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June 4, 2005

UK Hospital debates removing Gideon Bibles

Topics: International News

In what I call "real" news and a welcome break from the incessant Koran-abuse stories pumped up by the MSM, we are now hearing about "Moslems and Sikhs defending the religious liberties of Christians (and Jews)."

From the Daily Telegraph via Jack

The century-old tradition of bibles in hospital bedside lockers could be ended in one health trust today after officials decided they might offend ethnic minorities.

Senior executives at the University of Leicester NHS Trust said it was also concerned that the books helped to spread the MRSA bacteria and it would rule on whether to remove them from wards.

The proposal angered Christians and Muslims who accused the hospital of political correctness.

Now, I was impressed when I read that Moslem groups were also complaining about the ban. Generally they don't go out of their way to defend the Bible/ Then I read further and found out...

Suleman Nagdi, of Leicestershire's Federation of Muslim Organisations, said: "This is a Christian country and it would be sad to see the tradition end."

Resham Singh Sandu, Sikh chairman of the Council of Faiths, said: "I don't think many ethnic minority patients would object to the Bible in a locker."

So what we have is Moslems and Sikhs defending the religious liberties of Christians (and Jews), and a media source that actually reports it rather than hiding it, as more often than not happens.

However,  instead of in a "locker" as the Muslems suggest, it should be kept where it's been placed traditionally, at the bedside. If the patient is a Muslim, the Koran should then be placed at the bedside.

But apparently, quite a few Canadian hospitals have already removed their Gideon Bibles. But that's Canada and we are learning to expect just about anything there in terms of cuddling up to the Islamists.

Posted by Hyscience at June 4, 2005 1:51 PM

I think "locker" is what the Canadians call that little night table with drawers next to the bed. I could be wrong, but that's the impression I got.

As Steve Martin said, "You don't really appreciate America until you go to some country that doesn't have the courtesy to speak English."

Posted by: Danny Carlton at June 4, 2005 8:05 PM

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