From Daily Mail Blog:

The Obama administration lifted a ban on family members and friends from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center within hours after a floor speech by Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa on Friday, in which he ripped the asinine ban on books.

A memo by Walter Reed’s Chief of Staff C.W. Callahan on September 14, 2011, said: “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”

Congressman King, in his speech on Friday, said: “That means you can’t bring in a Bible and read from it when you visit  your son or your daughter, perhaps – or your wife or husband. It means a priest that might be coming in to visit someone on  their death bed couldn’t bring in the Eucharist, couldn’t offer Last  Rites. This is the most outrageous affront.”

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Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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