Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
This is preposterous, if true:
In Florida, a hospital chaplain was fired for praying in Jesus' name. It has now become more common to forbid praying in Jesus' name ... they have forbidden Staunton City Council and Augusta Board of Supervisors from doing so ... a Navy chaplain was fired for doing it ... now a hospital chaplain.
There are a few more details here
and a PDF copy of his termination letter here
. If the hospital's claims are true, he may have been negligent in some of his other duties, which would provide a reasonable justification of his termination—but that would be assuming that the hospital didn't "inflate" the warning letter for good measure.
Off the cuff, it does
sound like he may have been acting in a bit more confrontational manner than I would expect a chaplain to act. It's one thing to pray in the name of Christ when you're praying with a group of Christians, but to do so purposefully in front of non-Christians seems like it would be somewhat ineffective witness, unless he were asked by one or more members of the board he was praying before specifically
to do so—such as if he were doing so before a town council
, for instance.In other news
, I am always
happy to see the ACLU getting smacked around
. Could not have happened to a more deserving bunch!