RE: Houston National Cemetery Censorship?
Texas-based Liberty Institute has filed suit on behalf of the VFW, American Legion, and The National Memorial Ladies over allegations of religious hostility and unlawful censorship by the VA and its director of the Houston National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio.
“They’ve told the VFW and the American Legion that they cannot have prayer during the burial services of our veterans, unless the family requests it in writing and submits the prayer for pre-approval,” said Liberty Institute general counsel Jeff Mateer.
The VA, meanwhile, insists its national cemeteries welcome appropriate religious recitations. The “VA values and respects every veteran and their family’s right to a burial service that honors their faith tradition,” said Keith Ethridge, director of VA’s National Chaplain Center.
The Houston cemetery superintendent has declined to speak to the press despite numerous requests. Read more about the lawsuit at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/veterans-affairs-bans-mention-of-god-at-funerals-for-vets-124680358.html.
vfwlady comment: God Blessed Texas with His own hand, and they want Him back!
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