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Petitioning Dept. of Veterans Affairs Steve Muro and 4 others

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

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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
    Steve Muro
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Eric Shinseki
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • President of the United States


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