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VA Chaplain: Govít Made Me Hide Crosses and Pictures of Jesus, Banned Me From Reading Bible Aloud
Independent Journal Review ^ | June 2 2014 | Emily Hulsey

Posted on 06/02/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT by PoloSec

In the wake of the ever-growing VA scandal, actions at the Iron Mountain VA Hospital in Michigan may not have gotten quite as much press as many feel they should.

Patsy Norton, when walking into Iron Mountain’s VA chapel, was appalled to find every sign of Christianity hidden from sight. She detailed her shock in this letter, published by Joe For America:

May 30, 2014 The Daily News

EDITOR:

I went to the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain today on business. While there I stopped at the Chapel and found pinky-purple curtains with mesh at the top, covering the altar. (You know the type. They use them between sick patients in the hospital).

I stopped in my tracks, shocked at what I saw. I peeked behind the curtain, and found what used to be the welcoming part of the chapel, the Cross, a picture of Jesus, and other Christian icons familiar to the majority of Americans.

I found Chaplain Bob Mueller, to ask what the meaning was of this change. This is what he told me. “A couple of months ago, an order came down from Washington DC to cover all things associated with Christianity in the VA. Their solution is to cover everything in all the VA Chapels across the country.”

Patsy Norton Kingsford

Norton also said that the chaplain was told to “stop talking about Jesus, and to stop reading Scripture out loud.”

The repression of Christianity isn’t limited to Iron Mountain, but has been reported in VA facilities all over the country:

Last Christmas a group of Georgia high school students were given a list of government-approved carols to sing at a VA hospital in Augusta and a VA hospital in Texas refused to accept holiday cards that included the phrase, “Merry Christmas.”

Not only are these actions a symbol of religious intolerance, but they are another nail in the coffin, so to speak, of the state of the Veterans Administration.

Taking care of our veterans is one of our government’s utmost responsibilities. Limiting their religious freedoms and blocking them from medical care should not be tolerated.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: ironmountain; kenyanbornmuzzie; michigan; veteransaffairs
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1 posted on 06/02/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
the hate spilled over in the wrong direction with this VA fiasco!!!

Odd how its fallen OFF the front page since the TALIBAN TRADE!!!


2 posted on 06/02/2014 1:21:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...

When a void is created, something else will fill its place, Ping!

3 posted on 06/02/2014 1:23:01 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: PoloSec
I spent the morning at the VA trying to get an ID card. It's amazing that something so simple has to be made so difficult. No ID card will be forthcoming. I'll try again next month.

/johnny

4 posted on 06/02/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PoloSec

If WWII happened on Barky’s watch we would all be speaking German right now, except the Jews wouldn’t be speaking anything.


5 posted on 06/02/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: PoloSec
Christians who are also democrats will most likely choose to abandon Christianity to keep their main religion, Liberalism.
6 posted on 06/02/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: NYer

The Veil of the Tabernacle perhaps?


7 posted on 06/02/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec
Hm, I wonder what would be made of someone using as their standard greeting He is risen!
8 posted on 06/02/2014 1:34:39 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: PoloSec

This is happening in the USA, and nobody who could possibly do anything about it even cares. Most people are just waiting around for the gay pride parade and/or the welfare check.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: PoloSec

Orders from the top. Eliminate all vestiges of Christianity from the military, and then from the country.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 1:37:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: OneWingedShark

a martyr?


11 posted on 06/02/2014 1:38:56 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Reeses

But they’ll be wishing they could vote for Barky.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 1:43:54 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: PoloSec
I went to the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain today on business. While there I stopped at the Chapel and found pinky-purple curtains with mesh at the top, covering the altar. (You know the type. They use them between sick patients in the hospital). I stopped in my tracks, shocked at what I saw. I peeked behind the curtain, and found what used to be the welcoming part of the chapel, the Cross, a picture of Jesus, and other Christian icons familiar to the majority of Americans.

I found Chaplain Bob Mueller, to ask what the meaning was of this change. This is what he told me. “A couple of months ago, an order came down from Washington DC to cover all things associated with Christianity in the VA. Their solution is to cover everything in all the VA Chapels across the country.” Norton also said that the chaplain was told to “stop talking about Jesus, and to stop reading Scripture out loud.”

The repression of Christianity isn’t limited to Iron Mountain, but has been reported in VA facilities all over the country...

PFL

13 posted on 06/02/2014 1:48:31 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: PoloSec

What I want to know is what happened to the covenant the Chaplain had with God? He’s getting paid to deny Jesus.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 1:49:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: JRandomFreeper
No ID card will be forthcoming. I'll try again next month.
I called the VA last week regarding a new ID and was told that ALL vets are automatically getting new IDs.
They supposedly began sending them out last month.
Source
15 posted on 06/02/2014 1:50:05 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
The Veil of the Tabernacle perhaps?

More like the curtain drawn around a dying patient.

16 posted on 06/02/2014 1:54:58 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: oh8eleven
I'm still waiting to get my picture taken for the first one.

I'm not having much luck with that. Between equipment problems and people problems, I'm not sure it will ever happen.

/johnny

17 posted on 06/02/2014 1:57:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: I want the USA back

Orders from the head muzzie.

Notre Dame did the same thing when he slithered into South Bend.

But he’s not a muslim. Just ask his media.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: PoloSec

Oh well. At least June us sexual perversion month. Priorities, you know.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 2:16:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: PoloSec

This is revolting.

I get that not all serving personnel are Christian, nor are all veterans. That is fine - there are good people out there regardless.

Chaplains though, are some of the most amazing people in the services. Always there, with advice, encouragement and good humor. Chapels, if you are lucky enough to have a dedicated one instead of crowding into the mess hall, are places of silent contemplation. They are not something to hide away or be ashamed of.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 2:40:44 PM PDT by EC1
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