“This morning, just five days before the celebration of our nation’s independence, I was shocked into wakefulness by a news item on Fox and Friends. It seems that the Houston National Cemetery has now begun banning “God” from military funerals.
The director of the Houston VA National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, has ordered the burial teams to instruct that religious references, as well as prayer, are no longer to be included as part of the burial services. Requests for messages or prayers can be formally submitted for her approval, but the mention of “God” is not allowed.”
Outrage of the day!
I also heard this mentioned on Fox and Friends yesterday morning. I was in a hurry as I was leaving the house, and made a mental note to find out more about this. To my surprise, the story did not make my usual news sources and a quick Google search yielded nothing. At that point, I was on to the Greece stories and all but forgot about this one. My last look around late last night was American Thinker and there it was.
So now the Houston VA National Cemetery cemetery is eliminating God from funerals. Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham’s daughter) once said : “For several years now Americans in a sense have shaken their fist at God and said, ‘God, we want You out of our schools, our government, our business, we want You out of our marketplace. And God, who is a gentleman, has just quietly backed out of our national and political life, our public life. Removing His hand of blessing and protection. We need to turn to God first of all and say, God, we’re sorry we have treated You this way and we invite You now to come into our national life. We put our trust in You. We have our trust in God on our coins, we need to practice it.”