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Veterans allowed to rest in peace
The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 10/28/2011 7:12:05 PM PDT by jazusamo

Edited on 10/28/2011 7:18:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

America’s heroes can once again be laid to rest with appropriate religious services. A federal court last month approved a consent decree in which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreed to drop its ban on prayer and the mention of “God” during funerals and other events at national cemeteries.


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: arleenocasio; funerals; military; prayer; va; vfw
“prayer and religious speech could no longer be included in the burial ritual unless the family submits a specific prayer or message in writing to Director Ocasio for her approval.”

Outrageous

In her defense she said she was only following orders. The White House has yet to comment.

Also outrageous, she should name names and the White House should respond.

1 posted on 10/28/2011 7:12:15 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Why file a lawsuit?

Why not give Dexter Morgan a call?

2 posted on 10/28/2011 7:21:21 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: jazusamo

“In her defense she said she was only following orders. The White House has yet to comment.

Also outrageous, she should name names and the White House should respond.”

My thoughts exactly. This should be a priority with some Senator to find out just exactly whose orders she was following.


3 posted on 10/28/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
This should be a priority with some Senator to find out just exactly whose orders she was following.

I couldn't agree more. This kind of thing has to be stopped and until people are willing to speak out against religious discrimination will continue. It matters not the religious beliefs of a deceased military member, they have the right to be buried with their preferred religious service.

4 posted on 10/28/2011 7:33:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

After five months of litigation, the government chose to act.

http://blog.chron.com/armedsources/2011/10/judge-signs-off-on-houston-national-cemetery-settlement/


5 posted on 10/28/2011 7:43:02 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

*After five months of litigation, the government chose to act*

NO, they were forced to act


6 posted on 10/28/2011 7:44:05 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: jazusamo

Grand folks are at Bushnell, Florida V.A. Cemetary.
I’ve walked and watched the sun rise to wandering deer.
Most entered there are Christian.
I’ll be damned if anyone will EVER tell me what i can and can not say there.


7 posted on 10/28/2011 7:52:58 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: jazusamo

Are you frecking kidding me? First I’ve heard of this.


8 posted on 10/28/2011 7:58:43 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Joe Boucher
I’ll be damned if anyone will EVER tell me what i can and can not say there.

AMEN!!

9 posted on 10/28/2011 7:58:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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10 posted on 10/28/2011 7:59:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

things are pretty far gone when you celebrate a victory like this.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 8:19:08 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: jazusamo

In her defense she said she was only following orders.

For that to be true all VA cemeteries would have been doing the same thing and there would be written orders over a signature that could be examined and the originator would be known.


12 posted on 10/28/2011 8:49:41 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


13 posted on 10/28/2011 8:57:28 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (The Tea Party outnumbers the Flea Party!)
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To: jazusamo

This really was a non issue except for one cemetery and one person. Over the past 3 years I have participated in several dozen military funerals at National Cemeteries in 2 state and DC and God, Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father etc were used at all times.. That anyone thinks that veterans burying a friend are going to accept being told they can not mention God has little knowledge of veterans!


14 posted on 10/28/2011 9:40:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: rockinqsranch
“In her defense she said she was only following orders. The White House has yet to comment.”

“Just following orders” That excuse did not work for the Nazis at the war crimes, and it does not work in this case either.

All that it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. Glad someone stood up for common sense!

15 posted on 10/28/2011 10:42:02 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Protesters had called for VA to fire Houston cemetery director Arleen Ocasio, but her status is not addressed in the agreement.

Her future is an internal matter, VA officials said.


If you are referring to “her” as this absolute waste of air and space, I vehemently dissagree with you...

She needs to be shown the street...Right now...


16 posted on 10/29/2011 10:26:29 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Note that I was calling her a prevaricator with out calling her a prevaricator. When it is only the VA cemetery that she is in charge of where God was banished then she is the only one responsible and yes should be fired and permanently banned from any government job.


17 posted on 10/29/2011 10:39:28 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: stevie_d_64

With a little further thought, she deprived citizens of GOD given rights. She deserves prison time for those actions.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 10:43:38 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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