28 Apr '16, 11pm

National Day of Prayer event on Marine Corps base causes controversy

National Day of Prayer event on Marine Corps base causes controversy

A National Prayer Day event at the Marine Corps University aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., is under fire from a religious freedom group. (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images) 1639 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 7 COMMENT EMAIL MORE A civil liberties group has blasted a planned event to mark National Prayer Day at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, sent an email Wednesday to Brig. Gen. Helen Pratt, president of MCU, saying that he represents 21 members of the university’s faculty, staff and students who object to the event. “Your MCU subordinates are quite justifiably fearful of reprisal and retribution from you if they voice their objections,” Weinstein wrote. “So they came to MRFF to bring their pleas to you to either cancel this event all together or to restructure it in a wa...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/04/28...

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