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June 10, 2005

UK Hospital decides to allow Bibles

As reported earlier, a UK hospital had announced it was considering removing Bibles from their patients' room for “health ”concerns. Now it appears they have had a “change of heart”...

A group of hospitals in the UK has backtracked from its plan to pull Bibles from patients' bedside stands, now saying the Scriptures will remain.

According to the BBC, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said it wanted to look at how to accommodate all religious texts in its hospitals and said it was concerned about Bibles spreading diseases like the superbug MRSA.

When the story first broke, Gideons International, which distributes millions of Bibles worldwide, accused the trust of "political correctness gone mad."

There was a lot of response to the story, and the PR problems rather than any real change of heart is more than likely responsible.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 10, 2005 09:01 AM

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