Alaska Airlines ends long tradition of giving passengers prayer cards with in-flight meals
Daily Mail: Alaska Airlines is ending a decades-long tradition of handing out prayer cards with their in-flight meals because an increasing number of passengers were offended by them. (Are they offended by American currency that states, “In God We Trust”?)
Alaska Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said the decision was made out of respect for all passengers, and follows feedback from customers that they preferred not to mix religion with transportation.
‘The decision reflects respect for the diverse religious beliefs and cultural attitudes of Alaska Airlines’ customers and employees,’ the company said in announcing the change.
‘Some customers were comforted by the cards and some didn’t feel religion was appropriate on the plane and preferred not to receive one,’ she said.
The cards offer a short excerpt of a psalm from the Old Testament printed on a beautiful photograph. One current example includes this excerpt printed over a beach scene: ‘Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever.’
A card with a mountain scene states: ‘I will be glad to rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name O most high.’
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Religion doesn’t mix with transportation? Who exactly do airline passengers pray to when experiencing extreme turbulence (I know I’m praying like crazy!)? And who do you think passengers of flights that have crashed were screaming to as their flights were going down?
This won’t stop me from flying on Alaska Airlines. And it sure won’t stop me from praying while flying either!