Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 27 2013

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

Apparently, military cutbacks don’t apply to church music. Sebastian Sprenger at Inside Defense reports that the Department of Defense has just spent $88,000 for a Steinway piano for a chapel at Fort Riley, Kansas, writing: “That’s some church piano. What might have gone into the Army’s decision to spend almost $90,000 on a concert-pianist grade …

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Nov 19 2013

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

As reported by the Colorado Springs Independent, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning demanding that Dr. Mike Rosebush be immediately dismissed from his position at the Air Force Academy. The full article about Dr. Rosebush, the subject of an extensive report by …

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Nov 15 2013

Operation Hijack Hashtag #militaryfreedom

Screengrab of the email from Twitter proving that the Thomas More Law Center retweeted my tweet.

Last night on the House floor, there was an hour of speeches from Louie Gohmert and some other fundie congress members ranting about how Christians are being persecuted in the military. Gohmert and all the fundie organizations that have banded together into a coalition to destroy religious freedom in the military (for everybody except anti-gay …

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Nov 13 2013

Emails to MRFF from Two Very Different Kinds of Christians

As the Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), I read a lot of emails that come into the foundation — emails from supporters, from people asking for our help, and, of course, from detractors. Because the overwhelming majority of MRFF’s clients are Christians, most of the emails I read from people …

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Nov 07 2013

A New MRFF Hate Mail Reading (VIDEO)

The latest emails from people sharing the love of Jesus with MRFF:

Nov 06 2013

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

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Last month, to issues regarding cadets at the Air Force Academy being forced to say “so help me God” when taking oaths came up. The first, which got little media attention, was that cadets were sent an email telling them that if they did not say these words their commissioning oath would not be legal, …

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Nov 05 2013

There Will Be No More Sunday Funnies

The sanctimonious commenters win. They’ve succeeded in sucking the fun out of Sunday Funnies and will just have to find somewhere else to go rant about how grievously offended they are.