December 2010          

Message From MRFF President and Founder Mikey Weinstein

MRFF Supporters,

41% ... 20,000

These numbers are stark reminders of the sheer magnitude of the Constitutional crisis and threat our country is facing. After unrelenting pressure from your Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), the underlying raw data that made up the 2010 United States Air Force Academy Climate Survey was recently released:

41% is the percentage of non-Christian Air Force Academy Cadets who indicated they have been subjected to unsolicited and inappropriate proselytization in the past year.

Since we launched this fight after incidents of religious harassment at the Air Force Academy, over 20,000 honorable servicemen and women and DOD civilians have reached out to us for help after experiencing harassment threatening their careers and even their lives.

Statistics like these are indeed daunting, yet MRFF, the only organization solely dedicated to supporting the servicemen and women behind those numbers, is undoubtedly winning this war. Our fight is taking place on many fronts: On the ground, where our vast and growing network of supporters and clients stand guard and report abuse and/or infractions at military installations around the world; At the Pentagon, where MRFF is able to influence policy and decision-making at the highest level of the military command structure; In the media, where MRFF received far and away our most significant, consistent and impactful exposure in our history; And in the courtroom, where MRFF's founders are suing The Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches, which for years has been enabling a steady stream of military chaplains who consistently refuse to abstain from proselytizing when they put on the uniform.

MRFF has truly reached new heights this year. Highlights of our achievements are listed on the opposite page. While I'm excited about the broad new platform we stand on, it's the help we provide on a personal level that keeps me going. Help like we were able to give Army Specialist Zach Klawonn, a high-achieving Muslim-American who faced such severe harassment in his unit that he was moved off base for his own protection. Despite the order to move off base, Zach was unable to obtain his legally mandated housing pay and was unable to pay his bills. MRFF stepped in with a personal loan to cover Zach's rent and an all out offensive to set things right. Within days of our involvement, Zach's pay was re-instated. In the past, MRFF has also made emergency loans to other victim-clients in desperate need.

Our cause is simply not possible without your support. We wage this war with minimal staff, never turn away those who need our help, and focus your generous donations into greater and greater efforts, but we need every bit of support you can afford to win this war. Make your year-end fully tax-deductible donation today. Help us protect these brave men and women.

Your Eternal Ally,

Mikey

Mikey Weinstein

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11/24/10 - AIR FORCE MAGAZINE DAILY REPORT - MRFF's Motto Validated by
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12/16/10 - HUFFINGTON POST – Christian Air Force Officer Vows to
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12/22/10 - SCIENCEBLOGS & TRUTHOUT – Cadets For Christ
Solicits Letters to the Air Force Academy...

12/23/10 - AL STEFANELLI'S BLOG: US Army: Atheists Unfit To Serve

12/25/10 - SCIENCE BLOGS – Mandatory U.S. Army Survey Says: Non-Believers Unfit To Serve

12/27/10 - Chris Rodda on the Mario Solis-Marich Show (AM760 Radio)


MRFF's Mikey Weinstein Selected As
First Ever Americans United Per
son of the Year

"We've never named a ‘Person of the Year' before, but I can't think of anyone more deserving than Mikey Weinstein,
said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. "Time and again, he has stuck his neck out to
defend the religious liberty rights of the men and women serving our country in the armed forces."


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MRFF's Inbox

Regarding the proselytization of the US Army

Hello from long ago

A selection of letters to the U.S. Air Force Academy
in support of MRFF, and in opposition to Cadets for Christ:
Shepherding Movement is offensive to us
Please restore my school to one that values the things our country stands for
These are tactics of a cult not a mainstream religion
Letter from Australian Army Warrant Officer
Cadets for Christ
Thirty five letters from former Cadets for Christ out of the hundreds they have "saved" doesn't really say much for them
Christian Dominionism on American military property
Cadets for Christ

I am continually dumbfounded and horrified that The Air Force Academy habitually lies

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


MRFF Needs Your Constant Vigilance to Uncover
Unconstitutional Religious Incursions in the Military

The constitutional violations occurring in our military are so numerous and widespread
that we can't possibly find all of them ourselves. MRFF counts on its supporters and volunteers --
the indispensable "eyes and ears" who alert us to everything from the most egregious of constitutional
violations to articles we might be interested in.

So, keep the emails coming, and never think that anything is too insignificant or assume
that we might already know about it. You never know -- you might have stumbled into the
next bombshell of a story and not even realize it.

Please report anything that may be of concern to:
info@militaryreligiousfreedom.org



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