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White_Stone
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 Nurse suspended for prayer offer

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/7863699.stm]Nurse suspended for prayer offer[/url]

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Community nurse Caroline Petrie, 45, says she asked an elderly woman patient during a home visit if she wanted her to say a prayer for her. The patient complained to the health trust about Mrs Petrie who follows the Baptist faith. She was suspended, without pay, on 17 December and will find out the outcome of her disciplinary meeting next week.



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These are the end times indeed.

Praying for His Name to be glorified.

white stone


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Janice

 2009/2/1 18:33Profile
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 Re: Nurse suspended for prayer offer

So many thoughts run around your mind when reading this one that you don't know where to begin.

But I do hope, as you have said, that whatever the outcome, that God's name would be glorified.

I just wonder why it has taken so long to come to light? This happened back in December.

Still, enough said for now.

 2009/2/2 4:04Profile









 Re: Nurse suspended for prayer offer


What I notice about the story is that it is from North Somerset, England.

We can expect the same Government intervention in our faith, in America, when Socialized Medicine is the law of the land here.

All of the major health insurance carriers are prepared for the transition to Socialized medicine--all of them.

When Hillary Clinton's Socialized medicine was stopped in it's tracks by Congress, President Clinton then wrote an executive order limiting 6 (six) Insurance Carriers for each State.

In the 1980's, and the early 1990's, before this executive order was put into place, I was able to present at least 20 carriers for each business that I quoted. Today, with the mergers of the various carriers that we have left, we are faced with 15% increases each year on health insurance on each account.

It is only a matter of time. The Federal Government needs the cash flow from Socialized Medicine to fulfill it's goal of Socialism.

Sincerley,

Walter

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White_Stone wrote:
[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/7863699.stm]Nurse suspended for prayer offer[/url]

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Community nurse Caroline Petrie, 45, says she asked an elderly woman patient during a home visit if she wanted her to say a prayer for her. The patient complained to the health trust about Mrs Petrie who follows the Baptist faith. She was suspended, without pay, on 17 December and will find out the outcome of her disciplinary meeting next week.



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These are the end times indeed.

Praying for His Name to be glorified.

white stone


 2009/2/2 11:09
White_Stone
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It is only a matter of time. The Federal Government needs the cash flow from Socialized Medicine to fulfill it's goal of Socialism.



Hello Waltern, You are so right. The whole world is bent on becoming Socialist. God help us.

white stone


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Janice

 2009/2/2 11:20Profile









 Re: Why the end?

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These are the end times indeed

Why does this statement suggest that these are end times? This is a normal reaction from the world. This has happened many many times before in the past and even I have offended people for suggesting to pray for them and that was many years ago. Not everyone believes in God and not everyone shares our faith. I remember just quoting a passage of scripture that that too was offensive and I got escorted out of the facility that I was in. This is normal for us and praise God for it. That Nurse is not angry at that woman who complained, she's probably feeling sorry for her and praying for her. That's what makes persecution so lovely in that it is our joy, that is why we in the West are such miserable Christians because we have laws to protect us.

I was on the "intercessors email network" and they would tell us how things were going bad for Christians in other countries and they would say, "Pray for the Christians in such and such a country that they get the laws changed in their favour to worship and spread the word".

Bologny,rather pray that God's will be done! We don't need man's ability to protect Christians to spread the word. We only need God's hand to protect. We don't seek persecution, NO! But persecution is our glory. When someone does a wrong towards me, I am not to be like the world, but I am to pray for that person. And if the world should change the laws to protect Christians then it was the will of God to do so, and with good reason. But the reasons for it today are running thin because we are so very much like the world, and that must change. Holiness, Righteousness, Faith, Mercy all must return to the body of Christ, and it will as things get tougher.

If you remember in the Churches beginning. The more they were persecuted for the name of Jesus Christ the more the church grew. The more the Children of Israel in Egypt's bondage was sorely treated the more they multiplied and were blessed.

I am thankful for this story and the strength one can draw from it.

God Bless All

 2009/2/2 11:39









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DeepThinker wrote:

If you remember in the Churches beginning. The more they were persecuted for the name of Jesus Christ the more the church grew. The more the Children of Israel in Egypt's bondage was sorely treated the more they multiplied and were blessed.

I am thankful for this story and the strength one can draw from it.

God Bless All



Unfortunately that is the only way I believe the church will grow spiritually and in numbers and hopefully soon. I'm just praying that we will be prepared and prepare our families for it. Thank God, that He does not give us more than we can bare. We think we are so ready sometimes to operate as a body ect..Hopefully for some of us we are right but for many we've just become spoiled and we really don't know what true christianity is until we face opposition of this nature on a continual basis.



 2009/2/2 11:50
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 Re: Nurse suspended for prayer offer

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/7866934.stm]BBC[/url]

The BBC have a new article regarding this matter on the website now. One part that I found particularly interesting is where it says:

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She also admitted she had been asked to go on a diversity and equality course after giving a prayer card to an elderly patient in October 2008



I find this so amazingly close to the old communist attitude, here it described as an 'Equality Training Course' but in times passed was called 'Re-education'!


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Darren Broadhurst

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 Re: Nurse suspended for prayer offer

Now this morning I got an email saying this nurse has been reinstated to her former position as a nurse. And according to my source, they are not limiting her attempts to integrate faith with her work. This comes as a result of the hue and cry that followed their earlier actions. At least so says my source. What do you Brits say?

ginnyrose


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Sandra Miller

 2009/2/6 11:39Profile
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Here's some copy from the London Times on the latest developments with this nurses story:

[i]The British nurse who was suspended without pay for offering to pray for a patient's recovery has been reinstated and will return to work in the next few days.

Caroline Petrie, an evangelical Christian from Weston-super-Mare, was subjected to disciplinary action by North Somerset Primary Care Trust even though the patient was not offended and made no complaint.

Petrie, who was supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was summoned last week to a disciplinary hearing on the charge that she had failed to demonstrate a "personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity."

North Somerset Primary Care Trust said Thursday that it recognized Petrie, a mother of two, had been acting in the "best interests of her patients" and that nurses did not have to "set aside their faith" in the workplace and could "continue to offer high-quality care for patients while remaining committed to their beliefs."

It also conceded that for some people prayer was an "integral part of health care and the healing process."

Sir Patrick Cormack, the Tory MP for South Staffordshire and a committed Anglican, told Parliament that the case illustrated the “utter absurdities” of political correctness.

"This is a great victory for Petrie, and for common sense," Andrea Williams, director of the Christian Legal Centre, said. "Today’s decision highlights the importance of being able to take personal faith into the workplace rather than being forced to leave it at the door for fear of being silenced by equality and diversity policies."

The turnaround by the trust comes amid a tightening up by government on how far public sector workers can go in communicating their faith.

According to a document published by the Department of Health last month, any attempt by a doctor or nurse to proselytize during the course of their work is to be considered harassment or intimidation and will be subject to disciplinary procedures.[/i]


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