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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:03 PM

MRFF Gets Christian Proselytizing "Pilgrim Heritage" Military Thanksgiving Event Canceled

Source: daily kos





Friday November 08, 2019 · 9:50 AM CST

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A while back, a group of about a dozen service members were assigned by their commander to plan this year’s Thanksgiving luncheon for their military organization.

Last year’s event was held at the commander’s off-base church and, according to the service member who ended up contacting the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) for help, was, not surprisingly, a Christian proselytizing event, something that the service members did not want repeated this year.

The service members tasked with planning the event told the commander and his staff that this year’s event would not be held at the commander’s church, but would be held in the large conference room on base that is used for other mandatory gatherings. This change of location was reluctantly agreed to by the commander, but he still insisted that Christian prayers would be delivered by himself and the chaplains he had invited to attend. It was at this point that one of the service members contacted MRFF for help.

MRFF founder and president Mikey Weinstein immediately contacted the commander’s superiors, and a few days later the service members were told that there would not be Christian prayers at the event. It appeared that the problem was solved. But then, a few days later, the service members were told that the Christian prayers were back on. Why? Because the event was now going to be called a “Pilgrim Heritage” Thanksgiving luncheon, supposedly making Christian prayers historical and not religious, since the Pilgrims were Christians..................................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:07 PM

1. So insecure they must push their "beliefs" on others...

particularly if they have some sort of authority over the others....pricks

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:39 PM

12. Stop persecuting christians!

No offense intended, but I think we all know that will be the next sentence out of their mouths if they can't shove their prayers down everyone's throats.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:44 PM

13. Persecuted and Repressed Oh My!

This video doesn't exactly fit the situation but I have always loved the movie and this scene is one of my favs....

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:48 AM

15. I love Python.

The Holy Grail is one of the funniest movies ever made, in my opinion. "How do you know he's a king?" "He doesn't have shit all over him". I never grow tired of watching it. Thanks for posting the clip.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. Sounds like that Commander needs to be removed.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:28 PM

7. If the commander wants to celebrate American history,

he should celebrate religious freedom or the goddess Colombia - either one is more American than forcing fanaticism on his troops.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:56 PM

3. The biggest snowflakes on the planet are white Christian conservatives.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:20 PM

5. Exactly!

Well said

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:16 PM

4. Nearly everything I've learned about the Pilgrims/Puritans since I was in grade school tells

me that anyone who venerates this group is mistaken. They were not a people to emulate, let alone be the subject of "Historical Prayers" for the military or anyone else.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:24 PM

6. They were thrown out of England for being dangerous religious fundamentalist nut jobs.

The 'religious freedom' they were seeking was not something they were 'seeking'. The king kicked them out, which is part of the reason they did not turn back when their ship was damaged en route - they were banished.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:44 PM

10. And they settled first in Holland.

Where they could worship as they wanted, problem was, all the other faiths in Holland were horning in on their schtick.

So they came here to the "Colonies" so they could set up their theocratic government.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:13 PM

18. This is the part of the story not properly taught in school.

They didn't leave so much as they were thrown out and good riddance. It's a key detail.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:19 PM

11. Not to mention the witch burnings.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:11 AM

16. This is what I think of when I hear "Pilgrims" and "Thanksgiving"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:36 PM

8. So the commander is going to promote anti-Catholicism.

So the commander is going to promote anti-Catholicism.

That was part of the Pilgrim history/heritage.

http://mayflowerhistory.com/religion

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:33 PM

9. The commander sounds like a real turkey.

Snork snork...sorry, I couldn’t help it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:04 PM

14. This - is one of the many reasons

People hate pushy meddlesome Christians.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:57 AM

17. Dominionism in our military. These are far-far right so called "christians" and,

their goal is to take over government to force the whole world to (according to William Barr and Mike Pompeo) follow their creed or burn in hell. For real people, these people are fascist.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

19. +1

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