… according to some.
The Veteran’s Administration (hospitals) maintains chapels in their facility. In 1953, the VA initiated a policy regarding chapels that states: “Chapels will be appointed and maintained as places for meditation and prayer for members of any faith group or denomination.” Apparently, this policy has been widely ignored, but is now being addresses, to the consternation of some.
In Beckley, West Virginia, there is a cross hanging in the VA chapel. Other religious iconography has been removed from this chapel, but the cross is kind of built-in, and even if it wasn’t, it would be kind of a pain in the keester to keep taking it down and putting it up. So they are working on solutions such as putting up a shade that can be pulled down to cover it.
But at least one Vet objects.
“I don’t think they should try to change it or take it out or cover it up,” he said. “I spent my time in the military fighting for the freedoms of our country. I don’t mind someone from another country coming here and living, but I don’t want them to try to take away our freedoms and rights that we have.”
An attitude that is, sadly, all to common, not only for its bigotry and blind adherence to absurd philosophy but also, simply, because it is not very logical.