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Danielle - posted on 07/01/2011
Wow! And I thought we lived in a FREE country. My father is a veteran AND a minister and when the day comes that God calls him home it's gonna take a lot more than a judge to stop me from having prayer at his service. I'll go ahead and tell you that now. Now I would understand it if the person that has passed didn't want prayer at their funeral but this is ridiculous!
Rosie - posted on 07/01/2011
well i think having government led prayer is clearly a violation of the constitution, however, since that is the case why does the Dedpt of veterans affairs even have appointed pastors? isn't that clearly a bit contradictory?
Amber - posted on 06/30/2011
The families CAN say whatever they want; I didn't read any where that the families were being told the couldn't say things. The Official Veteran organizations can't.
Veterans' organizations are considered agencies of the government. No government official can give a speech with respect to religion, it is against the law because it violates the Establishment Clause.
Gina - posted on 06/29/2011
WHF! I think it's the families right to say whatever they want at a funeral of a loved one.If they want to prayer to God, the earth, or the damn trees, who has the right to tell them they can't, And why and how do they have that right????
Becky - posted on 06/29/2011
Wow, that is ridiculous if it is true! If a soldier and his family believed in God, then God should absolutely be allowed to be included in his funeral ceremony. I can see not talking about God if the deceased was of another religious background or didn't believe in a god at all, but then they should also be allowed to include whatever diety the choose (if they choose to include one!) That is just taking things waaaaaaaaaay too far! I can just imagine if I died and someone told my husband and parents they couldn't mention God or pray at my funeral! The shit would hit the fan!
âv^âv^ââ¥ - posted on 06/29/2011
Although I'm researching it now and it seems to be an ongoing battle, found that a judge ruled in favor of prayer on June 2nd, but they are still trying to fight it. So, it seems to have been an issue for a while.
âv^âv^ââ¥ - posted on 06/29/2011
Hahaha...... I know. My mom is a conservative, listens to Glen Beck, Hannity and Gringrich or whatever every flipping day. Is all for the Tea Party and likes Fox. Although she did say Fox is going down hill... by expanding their audience to encorperate more of the left. I think it's all ridiculous. I hate politics. Neither side seems to stand for crap anymore, give it up. We have a mono party with crap representatives who aren't going to change crap until crap goes completely to crap and more people wake up about the crap thats going on. Crap crap crap lol
JuLeah - posted on 06/29/2011
It is FOX news Nichole ... don't listen, don't believe ... stay away from FOX news .... they reported on a story last week that happened in my home town. They had quotes and everything. They spun that story so far away from what actually happened it was UN real ... they just make shit up half the time ... their job is to get people fired up, get an emotional reaction ... elections are coming up and they want folks fired up and mad at the left