October 3, 2011

VA agrees not to censor prayer at Houston cemetery

Ed Note: I'm a little late on this, but I just found this article.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a lawsuit over allegations of religious censorship at Houston National Cemetery, according to documents filed in federal court Thursday.

Local veterans and volunteer groups had accused VA and cemetery officials of banning them from using religious speech - including the words Jesus and God - during services at the cemetery.

The parties reached agreement on the case through mediation with former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips, according to the documents.

VA officials and attorneys representing the plaintiffs declined to comment until a judge signs off on it.

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