Bibles Banned! VA Removes Good Book from Clinic

(SOURCE)   By Todd Starnes

A Bible was removed from the waiting room of a Chillicothe Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Athens, Ohio after a veteran complained.

“Our government is secular, and must remain secular,” the unidentified veteran wrote.

Mikey Weinstein, the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, fired off a letter to the medical center on behalf of the veteran – alleging that the presence of the Bible inside a government facility is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Weinstein, a fussy little man with a strong aversion to our Lord, said the Bible’s placement in the waiting room was “illicit and unconstitutional.”

In other words, “Good Housekeeping” is fine, but the Good Book is not.

The panicked VA staff scoured the entire building to ensure there were no other Bibles lurking about – waiting to spontaneously convert people.  They found one.

“The Athens CBOC is unsure how this came into the clinic but it has been removed,” Associate Chief Adam Jackson wrote to Weinstein.

Ron Crews, the executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, called the VA’s decision to ban the Bible “absolutely ridiculous.”

“There is nothing wrong with a Bible being left in the waiting room along with other reading materials,” Crews told me. “If someone doesn’t want to look at the Bible, they don’t have to look at it. But it can be there for someone who may want to look at it and may find it helpful in a time of crisis.”

That’s a good point. Let’s say you’re in the waiting room dealing with a medical crisis. Would you find greater comfort in the Bible or a back issue of “People”?

Jackson seemed genuinely shocked that a Bible had somehow made its way inside the building.

“We routinely have environment of care rounding teams that look for such material,” he wrote to Weinstein.

A goon squad tasked with cleansing the building of Christianity? Now, that’s mighty creepy, folks.

Now we know why the VA can’t provide adequate medical care to our veterans – they’re too busy rounding up contraband Bibles.

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9 comments

  1. thelostcoinblog

    Once again we’re caving in to secularism. Why is it everyone must get along with everyone else but not everyone gets along with Gospel believing individuals? What are they so afraid of? Maybe its the truth that’s in The Book of the moral decay of civilization(s).
    If that veteran who was not named, is bothered by the reading material available in an office building that caters to the public, it’s his choice to choose something else to read, that is his right, not be aggravated or bothered by the materials available. Begs the question was he looking for his 15 minutes or so of fame..?.. To demand The Good Book (that might help his mental state [ just an observation] ) be taken out, is violating my right and every individual who cares to pick it up. It’s the most read book in the world and through out the centuries.
    ?Aren’t we told it’s just a book of fancy and fairy tales from those who do not believe in its contents, yet it sure causes a lot of stir at its appearance, why is that?… Are we so removed and selfish to alter someone else’s right to free speech in taking comfort of its availability..?.. Everyone has a right to believe or not. To choose to or not, to read or not, not to infringe on others who chooses the opposite. Everyone is free to choose. This country gives you that freedom or at least it use to… Its getting awfully blatant the rights of many are being trampled because of a Book they think is full of non-sense. Go figure.
    Come Lord Jesus, come! God bless us all.

    • Gordon King

      Thanks SweetJava!

      I very recently received a comment from an individual who is not a believer. I spoke to her about Jesus Christ being God and the only way to heaven, there is no other way! She replied to me with an angry and critical response for me even mentioning Christ! She told me that I had no right to cram religion down her throat, and that I should keep quiet about God! It was almost unbelievable. This person came freely to my website, a Christian website, she heard about God and was offended! No one forced her to come here, she did it of her own volition.

      She said that freedom in America is for Christians to be quiet about Jesus, that she should not have to even hear it, that we have freedom from religion! I told her that this is what our government officials and others have told us, they have twisted the Constitution into something other than what it was meant to be.

      I then quoted to her Hebrews 9:27

      “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,”

      U.S. Constitution Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      The First Amendment to the Constitution says that our government will not make any laws regarding religion or prohibiting the practice of religion. That means that Christians have the right to practice Christianity, including spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ! The Amendment goes on to say that the government will not restrain the people of their free speech, right to assemble peaceably, or petition the government.

      We the people have the right to speak freely regarding the gospel of Jesus Christ! Likewise, people have the right not to listen! Does this mean that the government or anyone else has the right in America to silence another person if they don’t believe in the same things? No! Absolutely not.

      Yet this is what we see happening in America, the silencing of Christians, the persecution of believers for practicing their faith. This is not only wrong but against our rights given to us by God under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America!

      You are so right! Why would people be offended by the bible if they merely believe that it is a book of fairy tales!

      God bless! Maranatha!

      • thelostcoinblog

        Thank you Gordon, my point exactly. Everyone has a right to their own choices, to agree to disagree with malice toward no one is the civil solution, not to trample upon someone else’s choice. And certainly not demand my freedom be excluded because they choose not to agree with my views. Shameful! The woman you encounter obviously didn’t know America’s Constitutional law. And if she did, she sounds like she would like it abolished. The very freedom she so expresses in her dislike. Again she didn’t have to listen or enter your domain. It’s a choice…

        We are to forge forward for God, (He is in us, with us, for us); for our liberty to express our likes and dislikes in a civilized manner, for the Gospel (the Good News). God alone has the last word. And everything done in His name prospers for the good of many. Keep moving forward my friend.
        God bless you richly and us all to continue the good fight. Our hope is not with man but in God. We’re just passing His love forward.. Maranatha!

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