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.”
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit