (USAF job title withheld). I’ve seen countless times where people in leadership roles use their position to advocate their faith, force group prayers, even force church attendance to young and impressionable troops at boot camp.   

For the past couple of years I have been receiving work related emails from a team chief in the unit I work at as a (USAF job title withheld) who placed the phrase “Have a Blessed Day” in his signature block. It bothered me quite a bit but I didn’t think there was much I could do about it since the same emails are sent to everyone in the organization including the unit commander so I let it go. Then I found the Military Religious Freedom Foundation through twitter and decided to make contact to see what my options were. Within an hour I received a reply from Mikey Weinstein asking me to call him personally for more details about the matter. I provided the details and within 24 hours Mikey had made phone calls to the team chiefs direct supervisor and has kept in contact with me to provide updates. 

It is very refreshing to know there is an organization who takes on these types of cases to keep religion and the government separate. In this day and age it is not guaranteed that one is shielded from reprisals for stepping forward and doing the right thing. My name was kept out of the matter so I have no fear of reprisals for my actions. 

Mikey is truly fighting the good fight for those of us who experience the forced indoctrination from christians who use their leadership roles to prosthelytize their beliefs.  It may seem like a small thing to add “Have a blessed day” to an official email but as I was taught in the military, there is no such thing as a small potato when it comes to conflict of interest. There can be no leeway when it comes to freedom from religion in today’s military. Thanks Mikey and keep up the good work, we need more like you.

Sincerely, (MRFF Client’s name withheld)


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  1. Paul Mercy September 11, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    That is the trouble with our country. God is being left out. If you read the prophecy that there would be a land of few people and it will become the strongest nation in the world. The US was founded for religious freedom by settlers. It was a land of few people. We became a very strong nation until we left God out of our country. Now we lost three wars, Korea ( a truce is not a win), Vietnam, and now Afghanistan. All because we left God out of our country that he established.

  2. Grey One Talks Sass September 12, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Paul Mercy,

    You’ve been sold a lie. The USA was not founded as a theocracy.

    A secular nation we were established as a great experiment of equality. (Golf whisper- theocracy is a tried and true method of seizing control for a ruling priest class).

    Equality for all means all – not just those who believe as you do. Look in the Constitution. Where is any mention of a government endorsed religion?

    Curious to see if you will even reply although it’s not necessary. See, there is not one mention of any deity in the Constitution as our founding fathers understood all to well the horrors of theocracy.

  3. Tom O September 13, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Paul Mercy says that God “established” the USA: I always thought that was done by the leaders of the revolution of 1776 and the people who wrote the constitution.
    Paul Mercy says that “we left God out of our country,” even though it would be difficult to spend any significant amount of time in public anywhere in the US without seeing some (usually Christian) religious symbol.
    Paul Mercy says “we lost three wars, Korea, Vietnam, and now Afghanistan. All because we left God out of our country.”
    His “analysis” ignores some facts that those of us old enough to remember the Korean War know. The decline in the portion of Americans who practice some religion which Paul inaccurately labels as “leaving God out” started in the late 1960’s,15 years after the Korean war ended and it was becoming apparent how the Vietnam War was going to end. The phrase “under God” was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance on June 14, 1954, by a Joint Resolution of Congress, after various religious groups had been advocating for it since 1948.
    At a time when the US was as religious as the theocrats want to re-make it, we lost those wars to countries whose leaders actively denied the existence of God and suppressed religion. Want to explain that, Paul?

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