Cemetery where ‘God’ banned accused of discrimination

A pastor and family members of deceased veterans have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Houston National VA Cemetery is discriminating against their religious freedoms after the cemetery administrator banned using God’s name in memorial services.

The suit alleges that cemetery administrator Arleen Ocasio required Pastor Scott Rainey to edit a Memorial Day prayer so that the prayer was “general, and its fundamental purpose” was “nondenominational in nature.”

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