Volunteer: Vets Hospital Taking Away Freedom of Religion, Speech
It's a house of worship with none of the symbols. There are no crosses or Bibles on display at the Fayetteville veterans hospital. The reason is a federal policy from the 1950s, but one volunteer says it has gone too far.Posted — Updated
The reason is a federal policy from the 1950s, but one volunteer says it has been taken too far.
Bibles, crosses and fine linens have been put in a closet and are available only upon request. A spokesperson said the hospital is just following VA policy written in the 1950s.
Meanwhile, a conservative non-profit agency has been looking at legal options. An attorney from the Rutherford Institute asked the medical center to restore the Christian chapel and open a separate interfaith room.
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