What Kind of Religious Service Was Held at the Funeral for Chris Kyle?


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The funeral service for Chris Kyle had several religious elements that were in keeping with his Christian faith. Bible readings and quotes, religious songs and prayers were all included in the ceremony.

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The funeral service for Chris Kyle was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas and was attended by almost 7,000 people. The ceremony began with an opening prayer offered by a Christian minister, and included religious elements throughout. Several speakers shared biblical quotes, and some read entire passages from the Bible. Religious songs were sung during the ceremony, including a rendition of "Amazing Grace" performed by country music artist Randy Travis.

Chris Kyle, whose book inspired the Academy Award nominated movie American Sniper, was a decorated military veteran who served four tours of duty in the Iraq War as a Navy SEAL. He is often credited as being the most lethal sniper in the U.S. Military. Kyle was a devout Christian and often spoke of his faith in his book. He was killed in 2013 when a fellow veteran, Eddie Ray Routh, opened fire on Kyle and another Navy SEAL named Chad Littlefield while the three were visiting a shooting range together. Littlefield also died in the attack.

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