Why Would the VA Ban Kids from Singing to America’s Military Heroes?

Two members of Congress want answers to numerous reports that Christian-themed Christmas cards were returned, gifts in religious wrapping paper were refused and young Christmas carolers were turned away when they came to sing to hospitalized military vets.

Was the Veterans Administration on a Christmas jihad to bar Christianity from its hospitals and cemeteries?

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“Congressman Jeff Miller says veterans administrators restricted the delivery of Christmas-specific cards, singing of Christian carols and the distribution of gifts wrapped in Christmas paper,” reports United Press International.

“Several incidents at Veterans Affairs medical centers over the holidays have prompted the House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman to question whether VA has violated the civil rights of veterans in its care,” reports Military Times.

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“Why did VA hospitals restrict and in some cases ban volunteers from bringing holiday cheer to patients? That’s the question Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answered,” writes Todd Starnes of Fox News. “He’s the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and he’s accusing the VA of disrespecting Christmas as well as censoring and obstructing volunteers bearing gifts and Christmas cards.”

3/7 Marines bond during ThanksgivingU.S. Marines take time to pray (Sgt. Joe Smith/Marine Corps photo)

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