September 2010          

Message From MRFF President and Founder Mikey Weinstein

Greetings MRFF Supporters!

Our artillery barely had time to cool off during our too-brief period of peace and partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy command. In light of the recent statement released by Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michael Gould and his refusal to release critical data to the public from a USAF Academy 'Climate Study', we are again officially in a state of war with the Academy. Until Lt. Gen. Gould reverses course and admits that improper and unconstitutional fundamentalist Christian proselytization is still occurring, and aggressively addresses same, MRFF will continue to operate under "red alert" conditions with regard to the Air Force Academy.

Thank you for your incredible response to MRFF's answer to Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center's proposed Qur'an burning! We asked you to support our peace gesture of replacement Qur'ans and you responded in force. Check out the new bricks dividing church and state at Help Build The Wall.

Please see the links below for more information about MRFF's response to "Reverend" Jones. Also this month, the soldiers at Fort Eustis who were punished for refusing to attend an Evangelical Christian concert received incredible attention after MRFF broke the story. It was picked up by the Associated Press, where it received almost 4,000 comments, was the #2 story on the social networking site Digg, and was shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook! The original story put out by MRFF reached #6 on the Huffington Post "Most Popular" list -- where it was shared more than 3,200 times on FaceBook and retweeted over 1,200 times.

As mentioned previously, I am pleased to announce that I will be in the Los Angeles area October 3rd to accept the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club's Anne Froehlich Political Courage Award. I encourage all MRFF supporters able to attend to come to the event. Click here for a PDF of the latest press release from the PPDC, inclusive of information on how you can attend.

Every day we struggle against the tide of intolerance and hate seeking to turn our Armed Forces into a Christian army. We rely solely on the generous donations of patriotic supporters like yourselves to protect these brave Americans who are willing to give their lives protecting us. PLEASE help us leverage the recent media attention and push back the tide of unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing in our honorable United States armed forces. Please make a fully tax-deductible donation today.

Your Eternal Ally,
Mikey

Mikey Weinstein

MRFF Featured News
September 2010


Weinstein: 'A state of war' with AFA

September 17, 2010

This story was featured by the Colorado Springs Independent Blog

Related Articles:

9/22/10 - VETERANS TODAY - Former USAF Academy Professor Slams Christian Bigotry

9/21/10 - Featured MRFF's Inbox Letter - "About Ready To Give Up On USAFA"


Last chance to register to attend Pacific Palisades
Democratic Club award event in the Los Angeles area

Mikey Weinstein will be in attendance at this October 3rd event to receive his award

Click here for more information and to register to attend this event (PDF)


Coverage of MRFF's Offer To Donate a New Qur'an to
Afghan Army for Every One
Destroyed by Jones

September 8, 2010

This story was featured by Associated Press,
CNN, Denver Post, and more...

Related Articles:

9/11/10 - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - Anti-Muslim sentiment grows 9 years later

9/10/10 - USA TODAY - Fla. Pastor issues new demands

9/10/10 - CNN - Reaction to Quran burning pours in from around the world

9/9/10 - HERALD SUN - Muslim groups plan to torch US flags

9/9/10 - CNN - Florida pastor says he's 'rethinking' canceled Quran burning

9/7/10 - BBC & REUTERS - Koran burning plan will endanger US troops


MRFF Victory: Army to Investigate Punishment of Soldiers
for Not Attending Evangelical Christian Concert

August 20, 2010

This story was featured by Associated Press,
TruthOut.org, and Huffington Post

Related Articles:

9/8/10 - GRUMPY LION - Army of God?

9/6/10 - ARMY TIMES - Soldiers allege punishment over Christian show

9/3/10 - STAFFORD COUNTY SUN - Callander: Religious freedom belongs in military, too

9/1/10 - JEWISH LIGHT - Poor military discipline

8/31/10 - ATLANTIC WIRE - General rebuked for seeking "Weaponized Gospel of Jesus Christ"

8/28/10 - DAILY PRESS - Spiritual fitness no army matter

8/26/10 - DAILY PRESS - Fort Eustis concert sparks debate...

8/26/10 - ONE NEWS NOW - Concert or barracks...

8/25/10 - SEATTLE PI - Attend Christian concert or else

8/25/10 - JEWISH WEEK - Obama administration: asleep on issue of religious coercion...

8/24/10 - AMERICANS UNITED - Misguided military maneuver: Army's "Spiritual Fitness" program...

8/23/10 - TRUTHOUT - Army Anti-Discrimination Officials Pressured Soldiers Not to File Discrimination Complaints

8/22/10 - THE CHRISTIAN POST - Soldiers Say Skipping Christian Concert Led to Punishment

8/21/10 - FIREDOGLAKE - The return of compulsory government-sponsored religious indoctrination

8/20/10 - NY TIMES - Soldiers said they were punished for refusing...


Leaked Air Force Academy "Climate Survey" Results Show
Alarming Religious Intolerance - MRFF Featured in Multiple Articles

August 18, 2010

This story was featured by Colorado Spring Gazette,
Huffington Post, and Westword Denver Blog

Related Articles:

8/24/10 - WASHINGTON EXAMINER - AF Academy defends handling of cadet survey

8/18/10 - VETERANS TODAY - Air Force Academy Fundamentalist proselytizing is a four-star mess

8/12/10 - COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT - Academy still faces
religion and gender-bias problems... - Mikey Weinstein Responds


Other recent articles:

9/9/10 - BELIEFNET - Celia Farran, Helping Repair the Wall

9/6/10 - CANADA FREE PRESS - As Rosh Hashanah 2010 approaches...

9/1/10 - HUFFINGTON POST and STREET PROPHETS -
Message to US Airmen "Accelerate Your Christian Journey"

8/30/10 - OP ED NEWS - Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally...

8/28/10 - VETERANS TODAY - 48 percent of the GOP is...

8/19/10 - VETERANS TODAY - Military Religious Freedom Head Blasts NY Mosque Opponents

8/14/10 - GRUMPY LION features hate mail sent to MRFF

8/12/10 - GRUMPY LION - American Military Infested with Christian Crazies


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MRFF's Inbox

Islamophobic Hate Mail letter recently received by MRFF - "Diversity is Perversity"

You and MRFF Have Given Us a Voice and Hope

MRFF Client U.S. Army Specialist Zachari Klawonn
responds to MRFF's planned "Restore a Qu'ran Day"

"A Chaplain and an Atheist Go To War"

Your great organization

I am touched to see the response of non muslims

Click here to read many more emails MRFF
has received in the "MRFF's Inbox" archive


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