The ACLU has NOT filed suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed!
Here's the message with my commentary interspersed. I left out most of the images, but had to include the first and last ones for reasons that will become clear.
I'll leave you with a quote from the bible. Proverbs 6:16-19, to be exact:
Did you know that the ACLU American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed
How could you? They didn't. The ACLU has never filed such a suit, says the ACLU. Says Snopes, if you don't believe the ACLU. In addition, Arlington doesn't even have cross-shaped headstones. They all bear the standard rectangular shape. Go there and see for yourself.
This picture does not show religious crosses at Arlington. Instead, it shows NON-religious crosses at Arlington West, a project by Veterans for Peace, in which volunteers put markers on the beach in Santa Monica every Sunday to raise awareness of how many soldiers are dying in our current wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The goal of the project is to end the wars. Why the cross? "The cross was chosen for its simplicity, not for its religious connotation," says the Arlington West site.and another suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress. The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus' name in prayer thanks to the wretched ACLU and our new administration.
Not true. There is no such ruling, and the ACLU has pressed for full religious freedom for all soldiers to practice their individual faiths without fear or favor.I'm not breaking this one.But you should. You have the power to break the chain of disinformation being propagated by this inaccurate, and therefore dishonest, email. You dishonor our troops by passing around such falsities when they fight for truth and justice. There is no truth or justice in circulating false claims. Stop dishonoring the troops with false claims.
The rest of the email asks for a prayer for the troops. That is always welcome, and necessary. But can we also pray for all the innocents caught in the crossfire, who have committed no crimes, who die every day simply by the misfortune of their location?
And please, read Mark Twain's war prayer before you make your own.
Want to serve God? Then check out emails before forwarding. Otherwise, you are bearing false witness and spreading strife, and God would, per the bible, not approve.
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.