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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No. You misunderstand what this is about. No one is banning Bibles from hotel rooms, even Navy hotel rooms. What was going on was Bibles were not being provided in the rooms of the Navy Lodge. People were completely free to bring their own Bibles to read for themselves. Not providing Bibles in Navy run hotel rooms in no way violates any part of the US Constitution.
    Whatever. In the US, the Gideon bibles being left is a long standing tradition that has lasted for over a century. And I will boycott any hotel chain that bans the donated bibles from being left in a room. My own bible was given to me in the late 1960s. I appreciate not having to transport it on planes, trains, and automobiles all of these years. It would be very dog eared by now.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It matters perfectly. If the government is not providing the bibles or called for the donation of the bibles then there is no issue in the books being provided. It is just individuals deciding to donate bibles on their own free will.
    It is where they are, who is providing them. It really isn't the Gideons, it is the military lodging agency providing them, even if they didn't actually pay for them. That is the issue, and it is an issue to some people.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Well, sport. I am sitting in a hotel room right now....and I certainly do appreciate that a Gideon bible was left in the room. And I don't care who is offended.
    So what? It doesn't matter if you want one, that doesn't mean you are entitled to have one in your room.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The vast majority of Americans are Christians. I am betting that in the middle east....copies of the Koran are probably left in hotel rooms. If I were staying in a hotel in Kuwait, I would not be offended by that. And a muslim living in or visiting a hotel in this country should not be offended by a bible in the room. But that is a quirk with progressives......looking for a way to be offended.
    Then at sometime in the future when you open that drawer and alongside the Gideons Bible, is the Torah, Koran, Apocrypha, Tripitakas, Bhagavad Gita, Avesta, Book of Mormon, and the Wiccan Bible you will not be upset.

    Because the government couldn't accept one and not all the rest as long as someone provided them free of cost.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Then at sometime in the future when you open that drawer and alongside the Gideons Bible, is the Torah, Koran, Apocrypha, Tripitakas, Bhagavad Gita, Avesta, Book of Mormon, and the Wiccan Bible you will not be upset.

    Because the government couldn't accept one and not all the rest as long as someone provided them free of cost.
    The only reason it currently might appear as bias is because no one is providing the others free of cost.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The only reason it currently might appear as bias is because no one is providing the others free of cost.

    No one else is providing them free YET. Don't know if any will but they would have a right to now. Many here are doing a happy dance for the decision to allow the bibles in the rooms may do a different dance when the Queen James Gay Bible is laying on top of the King James Bible.

    May never happen but they certainly have that legal right.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    A bible should not be provided to you period if you are working for the United States Federal Government.


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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    No one else is providing them free YET. Don't know if any will but they would have a right to now. Many here are doing a happy dance for the decision to allow the bibles in the rooms may do a different dance when the Queen James Gay Bible is laying on top of the King James Bible.

    May never happen but they certainly have that legal right.
    I was speaking in the present tense.

    So I agree.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    A bible should not be provided to you period if you are working for the United States Federal Government.
    Both the title and the discussion is misleading.

    No provision of bibles by any government organization has occurred.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    So what? It doesn't matter if you want one, that doesn't mean you are entitled to have one in your room.
    However I am entitled to patronize whichever hotel chain I please based on what I want.

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