onenewsnow.com A legal organization dedicated to the defense of religious liberty says a California hospital accused of silencing an employee's use of the phrase "God Bless America" from email correspondence is responding with more censorship.
Pacific Justice Institute represents SFC Boots Hawks (USA-Ret.), a 20-year military veteran who now works in the Quality Management office at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, where he has been recognized with such distinctions as "Employee of the Year."
In November 2013, a hospital supervisor instructed Hawks to remove the phrase "God Bless America" from his e-mail signature block. The phrase was one of three in the signature block. A supervisor reportedly was concerned that someone might be offended by the phrase and suggested it was equivalent to an employee saying "Death to Christians."...
Even though Hawks complied with the supervisor's directive, he was placed on two days' leave for "insubordination" because he said he wanted to seek legal counsel. A subsequent letter from Pacific Justice Institute motivated the hospital to withdraw the charge of insubordination and change the two days to paid leave – but still, the hospital insisted he not say "God Bless America."
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