I just read a piece in the Fayetteville Observer, out of Fayetteville North Carolina, that had my blood boiling. I daresay, if you are a veteran, or happen to be a “Christian” veteran, or a member of the family of a Christian veteran, and you can read this article and not be “spitting nails” angry … then you are a better person than I.
The article is entitled: “VA Forbids Basic Rights”. Laud Pitt, Jr, writes the piece. Mr. Pitt is a retired US Army Lt. Colonel. The paper says he formerly visited the VA hospital in Fayetteville one day a week, performing volunteer pastoral care for patients living there.
Let me give you one brief quote from this article:
“As a volunteer assigned to the chaplain’s office of the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville, I was recently told that I could no longer carry my Bible into the rooms of patients living on the nursing floors of that hospital, nor could I any longer say a prayer with any of the patients.”
That is a direct quote of the very first paragraph of this article. You have to read on to really see what Col. Pitt’s complaint is about. And, if you are like me, before you are half way through.... you will be on fire!
Here’s the URL for the article on the Fayetteville Observer’s site:
(For those of you who have not served in the US Army, Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the city adjacent to Fort Bragg, one of the Army’s largest Army installations on the North American Continent. Many, many, many US Army Veterans live in this area of Southeastern North Carolina. The VA Hospital referenced in this article is where most of them receive their care.)
This just STINKS!
Don’t you think it’s time to contact your Congressperson and Senators about this problem?
As for me, rest assured I will be contacting Senator Burr and Senator Dole, and my Congressman, ASAP about this. They (WE) owe these veterans more than we can ever repay and this must be corrected… and corrected NOW!