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Obamination Barrs Bibles From Military Hospitals

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May he rot in hell

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It’s an Obama world.

While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers.

 

 

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This appears mostly true, but the ban was rescinded the day after it was made. Seems to have been made first-ish of December.

 

Seems the commander of Walter Reed hospital gave an order banning all religious materials and literature from being brought into the hospital, including by family members visiting patients.

 

A congressman went to the well of the house and blasted it. It was rescinded next day. So far no explanations from Walter Reed or PBO regime.

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“The instructions about the Bibles and reading material have been rescinded,” said Sandy Dean, a public affairs officer for Walter Reed. “It will be written to articulate our initial intention which was to respect religious and cultural practices of our patients.”

 

Dean said the instruction was “in no way meant to prohibit family members from providing religious items to their loved ones at all.”

 

 

 

 

 

(source: Foxnews)

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Here's the PDF of the order. [ATTACHMENT=3534]EF11L05.pdf (59k. pdf file)[/ATTACHMENT] Date stamp is Sept 14.

 

See page 4, item 8. "No religious items (i.e., Bibles, reading materials, and/or artifacts) are to be given away or used during a visit."

 

The order relates to "partners in care" which includes everyone from flag officers to non-profit groups, and was designed to protect from unwanted solicitation. It has been rescended until clarified.

 

 

A spokesperson for the medical center told Fox News late Friday that the policy will be rewritten and its intent will be made “crystal clear.”

 

“The instructions about the Bibles and reading material have been rescinded,” said Sandy Dean, a public affairs officer for Walter Reed. “It will be written to articulate our initial intention which was to respect religious and cultural practices of our patients.”

 

Dean said the instruction was “in no way meant to prohibit family members from providing religious items to their loved ones at all.”

 

If that’s the case, why is the policy being rescinded?

 

“We don’t want there to be any misinterpretation of what we’re trying to say,” she told Fox News. “We appreciate Congressman King bringing this to our attention. We don’t want our instructions to be ambiguous.”

 

 

 

Here's the biography of the Walter Reed Medical Center Chief of Staff who wrote the order, from the Walter Reed web site.

 

Charles W. Callahan

Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army

Chief of Staff, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

 

 

Biography

COL Chuck Callahan graduated from Rutgers College in 1979 with a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. After attending Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, he received his doctorate in medicine from the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984. His pediatric training was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1984-1987. He served as a general pediatrician at Darnall Army Community Hospital, Ft. Hood TX until 1990. His fellowship in pediatric pulmonology was at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA from 1990-1993.

 

After fellowship, he was assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu Hawaii. At Tripler, he served as Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology, Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and Chief of the Department of Pediatrics. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel in May 2002. COL Callahan served as Pediatric Consultant to the Surgeon General from July 2003 to 2007. He holds a professorship in pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences.

 

He is a graduate of Infantry and AMEDD Officer’s Basic and AMEDD Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, Combined Humanitarian Response Training (CHART) and the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Courses and the Army War College. In 2004, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Chief of Professional Services for the 8th Medical Brigade. He served as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (“Chief Medical Officer”) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from November 2005 to June 2008. He commanded the DeWitt Army Community Hospital and Health Care Network at Ft. Belvoir from 2008 to 2010. In July 2010, he became the first Army officer to serve as Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff (“Chief Operating Officer”) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center , Bethesda.

 

His awards include the Order of Military Medical Merit and the “A” Proficiency Designator from the Army Medical Department, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the 2004 Lewis Aspey Mologne Award from the Surgeon General for Academic Excellence in the Army Medical Corps. In March 2002, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society by the Gamma Chapter of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD.

 

Dr. Callahan is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has received numerous teaching awards, authored more than one hundred articles, abstracts, books and book chapters on subject including pediatrics, pulmonology, leadership and parenthood. He has been awarded more than two million dollars in grants for asthma and telemedicine research. He and his wife of thirty years, Linda, live with the youngest of their seven children in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

 

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Sounds like the WatchTower people found a captive audience. :shock:

 

as did the right wing bloggers who cranked out only half the story to fabricate more outrage.

 

 

 

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