Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is calling for an investigation into the actions of the Houston National Cemetery director who told pastors and veterans groups to stop using words like “God bless” and “Jesus Christ” during funeral services.
Several veterans groups and pastors in the Houston area filed a religious discrimination lawsuit this week, charging that the cemetery’s director, Arleen Ocasio, was censoring prayers and certain religious terms at funerals for veterans.
Two other senators have already called for Ocasio to step down. Hutchison is asking the Veterans Affairs Secretary to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ocasio’s actions, according to KHOU.
On Independence Day, hundreds of flag-waving demonstrators converged on Houston National Cemetery to protest reports of religious censorship at burial services there, the Houston Chronicle reported.Continue Reading on www.faithfulnews.com