Last month, MRFF, on behalf of seventeen alumni, staff, faculty, and midshipmen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, a group that has now grown to twenty-six, had a swift victory, with the Academy’s superintendent, Vice Admiral Joanna M. Nunan, making the decision to cover an enormous painting of Jesus in the Academy’s administration building with curtains, a solution that, although not optimal, MRFF and its clients were satisfied with.
But now, after five Christian nationalist MAGA congressmen decided they wanted the colossal Christian canvas to be uncovered and left uncovered at all times, with four of them writing to Vice Admiral Nunan and the fifth to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and MRFF’s rebuttal of the congressmen’s easily rebutted legal arguments …
… the Academy has announced that the massive Jesus painting will be moved to the chapel, as MRFF originally demanded.
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