God officially excluded from U.S. military funerals

“The hostile and discriminatory actions by the Veterans Affairs officials in Houston are outrageous, unconstitutional and must stop,” said Jeff Mateer, an attorney with Liberty Institute, which filed the original lawsuit on behalf of the veterans groups. “Government officials who engage in religious discrimination against citizens are breaking the law. Sadly, this seems to be a pattern of behavior at the Houston VA National Cemetery.”

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Ed from Arlington Heights writes, “At military cemetery funerals services, the new directive is: God or Jesus’ name cannot be mentioned. Just when the dead soldier can’t defend himself, some government Czar decides that what he/she died for was not freedom of religion. While our soldiers are fighting for freedom over there, our soldiers have lost their rights over here.”