More appeasement ….Hospital bans crosses, bibles from chapel, to not offend other religions…
WORSHIPPERS at one of the state’s largest hospital chapels have been ordered to get rid of crucifixes and Bibles and pull down religious pictures and symbols for fear of offending other religions.
The decision by Royal North Shore Hospital has outraged patients and their families, many of whom have turned to the chapel for comfort in their darkest hours.
Hospital managers ordered the ban on symbols of any kind because the chapel was increasingly being used by a number of different faiths.
But Mosman Mayor Dominic Lopez said angry patients were offended that the chapel no longer represented a holy place.
I used to sit there and pray when my wife was dying of breast cancer and look at that cross,” he said. “Now it is just a hall and the decision is bulls…. You either have a chapel or you don’t. It’s offensive to have a church or chapel and not have a cross in it.”