On the heels of a scathing report issued by the Defense Department's inspector general that took high-level Pentagon officials to task for allowing an evangelical Christian organization unfettered access to the Department of Defense (DOD) to promote its fundamentalist agenda, comes word the Pentagon's top chaplain opened its doors yet again to another evangelical group whose leader recently spent two days at the facility proselytizing, passing out Christian literature, and "saving souls." read more
MRFF LANDS PRIZE ADVISORY
BOARD MEMBER, AS IN NOBEL
This Month's Featured MRFF Supporter
Bobby Muller Nobel Peace Prize
Int'l Campaign Co-Founder; to Ban Land Mines
Joins Prestigious Roster of Notables in the
Military Religious Freedom Foundationread more
KEEP THE FAITH
That Sunday morning, the word spread quickly around the basic training squadron.
If you wanted to attend church services, you could take three hours off.
If not, you would be assigned a work detail.
Airman Joseph H. Fives saw this as an inequity. He took his complaint to the training instructor. If practicing Christians could be given time off, Fives asked, why not everybody else?
Fives' views were extreme, even for those of us who question the role of religion in the armed forces. Fives said he didn't think public money should be spent on chapels and chaplains. read more
LETTER TO ALBERTO GONZALES
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation ( MRFF ) and Veterans For Common Sense ( VCS ) have issued a joint request, submitted to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, for an investigation into possible ethics violations by Bush Administration appointee Daniel Cooper, Under Secretary for Benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Cooper has stated that his religious belief is more important to him than his responsibilities as Under Secretary for Benefits at the VA, and the numbers of veterans awaiting case resolution, or waiting for disability compensation and pensions, have swollen dramatically under his management. read more
What a summer we had! From the world premier of the documentary Constantine's Sword in which my family and I are prominently featured, to our huge Inspector General investigation victory regarding Christian Embassy, then to breaking 7 stories through all major mediums of national and international media, and finally to repeated airings of my speeches on C-SPAN2, MRFF has officially ARRIVED!
We simply could not have made it to where we are today without your continued support, and I thank you deeply for it. Don't look for any slowdown, however, as we gear up for an incredibly busy fall. We continue to solidify our case and we are working feverishly to prepare our impending comprehensive Federal Lawsuit addressing a wide range of Constitutional violations in our United States armed forces.
Stay tuned to the Media & Events page for news on exciting upcoming MRFF features in prominent national and international magazines, along with a steady stream of national radio and print interviews. We are continually updating our website, and I encourage you to visit us regularly at www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org to stay in touch with the latest MRFF news! Again, thank you for your continued support, and stay tuned!