Anti-Christian Group Claims Putting Wreaths on Soldier Graves is an ‘Atrocity’ Against Separation of Church and State

A group that campaigns to eliminate Christianity from the U.S. military is now saying that it is an “atrocity” against the Constitution to place wreathes on the graves of U.S. soldiers.

The anti-Christian group called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has been campaigning to destroy Christianity for decades. They never say anything about other religions, but they pretend to want all manifestations of religion to be excised from our armed forces. In truth, though, they are mostly just out to destroy Christians.

In any case, now these anti-Constitutional, Christian-hating zealots are claiming that it is a violation of the separation of church and state to have the military sponsor the laying of wreaths on the graves of soldiers.

Firstly, before we get to their latest blather, there is NOTHING in the U.S. Constitution that say there is a “separation of church and state.” That is an interpretation fostered by Thomas Jefferson and written to some church members from Connecticut when he was president, years after the Constitution was ratified. There is no explicit mention of “separation of church and state” in the Constitution.

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Indeed, the Constitution says religious rights “shall not be infringed.” There is nothing whatever in the Constitution that bars our military, our politicians, our institutions or schools to allow expressions of religion. These people in this MRFF group are abject liars in every respect.

OK, so what are these un-American cretins saying now?

Per American Military News:

“We have no problem if people reach out and want a wreath on their deceased veterans’ graves, but to put them everywhere, to blanket them without permission of the surviving families is unconstitutional, an atrocity and a disgrace,” MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein told the Colorado Springs Gazette on Saturday.

In a November 22 statement, MRFF called the wreath-laying event a “desecration of non-Christian veterans graves” with Christmas wreaths.

“On December 18, the graves of all veterans in our country’s 155 national cemeteries and numerous other locations where American veterans are buried, will be indiscriminately decorated with Christmas wreaths by the organization Wreaths Across America,” MRFF wrote. “The gravesites of Christians and non-Christians alike will be adorned with this hijacked-from-paganism symbol of Christianity — circular and made of evergreen to symbolize everlasting life through Jesus Christ — whether the families of the deceased veterans like it or not.”

These nitwits claim that wreaths are strictly associated with Christians, so it is somehow illegal to put them on veteran graves.


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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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