Dawn Dean
Dawn Dean

What next????????

Lisa Leal
Lisa Leal

I have a son in Afghanistan fighting in the war right now. I know God is protecting and guiding him through these tough times. God is all they have right now. It shouldn't be up to the government to decide what should be said and not said at these soldiers families. It should be left up to the families of their loved ones.

Lisa Leal
Lisa Leal
  • Lisa Leal

Nobody said anything here about being a victim!! Maybe you didn't understand what I said. I said, it should be up to the families of the soldiers to decide what should be said and not said at their funerals, NOT the government. Like I said, I have a son fighting in the war right now and I know without a shadow of a doubt that God is protecting and guiding him through this and I pray everyday to my God for his safe return.

Adrien Burke
Adrien Burke
  • Lisa Leal

Then you agree with the policy this petition wants abandoned, Lisa

Lisa Leal
Lisa Leal
  • Lisa Leal

Like I said, Adrien, it should be up to the families of the soldiers to decide what should be said and not said at their son/daughters funerals. NOT the government. My son is a Christian and I believe he would not want to leave the word God out.

Willy Wayde
Willy Wayde
  • Lisa Leal

I disagree but not in a bad way...The only say in how or what way the funeral should be directed by the family is to tell the government what religion the deceased was and if none then private words should / can be offered.......W.J.W U.S.N.A Retired

Mary Lou Halbruner
Mary Lou Halbruner
  • Lisa Leal

These Brave men and women have made the sacrifice for our freedom, they deserve nothing but the best, and by using God's name is necessary . Don't take something away that they have fought for!!! God is Love maybe you need to learn that!!!

Rebecca Moore-Willman
Rebecca Moore-Willman
  • Lisa Leal

I stand for what I believe in and fall to my knees for no one! Amen!

Susan Gilroy-Eye
Susan Gilroy-Eye
  • Lisa Leal

This country has done enough damage not allowing God into our schools so our children will have the faith that we have to carry us all threw the worst of times.If our forefathers founded our country with God's grace than noone has the right to take it away to be 'politically correct' for others who don't believe in him. In my opinion if you want to have the good graces of America then you ought to deal with it being graced by God. I would bet my life on knowing that those soldiers who gave...

This country has done enough damage not allowing God into our schools so our children will have the faith that we have to carry us all threw the worst of times.If our forefathers founded our country with God's grace than noone has the right to take it away to be 'politically correct' for others who don't believe in him. In my opinion if you want to have the good graces of America then you ought to deal with it being graced by God. I would bet my life on knowing that those soldiers who gave their lives for our country, at the moment they knew their life was ending talked to God. Whether it be God help me, God take care of my wife and children.....God was there and noone should be able to take that away.

Robin Henry
Robin Henry
  • Lisa Leal

GOD is the Creator of EVERYTHING in heaven and on earth; and when our military men and women are fighting to protect us they need to be able to pray and use the name of God and his son Jesus Christ...likewise when they give the ultimate sacrifice their savior's name needs to be said aloud for them and for the family and friends they've left behind. NO Government should tell us what can be said at our funeral...especially the funerals of those who have put their lives on the line for us.

Barbie Gill
Barbie Gill
  • Lisa Leal

We have been in God's thought from eternity, n in His creative love, His attention never leaves us, it is just wrong to remove God from a loved ones funeral or life celebration..Shouldn't b done :(

Sue Freeman Jones
Sue Freeman Jones
  • Lisa Leal

I stand for what I believe in, In God we trust! (GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS).

Deborah Redding Fullmer

My husband was killed in the Viet nam war and their was no problem with using God from Military Funerals and should not be stopped now!

Maria Arcangel
Maria Arcangel

my father was a 16 year veteran and they deserve the respect of having that blessing of god mentioned in their service, it just the right thing to do, the lord gave us life, why delete the creators name?

Adrien Burke
Adrien Burke
  • Maria Arcangel

Nobody is trying to do that. If you investigate a little, you'll find that the issue is that a family requested no mention of religion at their loved one's funeral, but their wishes were violated and they complained, so the head of that VA cemetery told volunteers not to mention religion unless they knew the family's preferences. What if your loved one's funeral ended up with someone mentioning a deity YOU don't believe in? Zeuss or Poseidon? Wouldn't YOU object?

Neal Lund
Neal Lund
  • Maria Arcangel

THANKS FOR THE INFO, IF IT IS TRUE.

Michael S. O'Brien
Michael S. O'Brien
  • Maria Arcangel

delete it, bcause he doesn't have a name. give god a name ? how ludicrous.

Paul Atchison
Paul Atchison
  • Maria Arcangel

Read Michelle Read.....God told Moses...Iam that Iam...An incredible name...He is creator of everything that is....feel free to call Him IAM...or use His Son's name Jesus....Jesus can save your soul from hell by forgiveing you of your sins and unbelief..Give Him a chance and you can allways turn back to Satan....he will take you back.....

Mary Wright Cupchack
Mary Wright Cupchack
  • Maria Arcangel

Adrien Burke...a funeral IS a ceremony honoring the deceased and praying for him to pass over and be at peace. It is a persons soul that needs to be at peace. "Rest in Peace" is for the soul not the body. The body rots in the ground. Human beings created ceremonies, including funerals, from they're religious beliefs. So if a persons family doesn't believe in God then why do they bother having a ceremony over the gravesite? The wake is for the living to say goodbye. This soldier that died...

Adrien Burke...a funeral IS a ceremony honoring the deceased and praying for him to pass over and be at peace. It is a persons soul that needs to be at peace. "Rest in Peace" is for the soul not the body. The body rots in the ground. Human beings created ceremonies, including funerals, from they're religious beliefs. So if a persons family doesn't believe in God then why do they bother having a ceremony over the gravesite? The wake is for the living to say goodbye. This soldier that died had a right to have his soul prayed for wether his family wanted it or not. Think about that.

Ivy Van Vleck
Ivy Van Vleck
  • Mary Wright Cupchack

Mary Wright Cupchack you don't need to be religious for you to commemorate your lost loved ones. Elephants grieve for lost family members without a religion to tell them to. It's a kind and natural gesture to offer to others the solace that you find in your deity by way of offering them a prayer in the name of your god. But what people need understand is that though you may believe he his, not everyone else agrees that your god is the one and only. And just like you have the right to believe...

Mary Wright Cupchack you don't need to be religious for you to commemorate your lost loved ones. Elephants grieve for lost family members without a religion to tell them to. It's a kind and natural gesture to offer to others the solace that you find in your deity by way of offering them a prayer in the name of your god. But what people need understand is that though you may believe he his, not everyone else agrees that your god is the one and only. And just like you have the right to believe he is, they have the right to believe he is not. And people should be respectful of that ideal, especially in the face of a family's final goodbye. Some believe that Satan is their savior but if I don't want Satan mentioned at my son, daughter, father or mother's funeral then no one should mention him. It's the same with the Christian god. You should be respectful of another's beliefs. If you share their beliefs say, if they were also Christian, then all's well. But if not then keep it to yourself.

Mary Wright Cupchack
Mary Wright Cupchack
  • Ivy Van Vleck

ok maybe your right about the family grieving without religion. When I commented about that I was not thinking clearly. I think at that time I was tired of hearing people put Christians down for their beliefs, and I was reacting negatively. I apologize for that, but people that worship satan do so because they believe in evil not because they think satan is a savior. Please don't compare Christians to devil worshipers.

Jason Zito
Jason Zito
  • Mary Wright Cupchack

That's the most ignorant thing I've ever read...

Mary Wright Cupchack
Mary Wright Cupchack
  • Maria Arcangel

Michelle K. O'Brien how dare you ridicule another persons beliefs? You say you were in the military, why? Were you fighting to protect our freedoms? The reason this country was formed was to protect its citizens from persecution and tyranny. All your replies to other peoples comments are just persecution and ridicule. You obviously could use God in your life because you have no morals.

Jason Zito
Jason Zito
  • Mary Wright Cupchack

Speaking of morals, read the bible Mary. It condones rape and slavery. You could use less god in your life because You lack morals to follow such abhorrent teachings.

Mary Wright Cupchack
Mary Wright Cupchack
  • Jason Zito

Jason, as for the previous comment, you're right, it was an ignorant way of saying what I meant to say. I was angry at the time. But don't call me immoral because I believe in the teachings of Jesus. I spoke of God not the Bible. I don't study the Bible although I have read some of it. I think it's not fully correct because too many power hungry kings and religious tyrants have had their hands all over it. I don't believe in the heirarchy of the Catholic church. I've seen many documentary's...

Jason, as for the previous comment, you're right, it was an ignorant way of saying what I meant to say. I was angry at the time. But don't call me immoral because I believe in the teachings of Jesus. I spoke of God not the Bible. I don't study the Bible although I have read some of it. I think it's not fully correct because too many power hungry kings and religious tyrants have had their hands all over it. I don't believe in the heirarchy of the Catholic church. I've seen many documentary's on the history of religion and the bible and there are alot of discrepancies about certain books being false and others not included and religion being used for the wrong reasons. But heres my thinking, whats wrong with following the teachings of someone that taught forgiveness and love? Not every person who has faith in a higher power is a religious fanatic. You might try watching some of the documentaries on the subject, they can be very enlightening to both sides of the story. :)

Ruth E. Bergman
Ruth E. Bergman

What is wrong with people? Why are they so afraid to have God's name in or on anything? He made you and all you have he has helped you with. You should be ashamed of yourselves who ever you are. GOD BLESS US ALL.

Iliana Segaloff
Iliana Segaloff

To each, their own.

Cindy O'Reilly
Cindy O'Reilly

God has created everything...He deserves the mention!

Michael S. O'Brien
Michael S. O'Brien
  • Cindy O'Reilly

no he (there is no 'he' in a discription of god' didn'y, and no he don't.

Robert Jenkins
Robert Jenkins
  • Cindy O'Reilly

What do you mean "no he (there is not "he" in a discription of God? Its clealy "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit" how is that not a "HE"? Everything that was created was created by God. In the beginning was the word and the word was God.

Joyce Peterson
Joyce Peterson
  • Cindy O'Reilly

Michelle K. O'Brien you sound like an atheist, and no respect to GOD. tHAT IS A PROBLEM WITH OUR COUNTRY.

Diana Soldano Bubb
Diana Soldano Bubb
  • Cindy O'Reilly

He calls himself our Father which by his standards would mean He is a HE

Michael S. O'Brien
Michael S. O'Brien
  • Cindy O'Reilly

absolutely John. it's Goddess, as far as I'm concerned

Donnie Meaders
Donnie Meaders
  • Cindy O'Reilly

Robert Jenkins Methinks we are dealing with a full blown liberal in Michelle O'Brien sir. No way, how do I know you are a sir just because your name is Robert based on her assumptions! LMAO Well said SIR!

John Prouty
John Prouty

This country is slowly slipping away...

Sonja Dawson
Sonja Dawson

This country was bulit /with God, By God, for God ~ God backing everything even out money "In God We Trust" NUFF SAID ~ THE BOTTOM LINE GOD HELP USA.

Terriea Mines
Terriea Mines
  • Sonja Dawson

AMEN!!! HALLELUJAH!!!

Jenny Milner
Jenny Milner
  • Sonja Dawson

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In GOD I trust! Very few people do I trust. If you don't believe then don't use HIS name at your funeral but DON'T try to take out of ALL military funerals!!!!!!!!!To each his own. This IS still a "free" country! Yes,Sonja,may GOD help us all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams
  • Sonja Dawson

I'm a Christian but I don't think God is concerned if crosses are there or not. I think everyones religious beliefs or lack of beliefs should be respected. But I don't think the omnipotent creator of the universe is gonna abandon our troops over this.

Carole Rothweiler
Carole Rothweiler
  • Sonja Dawson

I agree GOD is not concerned about crosses but in how we live our lives, BUT I for one am tired of being bullied and having my rights pushed aside by a smaller group of people that want me to respect their rights but show none for mine as a person of faith because they feel they are superior ...we are starting to loose these battles because we as Christians or Buddhist or Jewish or Islamic or whatever faith you have, do not push back...is it not time we took a stand and said enough...we are...

I agree GOD is not concerned about crosses but in how we live our lives, BUT I for one am tired of being bullied and having my rights pushed aside by a smaller group of people that want me to respect their rights but show none for mine as a person of faith because they feel they are superior ...we are starting to loose these battles because we as Christians or Buddhist or Jewish or Islamic or whatever faith you have, do not push back...is it not time we took a stand and said enough...we are heading to a nation where people of faith will have to be afraid to practice their beliefs ....

Roslyn Storms
Roslyn Storms
  • Sonja Dawson

hi kenny god doesnt abandon us some abandon god

Terry McAfee
Terry McAfee
  • Sonja Dawson

OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED BY RELEGIONOUR FORFATHERS WERE WRONGLY PERSECUTED FOR THEIR BELIEFS AND NOW WE ARE BEING PERSECUTED AGAIN I MAY NOT BE RELIGIOUS BUT I DO BELIEVE IN GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST AND BELIEVE THAT HE SHOULD BE PRAISED ALL THE TIME NOT MATTER WHERE OR WHEN. I KNOW I AM SHOUTING AND I WILL KEEP ON SHOUTING TILL I AM HEARD, SO EVERYONE SHOUT ALONG WITH ME AND LET THE WORLD AND YOUR COUNTRY KNOW THAT WE CARE. PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND A PROUD GRANDPARENT OF GRANDDAUGHTER IN THE ARMY

Gary Boswell
Gary Boswell
  • Sonja Dawson

I've tried and tried to see your site but it won't let me. Would like to be friends and share postings if you'd like.

Carol Duncan
Carol Duncan

Carol Duncan.To stop this from happening.

Tom Stephens
Tom Stephens
  • Carol Duncan

Why should it be any of your buisness if the word GOD is said at a military funeral? If it's my funeral and I am a Christian I should be allowed to have the name of God used, just like a Musslim should be allowed to have Allahs name used.

Carol Duncan
Carol Duncan
  • Carol Duncan

I was talking about how I feel.I didnt mean to upset anyone.I know I dont hav any right to say how I feel.I have known my hole life .Iam nothing.I am sorry that I upset peopel.I will keep out of everything.I know Iam nothing.I am sorry for being a stupid and dumb low life.

Carol Duncan
Carol Duncan
  • Carol Duncan

Constance Brooks Mom#2,Iam sorry.Iwasnt putting any one down.I was talking about me.Ani I know everyone has there own rhoughts.I told someone else that I am sorry.And I am going to shut up about any and evething.I have known my hole life that Iam stupid.Iwasnt meaning any thing bad.Peopel have the right to do what they want.Ididnt mean to make you or anyone mad.I have always been anothing.Again Iam sorry.Please dont be upset with me.I hope you will want to let me be a part of family.I love...

Constance Brooks Mom#2,Iam sorry.Iwasnt putting any one down.I was talking about me.Ani I know everyone has there own rhoughts.I told someone else that I am sorry.And I am going to shut up about any and evething.I have known my hole life that Iam stupid.Iwasnt meaning any thing bad.Peopel have the right to do what they want.Ididnt mean to make you or anyone mad.I have always been anothing.Again Iam sorry.Please dont be upset with me.I hope you will want to let me be a part of family.I love you.You called yurself a sinner.I didnt say that about any one.I am sorry

Kevin Nagle
Kevin Nagle
  • Carol Duncan

Carol, thank you for using your 1st amendment rights to express your opinion! The fact is that although our Declaration of Independence alludes to the ideal of separation of church and state with a follow up of supreme court decisions that back up this ideal, the intent of our fore fathers was to protect our governing bodies from being influenced by the church. It was not their intent to take God out of our society. There are plenty of supreme court decisions that state that the mention...

Carol, thank you for using your 1st amendment rights to express your opinion! The fact is that although our Declaration of Independence alludes to the ideal of separation of church and state with a follow up of supreme court decisions that back up this ideal, the intent of our fore fathers was to protect our governing bodies from being influenced by the church. It was not their intent to take God out of our society. There are plenty of supreme court decisions that state that the mention of God when state action applies is considered a tradition (In God We Trust on our currency as an example). The fact is that this country was founded on Christian beliefs and principles which is undeniable with a reading of the Federalist papers. For some reason some people think that because we have a first Amendment right to freedom of Religion, that Christian principles is not the foundation of this country. Although Tom is correct in the idea that individual military members should have the choice of what particular higher power they believe in be mentioned at their funeral, there is absolutley no reason that the mention of God should be taken out of military funerals which has been an American tradition since our formation. Carol thank you for your opinion as well as the others who posted!

Bruce Tucker
Bruce Tucker
  • Carol Duncan

Constance Brooks then practice what you preach, live your choice, but don't force it on the rest of America, as you stated. Ok?

Cyndi Barnes
Cyndi Barnes
  • Carol Duncan

Carol, please don't feel this way. You are entitled to your opinion just as others are entitled to theirs.

Mary Ann Donaghy
Mary Ann Donaghy
  • Carol Duncan

Carol, you are justified in stating how you feel. Don't feel badly about it. You should be glad you can state your thoughts. It is STILL the US of America. And GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Buddy Kratz
Buddy Kratz
  • Carol Duncan

what the hell are you talking about. do you need mental help.??

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