The Declaration of Independence was not a separation from God; it was a separation from tyranny. But tyranny reigns once again from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department officials and Houston National Cemetery director Arleen Ocasio, who have ordered the ban on the words “God”, “God bless,” or “Jesus” at any and all funerals or condolence cards.
The Houston National Cemetery is the 2nd largest in America, where 70,000 veterans are buried.
Members of Veterans Groups have protested. Some members have begun a lawsuit. The lawsuit specifically accuses the the U.S. Veteran Affairs Department and the Houston National Cemetery Director, Arleen Ocasio, of banning members of these groups from invoking the names of God or Jesus at burials, and forbidding the recitation of religious messages unless the deceased’s family submits the text to her for approval.
Here is a quote from one veteran:
“To have the director of this facility try to censor religious speech, to censor the name of God, is a slap in the face to not only every American who believes in God, but it’s a slap in the face to every veteran who fought for our freedom.”
Normally, the ACLU through the U.S. government is behind the censorship of religious speech. Has not the ACLU censorship been a “slap in the face to every veteran who fought for our freedom?”
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