The director of the National Cemetery in Houston, TX, Arleen Ocasio, has decided to take a page from the book of another group who practiced their own brand of secularism by not allowing any public prayer or practicing of any other religion other than their own. That group? The National Socialist Party. The country? Germany. The time 1933.
Secularism is defined as "indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion and religious considerations". Ocasio has decided to practice this at the National Cemetery of Houston by not allowing displays of religious artifacts and censoring prayers by various organizations, this after a federal judge ruled she could not do this.
This is the same thing that Adolf Hitler did when he ruled Germany. While many believe it was only the Jewish religion which Hitler sought to suppress, he suppressed all religions through his "National Reich Church" . The church established a thirty point program, for the church, the first point being:
"The National Reich Church of Germany categorically claims the exclusive right and the exclusive power to control all churches within the borders of the Reich: it declares these to be the national churches of the German Reich." Thirty points of the National Reich Church
The first thing it did was to remove, bibles, crucifixes and any other religious articles and replaced them with the new German bible, "Mein Kamph" , swords and swastikas.
"Recently, however, Ocasio, the cemetery's Obama-appointed director, has been credibly accused of engaging in a pattern of censorship directed against private religious expression. The chapel has allegedly been closed, its cross and Bible removed, and it is now said to be used as a "meeting space" when it is unlocked at all. The carillon in the 75-foot bell tower no longer tolls on a regular basis. And members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the National Memorial Ladies, attending upon the bereaved families and friends at veterans' funerals, say they have been required to have their prayers pre-approved by Ocasio's office, and have been told that the words "God" and "Jesus" are not to be used by them if they wish to continue their volunteer service at the cemetery."- CBS News 7/82011
The secular progressives continue to lead the United States, in violation of the Constitution down a very similar path which Hitler took. The only difference being is they are doing this much more subtlety than Hitler. Where he did it all at once, today's secularists are doing it one step at a time, hoping the rest of the country doesn't notice.