Skip to comments.Dept of VA censors funeral prayers
Posted on 06/30/2011 4:30:49 AM PDT by rockabyebaby
I did not see this posted anywhere.....
HOUSTON (FOX-Houston) - Local veterans say the Department of Veterans Affairs is consistently censoring their prayers, banning them from saying the words "God," and "Jesus" during funeral services at Houston National Cemetery.
Three separate organizations have come forward complaining the cemetery's director and other government officials are violating the First Amendment. Members from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion and the National Memorial Ladies all complain of "religious hostility" at the cemetery.
On Tuesday they told a federal judge what's been going on there.
"People are doing things out there that I feel like they shouldn't be," said Jim Rodgers, a Vietnam veteran.
"We are private citizens in a private organization, and yet we are restricted from saying what our ritual calls for," said John Spahr, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
(Excerpt) Read more at byztex.blogspot.com ...
They WILL allow the bathrooms to be altered to
facilitate foot washing for Moslems.
And ‘allah’ will still be available for mourners, of course.
America has apparently lost to Islam under the DNC and
the tyrant Imam Obama.
Osama Bin Laden got a full Muslim funeral.
Once this hits the MSM (?), I’d love to see the backtracking.
I did a search under Dept of veterans affairs and didn’t see it posted! Yours has a different title, BUT, I’m glad you were on it yesterday and think we need to keep this story going because christians are being thrown to the lions once again.
Well, congratulations to all of you out there who pulled the lever for all these socialists who are going to save humanity.
And, to all those “Independents” who get their kicks out of thinking they’re brilliant when they move left, congratulation to you too. Now, you’re going to have to put your brilliance to the test in order to figure out how your brilliance got us into the pickle we’re in.
Congratulations geniuses and have some more kool-aid.
Can not imagine this. I an a participating volunteer at funerals for veterans at a National Cemetery in Pennsylvania and have NEVER seen a problem with funerals conducted there. We pray all the time, the families pray, vaarious supporting groups pray..
I’m a bit confused by this article. Internment ceremonies at national cemeteries are private affairs, no part of them is subject to the cemetery management (other than scheduling and plot space). So, how on Earth can the proceedings be censored??
As a govt moves toward socialist tyranny, it always moves toward official state atheism.
Nothing must be above The State.
In that same line allow me to add to your statement about these Marching Morons ...
Having demonstrated your 'tolerance' and 'inclusiveness' by voting for a 1st term US Senator with no executive or business experience in 2008, are you now going to double down in the midst of an apparent double-dip recession by repeating your spectacularly STUPID vote?
As a real-life exemplar of the above, I was having breakfast at a crowded restaurant and shared a table with a stranger and in the course of conversation I mentioned that I was considering Michelle Bachmann and his retort, delivered in a scathing voice, was "I'm not a racist and that is why I am voting for Obama in 2012!"
Yes, that’s all the information I could find about her, including the fact that she has a BA degree in art or the arts.
which is of course great, great training for running a VA cemetery.
Didn’t sate if she were married, had kids.
And so you should have said, ‘So why aren’t you voting for Herman Cain?’
Because government will intrude unless the reins are pulled. This is a Capital 'B' Bureaucrat exercising what she perceives as her power of control over her assigned administrative area. When we discuss concepts of "limited government" over "enabled government", this is what the actual effect is, a bureaucrat encroaching in areas of free speech and other CONSTITUTIONAL restraints. Unfortunately, what was once an unbelievably intrusive act is all too believable now!
“I’m not a racist and that is why I am voting
for Obama in 2012.”
It looks like the stranger with whom you sat at lunch likes to wash it down with the cool-aid flavor favored by the Democrat Party Ministry of Propaganda.
Your personal experience is the reason that I keep telling people not to be surprised when obama is re-elected. The same sobs that put him in the first time will put him in again. With the assistance and encouragement of the Republican Party.
You are not holding your breath, are you?
Not at all.
My earlier point was: unless somebody in the private group having a burial service invites the $#%! cemetery director to the ceremony, how is he/she/it going to find out what is said there?