Sunday Afternoon, October 10, 2021
MILITARY OFFICER THANKS MRFF
FOR ITS GUIDANCE IN DEALING WITH
AN ALL-TOO-FAMILIAR SITUATION — THE
"ABCs" OF ILLICIT MILITARY PROSELYTIZING


On October 6, an active duty military officer contacted MRFF with the
type of complaint that is all too familiar to us — one that contained
the three common and consistent elements — or "ABCs" — that
constitute the majority of the issues reported to MRFF:

A. It involved a senior military leader.

B. The senior military leader was proselytizing their Christian faith to subordinate military members.

C. This proselytizing was done at a mandatory event, meeting, or formation at which the senior military leader’s subordinates were a captive audience.

A few days later, MRFF received the email below from the military officer, thanking us for both the information and the encouragement.
Email from military officer who, with MRFF's help, was armed with the precise regulations they needed to address a senior leader's blatant proselytizing
From: Active Duty U.S. Military Officer/MRFF Client’s E-Mail Address Withheld
Subject: Thank You
Date: October 9, 2021 at 9:53:47 PM MDT
To: Mikey Weinstein <mikey@militaryreligiousfreedom.org>, Military Religious Freedom Foundation <info@militaryreligiousfreedom.org>

Hi Mikey and MRFF, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your assistance with an incident that recently occurred.  I was shocked when it happened in my unit, and knew I had to personally address the issue with our leadership.  The incident involved one of our senior military leaders blatantly proselytizing the Christian faith to subordinates at a large, mandatory, military formation/meeting of our unit. It consumed all of my thoughts for the rest of the day and I knew the incident would have a negative impact on our unit, let alone it could negatively impact my ability to perform my best in the unit.  I reached out late that night on MRFF’s website, and within minutes that night, Mikey called me for more information.  During our conversation he provided additional resources, and the exact regulation references.  More importantly, he encouraged me and provided the necessary assurances that this incident was in fact a violation of the Establishment Clause.  Armed with this information, the next day, I was able to confidently address the situation with our leadership.  Thank you again Mikey for your confidence in me, and boosting my courage to stand up for what is right, ethical, and legal. 

(Active Duty U. S. Military Officer/MRFF Client’s name rank, title, unit and military installation all withheld)
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