.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

God-Free Zone?

(Fox News) - A longtime volunteer at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Fayetteville, North Carolina is calling it quits because he says the hospital is suppressing freedom of religion for Christians.

Vietnam veteran Laud Pitt says in media reports that the hospital has removed the Bible and the cross from its chapel — and put drapes over its stained glass windows. He says he also has been told he can no longer read scripture to patients or pray with them — and that he must be escorted by a chaplain when he hands out Christmas cards.

Hospital officials say are simply complying with a rule dating back to the 1950's — requiring the chapel to be religiously neutral when not in use. They say religious items are available on request.


Post a Comment

<< Home