“When providing social services, our federal government’s top priority should be to ensure that vulnerable people get the help they need without sacrificing their religious freedom or civil rights,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “The Trump administration’s unlawful rules do the opposite – they strip critical protections from people who rely on social services and force people to choose between obtaining services they desperately need and remaining true to their personal religious beliefs and identities."
Each headstone or grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery represents an individual. That man or woman’s family chooses a symbol that best represents the faith (or non-faith) held by that specific person. There is no claim that the cross (or whatever symbol is chosen) stands for anyone other than the person buried that grave.
A federal appeals court has rejected discrimination claims from a conservative Christian chaplain who stated her former employer, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), fired her because of her beliefs a decade ago.