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Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Ranger Chaplain's Endorsing Agency: Women in Combat 'Contrary to Nature,' 'Biblical Duty of Man to Defend Woman'

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Last Friday's graduation of the first two female Army Rangers led a number of people to contact the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Why? Because of the invocation delivered at the graduation by Chaplain (Maj.) Mark Winton, the chaplain for the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

Retired General Confronts Chaplains on LGBT Rights; 'Make Room at the Table or Get Out'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

My friends, remember the name and words of rare courage of a retired Army 3-star General and be prepared to be astonished, if not thunderstruck, with pride and hope.

Bombing for Jesus -- Is the Mission of the U.S. Air Force to 'Glorify God?'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Today's United States Air Force is shockingly riddled with calculated, deliberate and willful ignorance as to what its actual mission is.

No, U.S. Air Force, There Is No Separation Between Standup Comedy and State

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

While being forced to promote beliefs contrary to their own is a made-up problem when it comes to military chaplains, it is actually a very real problem for other service members.

Who Called It 'Spiritual Rape' to Force Your Religion on Others? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Over the past two years, the term "spiritual rape," used by Mikey Weinstein to describe the unwanted and aggressive proselytizing of members of our military, has become one of the most popular go-to quotes in the world of fundamentalist Christian websites.

So, Who Should We Listen To -- Shirley Dobson or Norman Schwarzkopf?

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Well, another one of Shirley Dobson's big National Day of Prayer shindigs has come and gone, with all the same regulation-violating military participa...

Navy Chaplain Spectacle: "What's The Matter With Modder?"

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Chaplain Modder claims that it is he who is the REAL victim in this scenario, and that he has been, among other things, apparently set up by a junior officer who happens to be gay. Oh, Chaplain Modder, I hardly find YOU to be the aggrieved party here, sir.

Air Force Sentry Greetings: Less Is More

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Sentries in combat theaters such as Afghanistan (e,g., Bagram Air Base) or at nuclear launch and/or storage areas do not offer "Have a blessed day" to persons entering the installation or the weapons storage area. Neither should they do so at any other installations.

Air Force Promotes Ministry that Forces Poor to be Evangelized to Receive Medical Care

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

According to the mission statement page on the T.I.M.E. for Christ Medical Ministries website: "Our medical caravan is just the beginning. Our real p...

Religious Accommodation -- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Anyone who has ever watched a Congressional hearing knows it is a set up. The majority runs the show. They select the majority of witnesses for any given panel. The outcome is preordained.

Wanted: ROTC Military Science Professor (No Non-Christians Need Apply)

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Before getting into just how blatantly Christian and incredibly unconstitutional this "Christian run ROTC program" is, I need to back up for a minute and explain why I was looking at Wheaton's ROTC program in the first place.

US Air Force: God Has Already Decided Which DoD Contractors Will Get Contracts

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Well, it seems that when it comes to who will be awarded defense contracts, the Air Force has a message for potential bidders -- God has already decid...

Mikey Weinstein Makes Students at Patrick Henry College Think -- School Deletes Video (UPDATED)

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Mikey Weinstein being invited to be a guest as part of this PHC interview series was somewhat surprising to those of us at MRFF, but Mikey is always up for a "challenge," so he gladly accepted Dr. Olasky's invitation into the lion's den.

Today's Air Force Would Have Rejected Pat Tillman and Jesus?

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Why should our brave service members be asked to sacrifice and destroy their pride, integrity, honor and character and waive their basic Constitutional freedom to choose their god or not?

National Day of Prayer 2014 Postmortem -- U.S. Military Endorses Calling its Commander-in-Chief the 'Abortion President'

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Last Thursday, despite being in violation of a plethora of its own regulations, the Department of Defense allowed a whole bunch of uniformed military personnel to participate in Shirley Dobson's National Day of Prayer Task Force event on Capitol Hill.

Pentagon to Join in 'One Voice United in Prayer' (On Separate Days in Separate Locations, Depending on Your Religion)

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Next Thursday, May 1, is the National Day of Prayer -- that abhorrently unconstitutional congressionally mandated day each year when our government tells us all that we should pray.

Op-Ed Is Wrong About Air Force Academy Cadets' Religious Rights

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) would like to specifically respond to and correct some of the egregiously erroneous stateme...

MRFF Complains About Atheists Proselytizing at Air Force Academy? Surely Pigs Are Flying!

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

MRFF agrees with the Freethinkers Club that their group should be able to participate in S.P.I.R.E., but does not condone the manner in which these cadets chose to protest the Academy's refusal to recognize them as a S.P.I.R.E. group.

Liberty Institute's Kelly Shackelford Spreads 'Fear and Misinformation' at Air Force Academy Leadership Symposium

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

One of the speakers at this year's National Character & Leadership Symposium was Kelly Shackelford, the President & CEO of the Liberty Institute, which describes itself as "the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in America."

Rep. Fleming: NDAA Religious Freedom Language Not a 'Touchdown' -- New Talking Points Needed

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment.

Air Force Base Lights Menorah -- Too Little, Too Late

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Last Thursday night, Travis Air Force Base in California held its annual Christmas tree lighting. In a lame attempt to avoid complaints of not being religiously inclusive, a small menorah was included in the base's "holiday" display along with the tree and a nativity scene.

An $88,000 Piano for an Army Chapel? What Military Cutbacks?

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

If service members so afraid of being "out" as Christians that they're afraid to even go church, then how can there be so many service members attending worship services that the military needs to build mega-church size chapels to accommodate the large crowds?

MRFF Demands the Immediate Dismissal of 'Ex-Gay' Counselor from Air Force Academy

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Rodda

As reported by the Colorado Springs Independent, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air F...

The Lies Used by Jay Sekulow to Defend an Oath Against Lying: An Open Letter to the Superintendent of the Air Force Academy

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Optionally adding the words "so help me God" is, of course, anyone's right. These words, however, should not be a part of the official oath, where they inevitably lead to situations in which cadets are forced or coerced to say them.

To Swear or Not to Swear: The Founders' Original Intent for Military Oaths

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The founders who wrote the first military oath under the Constitution in 1789 did not include the words "So help me God," so their intent was obviously that these words not be part of the oath.