Friday, April 22, 2005


As in "Bring your own Bible" when you are admitted to some hospitals in Canada.
We have disinfection processes to disinfect other surfaces, but we don't have anything to disinfect books," Jane Stafford, a spokeswoman for the River Valley Health Authority, which operates the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, explained to Canada's CBC News.
Now that's a shame. I used to volunteer my time at a hospital in Baton Rouge. We used to disinfect books all the time with a special secret concoction. It's called one part bleach to 10 parts water. We disinfected everything with it. The hospital's infection control department as well as JCAHO approved it. Get a grip, people!
Stafford insists the ban is medical and not ideological, saying patients are welcome to bring their own Bibles and use the hospital's chapel at any time.
Does this mean they disinfect the chapel each time a patient visits it? After going through the trouble of removing Bibles from each patient room, I'd hate for a patient to catch something from the chapel. Oh my gosh! Maybe they ought to close the chapel. Someone may catch the Holy Spirit!


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