Alaska Airlines Opts To Stop Handing Out Prayer Cards

For the past three decades, Alaska Airlines has handed out prayer cards imprinted with Bible verses with meals. But the airline will stop the ritual Wednesday, following through on a decision it made last Fall. According to the airline, a marketing executive copied the prayer card idea from a rival airline in order to “differentiate” its service. If you hadn’t noticed the prayer cards recently, that’s probably because you weren’t flying first class. The airline stopped serving meals in coach six years ago.

Saying passengers complained about the prayer cards, an airline spokesman tells MSNBC “We believe it’s the right thing to do in order to respect the diverse religious beliefs and cultural attitudes of all our customers and employees.”

To that, we say Amen.

OMG! Alaska Airlines discontinues controversial prayer cards [MSNBC]