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Obama World: Walter Reed Bars Family Members From Bringing Bibles to Injured Soldiers
Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-5-11 | Jim Hoff

Posted on 12/05/2011 8:40:25 AM PST by bigbob

It’s an Obama world. While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers.

The US Military says they are rescinding the order but only after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor. Todd Starnes reported:

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said they are rescinding a policy that prohibits family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones.

The decision to rescind the ban on Bibles came exactly one day after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor and called on President Obama to publicly renounce the military policy.

“The President of the United States should address this and should excoriate the people who brought about this policy and the individual who brought it about should be dismissed from the United States Military,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Fox News & Commentary. King spoke from the House floor Thursday blasting a policy memorandum from the commander of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center written by Chief of Staff C.W. Callahan. The September 14th memo covers guidelines for “wounded, ill, and injured partners in care.”

“No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit,” the policy states.

“That means you can’t bring in a Bible and read from it when you visit your son or your daughter, perhaps – or your wife or husband,” King said. “It means a priest that might be coming in to visit someone on their death bed couldn’t bring in the Eucharist, couldn’t offer Last Rites. This is the most outrageous affront.”

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bibles; obamaworld; walterreed
That something so ridiculously absurd should be rescinded is not news; the fact that this policy was put in place in the first place is...

Wanna bet Obama goes a little light on the "excoriation"?

1 posted on 12/05/2011 8:40:36 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Whatdya bet there will be more Bibles than ever now?

2 posted on 12/05/2011 8:41:56 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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