Secular Extremism Dictating Military Funeral Procedure!
By Michael J. Gaynor
Nov 2, 2007
Genuflecting to secular extremism and political correctness extremism, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs opted to end the tradition of reciting the significance of each fold in the flag-folding ceremony at military funerals, because some recitations have religious significance!
Would the United States Supreme Court deny the families of military veterans the right to choose a military funeral with religious references?
America’s Founders would be aghast: secular extremists targeted America’s military long ago, unsuccessfully trying to use the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to end the military chaplaincy, but now they have succeeded in having religious references at military funerals banned.
When secular extremists tried to expand the scope of the word “establishment” to encompass anything supporting religion generally to end the military chaplaincy during the nineteenth century, both houses of Congress studied the matter carefully and rejected the secular extremist position in the clearest possible terms.