Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kid's Cards For Wounded Vets Refused By VA Because they Mention 'G-d' and 'Christmas'


Here's a story for you to ponder.

A group of elementary school kids in North Texas thought it would be a wonderful idea to make some handmade Christmas cards for wounded warriors in a local VA hospital at Christmastime. What happened next is a pretty good sign of what Obama's America has become:

"I'm hoping that it might make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with and I'd like them to know they've not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you," said fourth grader Gracie Brown.

Gracie and her brother, Luke, put a lot of thought and effort into their Christmas cards.

"It includes ‘Merry Christmas,' and when you open it up, it says 'Thank you for your service' and the American flag," said Luke.

Fifty-two students at Grace Academy in Prosper spent Friday making the cards they planned to hand deliver to bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas Monday morning.

When Gracie and Luke's mom, Andrea, found out they wouldn't be able to, she was outraged.

"This wasn't the country I grew up in, when you couldn't say ‘Merry Christmas,' you couldn't say ‘God bless you' or reference any scripture," she said.

The cards were the idea of Susan Chapman, a math teacher at Grace Academy. She's married to a veteran and volunteers with the American Legion and other veterans' organizations.

"It really didn't occur to me there would be a problem with distributing Christmas cards," said Chapman.

She didn't find out about the VA's holiday card policy until she called Monday morning to arrange details for the cards' delivery.

"I told him my students made cards, we'd like to bring them down for the veterans," said Chapman. "And he said, 'That's great. We're thrilled to have them, except the only thing is, we can't accept anything that says ‘Merry Christmas' or ‘God bless you' or any scriptural references because of all the red tape.'" [...]

Parents say as disappointing as this experience was for their children, they're more heartbroken for the veterans.

"They couldn't believe the people that these people they wanted to honor weren't going to get the chance to see what they had done," said Andrea.

Personally, as a non-Christian I can't imagine lying in a hospital as a wounded warrior at any time of year and not being warmed inside by getting this sort of thing from children.

I suspect this policy is likely the work of atheist and virulent anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein. President Obama's czar in charge of secularizing the military and eliminating all mentions of G-d and religion, period.

Obviously the servant is doing his master's bidding..the Obama's own 'holiday cards' have no mention of Jesus, G-d or even Christianity.

obama exmas card

But they do show the White House dogs, in front of an empty building, which actually says a great deal the president didn't intend. And remember, these cards are being sent out at Christmas time ostensibly from a Christian man and his family.

This kind of wholesale rejection of the principles our nation was founded on is going to come with a price, and I only pray that this is reversed before that price becomes heavier than we can bear.


B.Poster said...

"Parents say as heartbroken as this experience was for their children they're more heartbroken for the veterans." Agreed. The morale of American military is extremely low right now. I suspect things like this have a great deal to do with it. In addition to having to deal with substandard training, substandard equipment, and general p!ss poor leadership they have to deal with things like this. Again, no wonder morale among our military service personnel is extremely low.

The hearts of our wounded warriors would have been uplifted by these cards. Studies show that when a patient's spirits are uplifted, they recover faster and are more likely to recover more completely. To have disallowed this heartfelt concern by the children to be expressed to our wounded warriors is a financially stupid idea by the government as things like this delay the time it will take these men and women to get well increasing the cost to taxpayers. Not only that but it is downright mean spirited on the part of our government. I'm beginning to think they really do hold our military personnel in contempt.

This is very curious as these are the people tasked with defending them and their vast interests. One would think they would be more appreciative of these people.

Your last paragraph is especially spot on. When America adhered to the founding Judeo-Christian principals, it was an exceptional nation. Now that it has departed from these principles to a large degree, it is no longer an exceptional nation. Unless this is reversed things will likely only get worse.

Anonymous said...

You disgusting ring wing shill, you didn't put this in your article, did you?

"An official with the VA later clarified the policy, which is in the Veterans Health Administration handbook, by stating the following:

"In order to be respectful of our Veterans religious beliefs, all donated holiday cards are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of staff led by Chaplaincy services and determined if they are appropriate (non-religious) to freely distribute to patients. After the review is complete, the holiday cards that reference religious and/or secular tones are then distributed by Chaplaincy Service on a one-on-one basis if the patient agrees to the religious reference in the holiday card donation. The holiday cards that do not contain religious and/or secular tones are distributed freely to patients across the Health Care System. We regret this process was not fully explained to this group and apologize for any misunderstanding."

And just to prove what an idiot you are, you actually left the link in your article so people could read the whole thing and see what a hack you are. You have no shame.

But then most racists and tea baggers don't.

Rob said...

Oh my, it appears we have yet another opportunity for education here. I like that!

In the quote from the article, you'll find this:


It's called an ellipsis. Some sites use the word 'snip' in brackets instead. Most people whom read and see an ellipsis understand that it means the quote is excerpted, and that there's more at the original source should they feel like looking.And I provided a link to the FOX story precisely for that reason. Wasn't that convenient? And now that you know that, every time you see it you'll know there's more at the link. You won't be left in the dark anymore.

You know, since you have such a personal and visceral hatred for me and for the ideas expressed herein, I really have wondered why you keep coming here, but now I think I know. It's because you learn things!

Eventually, you might even realize that I'm actually right about a lot of stuff and that the Leftist fairy tales you've been consuming don't match reality.I'm ever hopeful.

But of course, if that doesn't happen, no biggie..one can lead a horse to water, you know.

Oh, and the VA's lame excuse? I actually dealt with that in the article if you look carefully, but to make it more convenient, I'll state it more plainly. The vast amount of the wounded soldiers happen to celebrate Christmas and would have loved getting those cards. And I guarantee you the the majority of those who don't celebrate Christmas would have enjoyed receiving them as well.

It's like the parents of the kids said...as sad as this was for the kids, it was far worse for the wounded soldiers who were deprived of a little bit of warmth at a time they really need it.

But that doesn't matter to our commander-in-chief one iota.And that's pretty despicable.

Now, I know you almost certainly don't celebrate it, but have a Merry Christmas anyway, OK?


UCSPanther said...

Playing the race card again, anon?

Pay down the balance and try again.