Arleen Ocasio, the Cemetery Director, has banned the words God and Jesus at military funerals in Houston, is this right???
Answer by AF4life at 12:39 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by thalassa at 3:59 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:42 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:46 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:54 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
And AGain it is not the family's that are complaining from any of the articles I have read, it is the volunteers complaining that they cannot mention THEIR OWN beliefs to the grieving families,and seeing as the families religious beliefs are not always disclosed, it is appropriate that the volunteers do not mention religion or religious gods in their condolences.
See, that changes things a bit then. Yesterday, when this was first brought up, the limited information about it made it seem as though the directer was denying the families their rights. If it is the volunteers who are taking issue with not being able to mention God or Jesus when the families' faiths aren't disclosed to them, I would have to side with the Dept. of Veteran Affairs on this one. Or perhaps a compromise of disclosing the families' faiths or lack of in order for the volunteers to tailor their condolences accordingly.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 2:57 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2011