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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    I really don't see a problem with Bibles and the Military.
    People of all beliefs are free to worship with their own books in their rooms.
    If you don't like it, don't open it.
    Believing in a Creator has given great comfort to countless families who've lost loved ones in the Military.

    I use the Bible as good luck in Vegas where I may store money or sports betting slips--
    I realize that some may view that as blasphemous but the Bible is in my room for my personal use .
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    Yes. Pretty much someone has to only be able to get onbase and they can stay in a Navy Lodge.
    I can stay at a Navy Lodge as a reservist.
    We still miss the USAF base at Chanute, near Rantoul, IL.
    Many retired folks relocated there with their Hospital but it was sent west/southwest as so many were in the 1980's .
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The Gideons are permitted to put books in government rooms?


    You wouldn't be objecting methinks, if it was Andy Capp cartoon strips or chocolate mints.


    In fact, you'd probably shrug if it was the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue I'm sure.



    It's a long standing custom, and America is majority Christian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I really don't see a problem with Bibles and the Military.
    People of all beliefs are free to worship with their own books in their rooms.
    If you don't like it, don't open it.
    Believing in a Creator has given great comfort to countless families who've lost loved ones in the Military.

    I use the Bible as good luck in Vegas where I may store money or sports betting slips--
    I realize that some may view that as blasphemous but the Bible is in my room for my personal use .

    We still miss the USAF base at Chanute, near Rantoul, IL.
    Many retired folks relocated there with their Hospital but it was sent west/southwest as so many were in the 1980's .
    I don't really have an issue with it but I also see the other side too. I honestly don't think it is worth it for either side to decry. Now, I would say though that they have to accept and put out any religious based material though that is given or none at all. This would have to include Wiccan, FSM, or even Satanism as well.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    You fell for the stupidity of FOX news D:

    My favorite moderator...




    Not really.

    1. I knew exactly what this was about, and yes I approve of this change in policy.
    2. I rarely watch Fox news and haven't seen any today.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I don't really have an issue with it but I also see the other side too.
    I honestly don't think it is worth it for either side to decry.
    Now, I would say though that they have to accept and put out any religious based material though that is given or none at all.
    This would have to include Wiccan, FSM, or even Satanism as well.
    Maybe just set up a rack with religious material for all those wishing material other than Bibles.
    Though I can see the day when there is a religious "portfolio" as we see in motels for restaurants and such.

    Since I was fortunate enough to see my Dad get full Military rites, I suppose I'm not as objective .
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    I see no issue with the Bibles. They are there as a courtesy. They are not required to open it.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Is there a market for selling Gideon Bibles? If everyone got together for a buck each, could be a party.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Why don't they carry their own, instead of relying on government handouts?
    For the same reason we feed the useless, those capable of working but relying on govt handouts.

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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Gideon Bibles are not government handouts. They are absolutely 100% privately funded.

    As nearly as I can determine after looking at a number of news sources from ABC to the AP to WAPO to several on line news sources, some Navy authority decided it was inappropriate to allow the Gideons to place the Bibles in Navy lodges and ordered them removed. Some sources referred to this as a 'removal of the Bibles' and some sources referred to it as a 'ban'. It seems pretty silly not to see the two terms as interchangeable.

    However, apparently some Navy families noticed the absence of the Bibles and inquired and, when they found out the Bibles were prohibited from being placed in the rooms, they protested. The Navy reversed the order and allowed the Bibles to be returned to the rooms.

    The Gideons have been around since 1899 and since that time have placed 1.9 billion and counting Bibles in hotel/motel rooms and have furnished Bibles to schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices all over the world--they provide free Bibles to all who want or will accept them. They see their Christian ministry as sharing the word of God via speaking engagements, talking one on one with people, and making the scriptures available to all who need or want them.

    If a Mosque or Islamic group or another religious group wanted to place their holy books in the lodges, then no doubt the Navy would also allow that too. To the best of my knowledge, nobody but the Gideons engages in that particular ministry.
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    Re: Navy reverses Bible ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Chalk up one for the good guys...........God Bless the USA.

    Navy reverses Bible ban | Fox News
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    read the ****ing link before you run your mouth asshole,

    They should put a Gideon's bible in each of the forum rooms here at DP for some of the filth here.

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