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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:03 PM

MRFF Gets Christian Proselytizing "Pilgrim Heritage" Military Thanksgiving Event Canceled [View all]

Source: daily kos

Friday November 08, 2019 · 9:50 AM CST


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..................................

Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/8/1898059/-MRFF-Gets-Christian-Proselytizing-Pilgrim-Heritage-Military-Thanksgiving-Event-Canceled?utm_campaign=trending


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