Inspired by MRFF, Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) gets Christian prayers at their VFW post replaced by simple moment of silence — “Credit to MRFF re: VFW Moment of Silence Motion Approved”

Published On: October 17, 2023|Categories: MRFF's Inbox, Top News|1 Comment|
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From: (MRFF Supporter/Client’s e-mail address withheld)
Subject: Credit to MRFF re: VFW Moment of Silence Motion Approved
Date: October 17, 2023 at 12:22:25 PM MDT
To: Information Weinstein <[email protected]>

I am a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). I  just wanted to tell  MRFF about my recent motion to replace the Christian prayers that are always said at our VFW meetings with simply “a moment of silence”. My motion was overwhelmingly approved by Post membership. 

I think that most Post members are Christians who graciously respect the rights of believers as well as nonbelievers. 

Even though the VFW is not an official government organization it is closely aligned of course with the DoD and the VA.

This VFW member credits MRFF and its superb church-state separation advocacy for inspiring me to challenge VFW’s coercive religious tradition. I hope VFW members nationwide will also be likewise inspired. 

(Name and all other identifiers of MRFF Supporter/Client all withheld)

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  1. John Whiteside October 20, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for advocating and “helping change” the attitude of the VFW. Five years ago we rented a VFW meeting hall for a memorial service for a veteran of the Iowa battleship mishap.
    To everyones shock, the VFW forced us to hold the service in the bar, moved bar patrons into the meeting hall, leaving the bar door open for inebriated bar patrons to make comments and buy further drinks.
    Our members are those that only believe in things that can be proven, and it got around prior to our arrival that “The United Church of Bacon” was holding the service.
    We thank MRFF for helping change attitudes in the military and those that join post military organizations. Due to your great work, members of the military and veterans can feel a little more “at ease” discussing faith, or lack thereof.
    John Whiteside
    United Church of Bacon

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