Chaplain Barred From Saying “God”

Liberalism has gone as far as it ever needs to when chaplains are barred from saying the word “God.”

A chaplain at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton has resigned, she says, over a ban on use of the words “God” or “Lord” in public settings. … [Rev. Mirta ] Signorelli said that she and other chaplains were told Feb. 23 to “cease and desist from using God in prayers.”

Why would these words be banned? Because they have a certain “connotation.”

Signorelli said her supervisor recently singled her out for delivering a spiritual reflection in the chapel that included the word “Lord” and had “a Christian connotation.”

“But that was the 23rd Psalm,” Signorelli said — not, strictly speaking, Christian, as it appears in the Old Testament.

“And I am well aware that there were people from the Jewish tradition in attendance. I didn’t say Jesus or Allah or Jehovah. I used ‘Lord’ and ‘God,’ which I think are politically correct. I think that’s as generic as you can get.”

Not good enough, Rev. Signorelli. How do you think Muslims feel? Atheists? Scientologists? Satanists? Obamunists?

Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel observes the obvious:

To excise God from someone who is a grief counselor seems to be an extreme and uncalled-for response.

But the good of the patients takes a back seat to the larger goal of extirpating Christianity, so that we may be restricted to a shallow, meaningless world in which a human life is a random accident, of no more value than a dog’s, and there is no higher authority than the federal bureaucracy that finances the hospice with Medicaid and Medicare.

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Deeper meanings are not to be permitted.

On tips from Viking04 and The MaryHunter. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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