November 27, 1997 12:00 AM

The hearing-impaired community is taking issue with a sequence in ABC’s “NYPD Blue” in which deaf actor Chond Slick, 26, delivered a prayer in sign language that he apparently made up as he went along. The sequence took place in a hospital chapel where Andy Sipowicz asks God for help with his son’s health — only the subtitles didn’t match the scripted dialogue. Chond’s father, Darby Slick, told USA Today that Chond used his own “oratorial” style.

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