Keep 'Tea Party' politics and unwanted evangelism out of Military funerals
  • Petitioned Steve Muro

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Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Steve Muro
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Eric Shinseki
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Keep 'Tea Party' politics and unwanted evangelism out of Military funerals

    1. Justin Griffith
    2. Petition by

      Justin Griffith

      Fort Bragg, NC

Three Congressmen from Texas are in the middle of a deceptive media blitz.

They are ‘standing up for’ a few private groups who like to officially incorporate their Christian prayer and ceremonies at the funerals of military veterans. The problem is, well… there is no problem!

There is no ban of mentioning ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ at funerals for veterans. These outside organizations simply need to ensure that their religious message is actually wanted by the grieving family. But that’s not good enough for them, they want to be entitled to religious ceremony at every funeral by default sans any form of permission.

They literally want to force Christian prayer over my dead body. But even that’s not good enough, they are now going for the jugular.

These groups aren’t being discriminated against in the slightest, they just need to get a form signed. When the Houston National Cemetery director Arleen Ocasio pointed to this fact, the Texas politicians and religious zealots made it their personal mission to get her fired.

The American Family Association (AFA) has also issued a deceptive action alert to their members.

Counter the AFA’s publicity stunt before those dangerous TX politicians start drafting laws around this falsehood. Help us attempt to save this poor woman’s job.

With just 1 minute of your time, you can help us debunk the propaganda and lies about “god” and “jesus” being banned from funerals. This is 100% false, and the zealots are winning the PR game.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Steven Strickland NORTHPORT, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      THis is a FREE Country!

    • Evan Rodriguez WILMINGTON,, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      My father served in the USMC and the thought that a prayer would be said over my father actually disgusts me. Defaulting a religious ceremony is and should be considered as endorsement of religion by the federal government and therefore unconstitutional.

    • heather braswell KILLEEN, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      one word... unconstitutional!

    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      the Tea Party is far more dangerous to America than gays for goodness sakes! They're the party of bullies & thugs.

    • Felicia Crinklaw ANCHORAGE, AK
      • about 3 years ago

      Being in love with an atheist veteran, I know that someday in the very far future our children will have to plan his memorial service, and I want them to be able to be true to their father's memory and keep religion out of it.


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