It is a long shot, obviously. But it is still a very nice gesture for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
They have been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
Who nominated them?
The nominator of MRFF for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize is identified as a Senator from a foreign nation, which is an ally of the United States, and the only Christian legislator in the upper chamber of that country’s national parliament.
Why were they nominated? You can see the redacted letter sent to the Nobel committee here:
Here’s one key excerpt:
In the years since its founding, MRFF has been contacted, reached out to and retained by nearly 15,000 active duty United States marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and veterans, 96% of whom, amazingly, are actually Christians of various denominations. These Christian armed forces clients of MRFF find themselves targeted by power wielding fundamentalists, superior to them in the military chain of command, who do not consider Catholics or mainstream Protestants to be “true Christians.” The remainder of MRFFs clients consists of a galaxy of non-Christian, religious minorities such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, atheists and agnostics and many others.
You can argue there are people and groups more deserving of the Nobel Prize, but it’s hard to deny the importance of a group that watches over improper use of religion in the armed forces.