Anti-Christian multiculturalism is running amuck within the US military. In a memo dated September 14, 2011, the Commander of the newly consolidated Walter Reed National Military Medical Center effectively banned the bible and all other religious items from the facility during patient visits. This inane act of bureaucratic anti-religious bigotry was brought to public attention by Congressman Steve King from Iowa who lambasted the Navy from the House floor on Thursday. Remember, we’re talking about the sick and the wounded here, men and women who need the emotional support of their family, friends, and faith.
“No religious items (i.e. bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”
Note that the religious ban only seems to allude to the Christian faith. I’m sure that if the Koran had been mentioned in this memo, its author, Chief of Staff Callahan, would be spending the rest of his naval career cleaning out toilets.
Within one day of Congressman King’s denunciation, the US military rescinded the religious ban at Walter Reed. Claiming there was simply a misunderstanding, a public relations spokeswoman for the Medical Center stated:
The instructions about the Bibles and reading material have been rescinded. It will be rewritten to articulate our initial intention which was to respect religious and cultural practices of our patients. Fox News
If they’re talking about proselytizing practices, then why not just say so? Why the sly focus on Christianity and Christian symbols and paraphernalia? Seems to me that this ban was all about the military performing their multicultural due diligence by denigrating the Christian faith. And what better way to show that they’re onboard with progressivism than by rabbit-punching Jesus. After all, we all know it’s open season on the tenets of the New Testament. Well, if the military is so concerned about respect for religious and cultural practices, then it should start by calling for a cease-fire on Christianity.