Baptist nurse suspended for offering to pray for patient

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  1. Matt Black

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    Story here

    Is this discrimination by the employer or an abuse by the nurse of her position?
     
  2. hillclimber1

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    Abuse by the unbelievers, that so diligently seek justice and fairness, and a thorough investigation... Pious...... sanctimonious.

    this young woman needs uplifting...
     
  3. Matt Black

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    Amen!:praying:
     
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    If someone ask for prayer, they are asking the powers of Heaven to hear her case and have mercy on them. What a shame for someone to lose their job for that. If I was a businessman, I would gladly hire her.
     
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    I never had anyone refuse my offer to pray for them, including an atheist. It is not preaching simply to offer a personal interest in one's well being.

    Cheers, and pray on my dear,

    Jim
     
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    Just another attempt to limit a Christian's free speech.
     
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    PC gone amuk.

    Several years ago, in WV, my car broke down in the bonnies (I know, that could be anywhere in WV). Well it was a Mormon who came and gave help. All he was able to do was to give me a lift back to my office. On the way, he offered me the Book of Mormon. I took it - no big deal. I figure if he helped me, I would not refuse hid "gift"
     
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    In Leesburg, Florida a very good friend of mine that was the Chaplin of Leesburg Regional Medical Center in September, 2007 was fired when he ended his prayers "In the name of Jesus". I fear that this is becoming quite common. :tear:
     
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    Wow - my orthopedic surgeon prays with all of his patients before he does surgery. Bet no one has ever brought HIM up on charges. That's just ridiculous. She ASKED. She didn't force. She didn't coerce. She didn't demand. She asked. "Would you like a glass of water." is as "offensive" as "Would you like me to pray for you?"
     
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    Bolded mine

    Of one thing I am certain - satan is absolutely ecstatic!

    And the woman in question needs to let others, not herself, decide what IS/IS NOT offensive to them!!!

    Don't know her motives, but it appears that she (the woman) didn;t like the idea of prayer, but did not have the guts to actually so state.

    Also, if this is construed a "forcing", then no Dr or nurse had ever ask a patient if they would like a pain pill - you would be "trying to force them to take dope??! "

    Stupidity is becoming more & more the norm for PCism!
     
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    Wow! this takes me back 31 years ago when I didn't know if my wife was going to survive going through the birth of our young daughter. A Nurse by the name of Pann comforted me and said the Chapel was open if I wanted to pray. I won't ever forget that day. I know this young nurse passed away not too long afterward after losing her battle to cancer but I do believe she over came the biggest battle and is at home in heaven even now. This was a life changing experience for me.
    May God open greater doors for this young nurse who lived her convictions.
     
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    If all she did was offer to pray for someone, then she did nothing wrong and was discriminated against. Those who suspended her are abusing their power. If I was in the hospital, I would greatly appreciate any offer for prayer on my behalf.
     
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    Apparently she also handed out tracts to the patients and had been spoken to about this before. I still think the hospital trust's actions are disproportionate though. I think she's been perhaps at worse unwise and inappropriate (for example, I don't offer to pray for clients who are in the cells awaiting trial) but scarcely a disciplinary offence. One smells a PC rat here...
     
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    I think it is ridiculous that someone would get suspended for offering to pray for someone.

    It reminds me of a Navy chaplain who got courtmartialed for acknowledging Jesus Christ while praying. (I'm not sure if that was the exact circumstance, but it was along those lines.)
     
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    I pray for alot of my patients in my ambulance, they don't have to know about it if you just pray to yourself.
     
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    Matt you know better than me that political correctness in England is a virtual reality these days. One must always walk with whispers.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    My wife works in a Catholic hospital in Iowa and they have prayers over the loudspeaker that everyone listens to.
     
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    Folks, it's going to get worse.
     
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    Nothing surprises me anymore but the worst experience I had was in an SBC church I pastored. It was among those who had a practice for over 25 years of inviting the Mormon bishop to teach/preach and when I opposed them they did like me.
     
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    Where did you get this information?
     
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