MRFF Receives Support from a Christian Conservative Attorney “Hang in there. Hopefully the amendment will be thoroughly buried.” (NDAA)

Published On: August 21, 2023|Categories: MRFF's Inbox, Top News|4 Comments|
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From: (Christian conservative attorney’s name withheld)
Subject: NDAA
Date: August 21, 2023 at 11:45:50 AM MDT
To: Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]>

Hope this finds you well, Mikey. Just wanted you to know I contacted both my (democratic) senators and my Republican representative on this, with this being the gist of my comment:

“Soon the Senate and House will be reconciling the House and Senate versions of the 2024 NDAA. I am concerned that the House version was amended to prohibit any expenditure of federal funds to respond to advocacy work by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. As an attorney who has litigated First Amendment cases for 25 years, I know that provision is patently unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. Fortunately, the amendment was omitted in the Senate version and it should stay omitted. I disagree with the MRFF on just about every point of law–its president, Mikey Weinstein, takes a hyper-separationist view of religion that our Founders wouldn’t recognize and the First Amendment does not support. But I cannot stand by when such blatantly unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination is afoot in federal budgeting. As I read the House amendment, it would even preclude MRFF from using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain public documents. For the sake of free speech, please ensure that anti-MRFF amendment does not sneak back in through reconciliation. The answer to bad speech is more speech, not censorship. Please preserve that principle in the NDAA.”

Hang in there. Hopefully the amendment will be thoroughly buried.

(Christian conservative attorney’s name withheld)

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  1. Bill August 21, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Mikey might consider getting one of those non-denominational mail-order religious ordinations so he can make MRFF a dual-hatted and duly certified religious organization (or put some ministers on retainer). Then when the DoD restricts attempts by troops to contact MRFF for “religious” counseling the foundation can claim unconstitutional “religious” discrimination. As they say, “there is more than one way to skin a cat.”

  2. Ironmoped August 21, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    To the attorney,
    I think you got your words wrong. Our founders wouldn’t recognize the hyper-active religious Nationalism in this country that fomented the Jan 6 attack on democracy led by an autocrat and wannabe dictator.

    Are you implying the Christian right is NOT taking a “hyper-separationist” view with regards to their dominionist dribble? Especially within the confines of our secular military?

    Reminds me of the guy that walks into a bar after a nasty divorce and tells the bartender, “All lawyers are assholes!” A guy at the end of the bar yells, “Hey, I resent that!” He asks, “Why, are you a lawyer?” “No,” he says, “I’m an asshole!”

    I don’t think you have to be an attorney to see what’s going on with the likes of Mike Turner, et al.

  3. Sons of Liberty August 24, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    I will be sure to contact my current representative to vote to approve this amendment in both the House and the Senates.

  4. ironmoped August 26, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Your representative has a vote in both the House and the “Senates?” Is there more than one Senate?

    If you live in MAGA land, then yes, you have two Senates, one real and one fake. Send it to the fake electors too. And don’t forget the “My Pillow guy!”

    There are some electors in Michigan and Georgia that are going to have lots of time on their hands pretty soon! They might help!

    Do you know which amendment it is? You’re gonna have to tell them so they know what the hell you’re talking about!

    To be helpful, run it through a grammer checker before you send it! On second thought, just send it.

    I’m sure your voice will be heard! lol.

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