Skip to comments.VA Cemetery to Veterans: The Word "God," "Jesus" are Offensive, no Longer Allowed
Posted on 06/29/2011 4:58:40 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
The Houston National Cemetery has told veterans and volunteers alike that they can no longer use the word "God,""God bless," or "Jesus" at any and all funerals or condolence cards. The word has been deemed 'offensive.'
That is according to local volunteer and veterans groups that work at the cemetery. They are now suing the Cemetery in federal court so that they can use the word God.
To cite one specific example given in the suit, the director of the cemetery, Arleen Ocasio commanded volunteers never to use "God bless you" and "God bless" ever again at the cemetery.
Cheryl Whitfield, founder of Houston National Memorial Ladies, could not simply stand by. "I could've kept my mouth shut and let things happen, but when it comes to standing up for your belief in God and giving comfort to the families, I don't want to regret not saying anything," she said. "We all had to stand up for what we believe in."
Specifically, the suit brought against the cemetery and the Department of Veterans Affairs states that there has been "a widespread and consistent practice of discriminating against private religious speech."
(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...
God loves us and fights for us, shouldnt we do the same? This stuff just ruins my day. DAMNIT. Im sure Sheila Jackson Lee will get involved in this Houston affair
Yahweh bless you.
Elohim bless you.
We were warned about these people in Catholic grade school during the 50’s.
Tell them if they’re offended by God and Jesus, they can go (back) to Hell.
Same place; similar story; is this the source of concern; TO WIT: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2726109/posts
Unfortunately not. Here is a Prior article about the court ruling on this.
The world gets more insane every day.
Cannot mention God at a cemetary.
Fruits getting married,
Atheists upset that a cross is in the desert
No Nativity sets at Christmas
Chaplains cannot say “In Jesus name”
A Catholic College covers religious objects when the Bama appears.
A Muslim in the White House.
This is wrong at so many levels. Put aside the “Christian” angle for a moment. If you can’t mention God at a funeral, why do we have funerals? Why not just put the body in a garbage bag and throw it in with the rotten food and empty bottles at the trash dump?
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7630537.html covers the same material. You can reference it through the blog posting. The two situations are related ~ but right off hand it sounds like a single person is the problem.
It’s time to send Arleen Ocasio’s @$$ back to “The Gap” to sell blue jeans to teeny boppers. She’s obviously in over her head.
Someone there in Texas needs to kick the shit out of the peon that implemented this.....you actually think a trial by jury in TX could convict him/her?
No matter how often the right wing conservatives are proven to be right, they will never receive due apology and a roll back from the damage done by the liars.
The social liberals and libertarians are once again proven wrong, or blind, or they are shown to be liars who are in cahoots with the left.
The social conservatives are right and if people have any honesty left they need to listen to the social conservatives.
It is never just about the economy, but that lie continues (as taught by liberal professors and televison shows) to be repeated with utter disregard to truth and America's historic values.
And if they do mention God or Jesus, what will happen to them?
death without God is offensive
death without God is offensive
To be honest, I was skimming during morning coffee and did not read the details beyond what appears to confirm that it is indeed the same person involved in this matter.
It has been scrubbed from Yahoo but in the search results: (404 error)
2. Lawsuit Filed Against VA for Banning Invocation that Mentions ...
“26 May 2011 Ms. Ocasio required that Pastor Rainey’s prayer be pre-approved by her ... “I am very disappointed that the Houston National Cemetery would ...”
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