A Texas lawmaker is calling for a congressional probe into the Houston National Cemetery after he went undercover and says he found that cemetery officials are preventing Christian prayers at the funerals of military veterans.

Rep. John Culberson says the Obama administration is still trying to prevent the word ‘God’ from being used at the funerals of the fallen.

Mr Culberson told Fox News Radio: ‘It’s unacceptable and I’m going to put a stop to it as fast as humanly possible.’

He attended a burial service at the cemetery undercover on July 8, when he says he witnessed volunteer members of the honour guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars being prohibited from using any references to God.

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