Skip to comments.VA Refuses Christmas Cards from 51 School Kids Intended for Disabled Veterans
Posted on 12/27/2013 12:00:41 PM PST by Kaslin
A group of 51 school children in Texas spent the week before Christmas making Christmas cards for veterans. According to the VA, the kids made a mistake by saying "Merry Christmas".
Fox News reports VA hospital refuses to accept 'Merry Christmas' cards.
Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas.
Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.
Gracies card read, Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service. It also included an American flag.
But the bedridden veterans at the VA hospital will never get to see Gracies card. Nor will they see the cards made by 51 other students. Thats because the Christmas cards violated VA policy.
Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute said "Targeting the benevolent work of little children for censorship is disgusting. Do the Grinches in the administration of the VA really believe our bravest warriors need protection from the heartfelt well wishes of small children saying Merry Christmas?"
The cards will not be thrown away -- they are being shipped to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio and to a private facility for veterans in Louisiana.
The VA is protecting our soldiers from receiving "offensive" such as the following.
Also consider this image fom Breitbart Veterans Affairs Bans Christmas Cards to Troops over Religious Content.
Lack of Common Sense
Banning "Merry Christmas" has nothing to do with banning school prayer. It does have everything to do with lack of common sense.
Christmas is a day. It is also a national holiday. If one wants to assign religious meaning to the day, one can. If one wants to treat it like a national holiday with no religious overtones, one can do that too.
If the VA wanted to remove cards with "clear" religious messages such as "Christ Died for You", I would not have a problem with it. But, "Merry Christmas" is a ubiquitous phrase.
Christmas is December 25, every year, like it or not. And it's a national holiday, every year, like it or not.
Banning "Merry Christmas" is absurd.
We need to press this issue this time to make sure someone is fired over this
pass this storyon until it goes viral
make sure hannity and rush and the usual vast right wing conspiracy repeat it
That’s what happens when you have a muslim as president....The Muzzie motto of “Kill all the Christians and Jews”....means anyway you can...physically, morally, intellectually.
So they celebrated “Merry ‘you know what’ *wink*” day?
And we still call this America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave”?
Next time they’ll know to write “Happy HannuRamaKwansmas”
If they had sent gay porn cards it would have been allowed...................
Yeah, they won’t wish each other Merry Christmas but they’ll happily take that day off.
Sad isn’t it?
Is this the same VA group that banned prayers during military funerals or similar BS a few months ago?
I’d like to see how they ask for that day off:
“Do we have to work on hmmmmm-mmm day?”
Contact Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which oversees the VA. The clowns who run the VA ought to be dragged into a hearing room and put on the hot seat.
While Christmas shopping this year, I made it a point to look people in the eye and say very clearly “Merry Christmas.” I absolutely refuse to concede to the MOTUS and all the rest of his cronies.
Surely the intent was at least in part to let the kids know that veterans are a bunch of haters
Did the disabled vets have a say in the decision? If not, why not? They live in a free country they fought for the free country.
Obama won’t stop until he has completely done everything he can do to destroy the military in every way possible. And when it doesn’t come from him ( Ryan) it’s probably just set up to look like it was generated by someone else, an enabler like that awful Ryan that horrible horrible baby faced liberal wife henpecked dominated awful turncoat man that horrible Paul Ryan working for this cause
Leave the vets a fn lone Leave them out ofbthis. Ugh ugh ugh
“Thats what happens when you have a muslim as president....The Muzzie motto of Kill all the Christians and Jews....means anyway you can...physically, morally, intellectually.”
this is in no way a defense of Obama, but Christian bashing was here long before Obama. just look at the aclu and their Christian hating agenda.
the only difference I see now is that before Obama it was only Christians being bashed, now you see a little jew bashing.
But we’re told there is no “war on Christmas”
I weep for my country.
This is an outrage. But will we hear from the Armed Services Committee? McCain? Powell? Petraus? Obama? FOX? Talk radio?
So this is what America’s best died for?