Friday, September 14, 2007

Chaplain fired for praying in Jesus' name

According to the Christian Newswire, Hosptial chaplain Danny Harvey was fired for praying in Jesus name. Read the entire article at Christian Newswire.

4 comments:

John said...

This certainly seems disturbing at first glance, but the more I think about it the more I'm not so sure. A hospital chaplain's job is to comfort people of all faiths during times of crisis. How would you feel if your hospital chaplain prayed to Allah despite your protests?

Also, I know you think "the left" is responsible for all that is wrong, but I'm confused about why you would categorize this post under that heading. I saw nothing in your link indicating anyone's political views. One does not need to be on "the left" to be hostile to religion (if that's what you believe happened in this case). Look no further than Christopher Hitchens for evidence of that.

Dennis said...

John,

No one in a hospital is forced to have a chaplain pray with them if they don't want. And I would be just as upset if the hospital fired their Muslim chaplain for using the name Allah when he prayed.

Besides, I expect that a chaplain will be totally dedicated to their religious beliefs. Any chaplain who can recite the Bible and pray in Jesus name in one room and then recite the Qur'an and pray to Allah in the next is, in my humble opinion as worthless as a rubber crutch (I know most conservative Evangelicals would agree and I think that most Muslims would agree as well).

It is only the Left that comes up with this nonsense about all faiths being basically different roads to God/god/gods so it really doesn't matter whose name we're praying in or to. Balogna!

John said...

Once again you have excelled at blaming something unrelated to politics on a political ideology you disagree with. This is almost as good as the time you blamed the abusive priests on liberalism.

Dennis said...

You're right, John. I suppose the chaplain might have been fired, for example, by a politically conservative atheist or a Right wing Muslim fundamentalist.

But I doubt that most politically conservative administrators in America would fire a hospital chaplain simply for pryaing in Jesus' name and it is inconceivable to me that a religious conservative would have done so.

But I could be wrong.