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  • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
    Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
    Message 1 of 21 , Apr 10, 2005
      Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

      OR

      Dear Senator _______________


      My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
      interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
      IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
      Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
      of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
      "pending".

      It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
      1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
      applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
      why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

      Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
      while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
      approved while these did not?

      Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
      not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
      also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
      therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

      Thank you,
    • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
      Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
      Message 2 of 21 , Apr 24, 2005
        Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

        OR

        Dear Senator _______________


        My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
        interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
        IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
        Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
        of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
        "pending".

        It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
        1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
        applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
        why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

        Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
        while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
        approved while these did not?

        Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
        not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
        also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
        therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

        Thank you,
      • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
        Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
        Message 3 of 21 , May 8, 2005
          Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

          OR

          Dear Senator _______________


          My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
          interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
          IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
          Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
          of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
          "pending".

          It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
          1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
          applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
          why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

          Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
          while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
          approved while these did not?

          Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
          not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
          also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
          therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

          Thank you,
        • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
          Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
          Message 4 of 21 , May 22, 2005
            Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

            OR

            Dear Senator _______________


            My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
            interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
            IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
            Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
            of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
            "pending".

            It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
            1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
            applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
            why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

            Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
            while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
            approved while these did not?

            Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
            not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
            also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
            therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

            Thank you,
          • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
            Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
            Message 5 of 21 , Jun 5, 2005
              Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

              OR

              Dear Senator _______________


              My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
              interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
              IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
              Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
              of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
              "pending".

              It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
              1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
              applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
              why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

              Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
              while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
              approved while these did not?

              Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
              not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
              also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
              therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

              Thank you,
            • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
              Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
              Message 6 of 21 , Jun 19, 2005
                Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                OR

                Dear Senator _______________


                My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                "pending".

                It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                approved while these did not?

                Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                Thank you,
              • American-Pagan-Veterans-Headstone-Campai
                Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                Message 7 of 21 , Jul 3 1:27 AM
                  Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                  OR

                  Dear Senator _______________


                  My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                  interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                  IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                  Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                  of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                  "pending".

                  It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                  1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                  applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                  why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                  Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                  while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                  approved while these did not?

                  Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                  not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                  also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                  therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                  Thank you,
                • American-Pagan-Veterans-Headstone-Campai
                  Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                  Message 8 of 21 , Jul 17 1:36 AM
                    Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                    OR

                    Dear Senator _______________


                    My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                    interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                    IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                    Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                    of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                    "pending".

                    It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                    1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                    applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                    why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                    Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                    while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                    approved while these did not?

                    Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                    not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                    also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                    therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                    Thank you,
                  • American-Pagan-Veterans-Headstone-Campai
                    Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                    Message 9 of 21 , Jul 31 12:55 AM
                      Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                      OR

                      Dear Senator _______________


                      My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                      interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                      IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                      Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                      of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                      "pending".

                      It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                      1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                      applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                      why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                      Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                      while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                      approved while these did not?

                      Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                      not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                      also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                      therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                      Thank you,
                    • American-Pagan-Veterans-Headstone-Campai
                      Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                      Message 10 of 21 , Aug 14, 2005
                        Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                        OR

                        Dear Senator _______________


                        My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                        interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                        IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                        Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                        of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                        "pending".

                        It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                        1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                        applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                        why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                        Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                        while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                        approved while these did not?

                        Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                        not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                        also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                        therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                        Thank you,
                      • American-Pagan-Veterans-Headstone-Campai
                        Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                        Message 11 of 21 , Aug 28, 2005
                          Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                          OR

                          Dear Senator _______________


                          My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                          interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                          IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                          Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                          of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                          "pending".

                          It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                          1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                          applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                          why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                          Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                          while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                          approved while these did not?

                          Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                          not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                          also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                          therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                          Thank you,
                        • American-Pagan-Veterans-Headstone-Campai
                          Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                          Message 12 of 21 , Sep 11, 2005
                            Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                            OR

                            Dear Senator _______________


                            My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                            interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                            IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                            Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                            of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                            "pending".

                            It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                            1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                            applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                            why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                            Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                            while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                            approved while these did not?

                            Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                            not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                            also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                            therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                            Thank you,
                          • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                            Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                            Message 13 of 21 , Sep 25, 2005
                              Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                              OR

                              Dear Senator _______________


                              My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                              interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                              IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                              Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                              of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                              "pending".

                              It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                              1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                              applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                              why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                              Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                              while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                              approved while these did not?

                              Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                              not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                              also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                              therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                              Thank you,
                            • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                              Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                              Message 14 of 21 , Oct 9, 2005
                                Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                OR

                                Dear Senator _______________


                                My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                "pending".

                                It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                approved while these did not?

                                Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                Thank you,
                              • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                Message 15 of 21 , Oct 23, 2005
                                  Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                  OR

                                  Dear Senator _______________


                                  My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                  interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                  IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                  Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                  of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                  "pending".

                                  It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                  1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                  applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                  why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                  Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                  while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                  approved while these did not?

                                  Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                  not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                  also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                  therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                  Thank you,
                                • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                  Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                  Message 16 of 21 , Nov 6, 2005
                                    Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                    OR

                                    Dear Senator _______________


                                    My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                    interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                    IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                    Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                    of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                    "pending".

                                    It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                    1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                    applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                    why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                    Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                    while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                    approved while these did not?

                                    Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                    not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                    also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                    therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                    Thank you,
                                  • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                    Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                    Message 17 of 21 , Nov 20, 2005
                                      Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                      OR

                                      Dear Senator _______________


                                      My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                      interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                      IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                      Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                      of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                      "pending".

                                      It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                      1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                      applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                      why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                      Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                      while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                      approved while these did not?

                                      Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                      not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                      also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                      therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                      Thank you,
                                    • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                      Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                      Message 18 of 21 , Dec 4, 2005
                                        Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                        OR

                                        Dear Senator _______________


                                        My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                        interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                        IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                        Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                        of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                        "pending".

                                        It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                        1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                        applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                        why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                        Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                        while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                        approved while these did not?

                                        Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                        not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                        also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                        therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                        Thank you,
                                      • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                        Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                        Message 19 of 21 , Dec 18, 2005
                                          Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                          OR

                                          Dear Senator _______________


                                          My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                          interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                          IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                          Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                          of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                          "pending".

                                          It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                          1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                          applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                          why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                          Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                          while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                          approved while these did not?

                                          Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                          not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                          also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                          therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                          Thank you,
                                        • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                          Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                          Message 20 of 21 , Jan 1, 2006
                                            Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                            OR

                                            Dear Senator _______________


                                            My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                            interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                            IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                            Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                            of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                            "pending".

                                            It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                            1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                            applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                            why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                            Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                            while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                            approved while these did not?

                                            Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                            not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                            also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                            therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                            Thank you,
                                          • Pagan-Headstone-Campaign@yahoogroups.com
                                            Dear Congresswoman/man _______________ OR Dear Senator _______________ My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very interested
                                            Message 21 of 21 , Jan 15, 2006
                                              Dear Congresswoman/man _______________

                                              OR

                                              Dear Senator _______________


                                              My name is ______________ and I am a United States Veteran, a voter and very
                                              interested in religious equality issues. It has come to my attention that
                                              IRS tax-exempt church organizations have put in applications for the
                                              Pentagram, a very sacred symbol of the Wiccan faith, to be added to the list
                                              of approved symbols for Veterans headstones and that these applications are
                                              "pending".

                                              It has also come to my attention that some of these applications go back to
                                              1998. I feel that six years should have been reasonable time for these
                                              applications to have been approved. Can you please explain to me exactly
                                              why these applications are "pending" and on hold?

                                              Also, can you please tell me if any other organizations have been approved
                                              while these Pentagram applications sit "pending" and if so, why were they
                                              approved while these did not?

                                              Please, during your investigation of this issue, understand that the VA does
                                              not have the power to determine what is a religion and what is not. They
                                              also cannot judge if one symbol is more or less sacred than another and must
                                              therefore treat all equally under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

                                              Thank you,
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