Red Cross goes against their own message

Healing-Prayer-attrib-flickr-Filip Chudoba-27941189104
Healing-Prayer-attrib-flickr-Filip Chudoba-27941189104

Following the turmoil that terrorized Louisiana, the flood that devasted over 60,000 homes has called for a unity amongst the community and the nation alike. Organizations such as the American Red Cross rushed to perform their respectful duties, however, it wasn’t without causing some controversy.

A local Lousiana cop, in addition to his daily duties, stopped by an American Red Cross shelter amid the flood devastation to offer victims some comfort through prayer. What happened to him next should raise a concern for our first amendment rights.

Is our freedom of religion still protected? What is going on in this country?

After walking into the shelter and offering victims some healing prayer, the officer was then kicked out. He took to social media to discuss his experience. In his original video he states: “I was just there to thank volunteers and offer prayers and encouragement.”

What’s wrong with that? Isn’t the Red Cross an organization that, in a very literal sense, stands for protection and healing?

Others took to Twitter to express their discontent, stating: “Red Cross needs to change their name then! How dare they use the symbol of Christ but deny His power through prayer!” 

Click here to read more about what happened at the shelter HillaryDaily

Photo Credit: Filip Chudoba Performance

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