Jesus was thrown out of a Florida hospital today when a chaplain was fired from his position for including the word ‘Jesus’ at the end of his prayers, according to FoxNews.
The hospital was worried about “Secondhand Jesus” meaning that those who didn’t intend to have Jesus had Jesus forced upon them by a third party. Reverend Danny Harvey, who worked for the Leesburg Regional Center for more than seven years, claims to be the victim of religious discrimination after he says the hospital staff forced him to resign from his post because he mentioned…you know who.
Louis H. Bremer Jr., LRMC president and chief executive officer, denied that the pastor was fired for mentioning Jesus. He said in a statement:
“The interpretation many Christians are getting is that prayer is completely banned from the hospital, which couldn’t be further from the truth.”
“It would be very appropriate to say Jesus’ name in the presence of a Christian family. That’s no problem,” Bremer said in the statement. “What must be understood is knowing the audience and what is appropriate for that particular situation.”
And I guess hospitals are not that particular situation.
Anyone mentioning Jesus in listening distance from someone who doesn’t want to hear about Jesus will be punished severely.
Harvey insists that he didn’t force Jesus on anyone. “I would approach a family and offer them the chance for me to pray for them, but they have the option to say no,” Harvey said. “I have never imposed my beliefs on others.”
Schools have completely banned “secondhand Jesus.” The government is attempting to do it. Now hospitals. In the future all crosses will have to be taken down off the tops of churches for fear of “secondhand Jesus” offending passing drivers. What a country.