Kay Bailey Hutchison asks VA probe of religious bias claims

Kay Bailey Hutchison asks VA probe of religious bias claims
News

POSTED: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:36am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:53pm

 U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison asked a Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik Shinseki to investigate allegations of religious discrimination by Houston VA officials.

Several Houston veterans groups have filed a lawsuit accusing officials of banning such religious words as “God” and censoring their prayers at soldiers’ funerals.

In a letter to the VA secretary, the Texas Republican says she was “greatly concerned by the complaints.” She asserted, “Our veterans swore to uphold the Constitution with their lives, and they and their families religious freedom should be honored, not prohibited.”

VA spokesman Josh Taylor says families decide whether a religious service occurs and what type. He says “the name of God or Jesus is not only allowed at burial services, it is common and freely spoken” at national cemeteries nationwide.

Comments News Comments

Do we need any more evidence. It has become an all out attack on Christians in America. People would be up in arms if we didn't allow the Muslims to pray 5 times a day, but Heaven forbid we say the word God, Jesus, or (oops) Heaven. It's Freedom of Religion, not freedom FROM religion. Let's get it right.

Post new Comment