MilitaryReligiousFreedom.org

Fighting for our servicemembers' rights, so they can fight for ours.

 

Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation today.

 

              


Saturday, September 23, 2017


MRFF's DoD/IG COMPLAINT MOVES THROUGH CHAIN
OF COMMAND

U.S. AIR FORCE
FORCED TO ADMIT INVESTIGATION OF HERNANDEZ

Contrary To What The Air Force Told Stars and Stripes, USAF Is Indeed Officially Investigating.


STARS & STRIPES COVERS MRFF

"Air Force: Investigators reviewing statements by outspoken chaplain Hernandez"

Friday, September 22, 2017

By: Stars And Stripes Dianna Cahn, September 22, 2017

"WASHINGTON – After initially denying an investigation, the Air Force said Friday that its inspector general's office is reviewing complaints against reserve chaplain Capt. Sonny Hernandez, who proclaimed that Christian servicemembers are wrong to support the rights of other faiths to practice their religion, actions that he said will lead them to hell.

'I can confirm that the Air Force is reviewing IG complaints made against Chaplain Hernandez that were referred to the Air Force Inspector General's office,' Air Force spokesman Col. Patrick Ryder said Friday. 'At this time it would be inappropriate to comment on the nature of those complaints or speculate on potential outcomes.'

[...]

The organization's president and founder, Mikey Weinstein, said the complaint was in addition to others MRFF filed against Hernandez in April. He said he was surprised that the complaints were being reviewed by the Air Force, not Pentagon investigators.

[...]

It also is further complicated by the fact that Hernandez is a reserve chaplain, meaning most days, he is a civilian. He told Stars and Stripes this week that he sees his role as that of missionary and said he was espousing purely theological arguments."

[...]

Click to read


RESERVE CHAPLAIN HERNANDEZ IS A COMMISSIONED OFFICER 24/7

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hernandez is NOT a civilian

His Legal Status Became
"Commissioned Officer"
Moment He Swore Oath


In response to the Stars and Stripes' article, MRFF's Legal Counsel, Don Rehkopf Jr., Esq., wrote the following:

Email To Stars and Stripes Reporter From MRFF Legal Counsel Don Rehkopf:

[...]

"Finally, let me correct something from your article in today's S&S that is not correct. You stated:  "It also is further complicated by the fact that Hernandez is a reserve chaplain, meaning most days, he is a civilian."  That is not accurate.  When a person is commissioned as an Officer of the United States, that commission changes ones legal status from being a civilian to that of a commissioned officer.  One remains a commissioned officer at all times unless one of 3 things happen: (1) you resign your commission; (2) you are administratively discharged from the Officer corps; or (3) you are court-martialed for an offense and sentenced to be dismissed from the Officer corps.  Thus, Chaplain (Capt) Hernandez is and remains a commissioned officer 24/7 and, while he may not be performing military duties by-and-large, he is not a civilian. Whether or not Chaplain Hernandez understands this is unclear, but to claim that on "most days, he is a civilian" is not accurate. While he pretextually attempts to hide behind this pseudo-distinction, viz., "civilian" versus "reservist," it is a non-existent and false attempt to shield his actions, actions which he in his biographical link refers to his Reserve Chaplain’s status, from legal scrutiny.

/S/  Don

DONALD G. REHKOPF, JR., Esq.

Click to Read


Click for Background on
Previous USAF Statement
Regarding Hernandez

Click to read background on Hernandez and the Massive MRFF Media Coverage surrounding his
Unconstitutional Remarks


 

Inbox logo

We receive an enormous amount of emails at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, both from our supporters and detractors.
Through "MRFF's Inbox", we share some of these emails with you.

Click to view MRFF's Inbox


Connect with MRFF:
Mikey Weinstein Facebook Page Mikey Weinstein Twitter Mikey Weinstein Youtube Channel

SUPPORT MRFF!

Your Generous Support Allows us to Continue
our Fight in the Courts and in the Media

The media outlets referenced in the links above (if applicable) don't have any affiliation with the
Military Religious Freedom Foundation, nor have expressed endorsement thereof.

While we make every effort to ensure that news articles pertaining to our Foundation remain available for you to access,
we are unable to guarantee that the link above will remain online and unchanged indefinitely.