Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston gives in to religious intolerance

They say it is done in the name of not offending anyone's religion but they only mention Islam and Judaism. Between the two, I can think of one in particular that has a history of violence, intimidation and coercion against non-believers but if I say it then I will be, once again branded an Islamophobe and anti-Muslim.

Not the first time, certainly not the last.

From The Post and Courier November 16 by Rene Dudley

Cancer center's Santa gets boot

It's not even December, but Santa has already been fired from Charleston's Hollings Cancer Center.

For each of the past two years, hospital volunteer Frank Cloyes spent one day as St. Nick, spreading good cheer and snacks to patients sitting through chemotherapy treatments. The 67-year-old James Island resident, a retired insurance executive who calls himself a "gregarious guy," paid for his own costume rental.

On Tuesday morning, a volunteer coordinator told Cloyes his services no longer were needed.

"Because of our state affiliation, we decided not to have a Santa presence this year," Hollings spokeswoman Vicky Agnew said. Hollings is a part of the Medical University of South Carolina.

Decorations will be "more secular and respectful to all beliefs," Agnew said. "We don't want to offend a volunteer with good intentions, but we need to think of the bigger picture. People who are Muslim or Jewish or have no religious beliefs come here for treatment," she said.

Which one group are capable of making your life miserable, and have the history to prove they have done just that, Agnew?

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