|GOD BLESS AMERICA|
Source Imagine how you would feel if you lost a loved one serving in the military. Your family has paid the ultimate price, protecting the freedoms that all Americans enjoy. And now friends and relatives have gathered at the “National Cemetery” for a funeral service and to pay respects to the departed. However, nothing can proceed until the words of the memorial service have been screened and approved. Sound a little far-fetched? Well, That‘s the battle that’s been happening between Texas veterans and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) for months.
Earlier this year, the (VA) asked that all specific references to God be removed from the Memorial Day ceremonies slated to be held at the Houston cemetery. A judge granted a stay against the VA and the prayers were allowed to go on without government oversight or editing. But the battle continued, despite a very clear warning from the bench: the judge warned the agency it had stepped too far, saying officials were essentially “decreeing how citizens honor their veterans.”
But despite the judge’s warning, it seems the censorship has continued. 740 KTRH News Radio in Houston has interviewed several people who have experienced it first-hand: Attorney Jeff Mateer represents the Liberty Institute; he says the cemetery director won’t allow the use of “God” or “Jesus” unless the family submits the prayer in writing for her approval. “In addition, director Arlene Ocasio has stated the National Memorial Ladies cannot tell families ‘God Bless,’ they cannot communicate in writing or orally,” says Mateer. “And that violates the U.S. Constitution.”
What else can be done to the veteran, without our veteran, we would either be talking German or Japanese. Without hesitation our veteran has given us his all, they have had their legs and arms ripped from their body, for the sake of freedom. They have given up being with their loved ones, their sons and daughters wives,fathers and mothers to defend our country, to keep our lands free. What do we do in return, CHAPLAINS are no longer to refer to God in sermons, now they want to remove GOD when we honor our veterans. This makes me physically ill. It should make you ANGRY as hell. It is time that we as a nation, founded on JUDEO CHRISTIAN values stand up for our veterans, they need our support now.
(Houston Chronicle ) Agency Backs down after losing court fight over pastor's mention of Jesus in Memorial Day invocation at Houston Cemetery.
The nation's agency for military veterans has agreed to stay out of religious refereeing for now, backing down from its attempt to tell a minister how to craft a prayer for a Memorial Day invocation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Hindrichs told federal District Judge Lynn Hughes that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not demand that Memorial Day prayers at Houston National Cemetery Monday be as non-denominational as possible. "(The agency) will let the prayer go on this Monday," Hindrichs told Hughes. Read more:
This is not going to be the end of the story, I am sure of it, however, we as Country, need to stand up for our Christian values. If you are a non believer, fine, nobody is going to bother you, but do not try and force your beliefs on me, especially our veterans. I also have a suggestion, if you do not like the way we do things in the United States, then LEAVE, GET OUT. We do not want you. Go live with the Taliban, go live in some radical Islamic Country. In a country that will cane you, or stone your wife to death, or cut your hands off for stealing. If you do not like our Christian Nation, again I say get out, we do not need you at all.
Just because Barack Hussein Obama says that America is no longer a Christian Nation, does NOT make it so. Just because Barack Hussein Obama says he is a Christian, does not make it so, but like always that is just my opinion...................like it or not.