LGBTQ Opposition to Samaritan’s Purse Central Park field hospital grows

April 14,  "a group of LGBTQ activists stood several yards away from the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital on the East Meadow lawn and blasted city and state officials and Mount Sinai Hospital for partnering with the evangelical humanitarian relief organization treating overflow patients suffering from the coronavirus." - RNS

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bobbycook's picture

The blindness and hatred of this group toward the completely selfless, sacrificial efforts of a Christian organization is truly stunning!

Mike Harding's picture

Now you know what the hatred of the political left is really like.  Leftism is way beyond liberalism. 

Pastor Mike Harding

Bert Perry's picture

From the way they're arguing, apparently it would be a bad thing in their minds if people are restored to health by this ministry, perhaps even if the people restored to health were themselves homosexual.  Let's just say I don't completely follow their logic.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Joeb's picture

Bert feel free to jump in if I'm wrong.  From what I'eve read they want the volunteer Doctors and Nurses coming in to work to sign a form saying they don't support or believe gay marriage essentially.  Now if it deals with their full time staff that they bring in then the protestors are way off base and it is what your saying.  Any religious Christian group such as the Catholic Church would have the same requirement in their missions oriented operations.  
Now here is where I may be wrong.  If volunteer Nurses and Doctors are coming into NYC from out of the area to do relief duties I'm assuming the State Health Department or some central figure is assigning those people to hospitals and doing some kind of quick vetting to ensure the people are who they say they are and their credentials are up to date.    If this is the case and they're  randomly being sent to wherever and personnel straight or gay are told to go to the Samaritan's Purse for relief duties and these people are given the form in question to sign then by Samaritan's Purse that  is way out of line in an emergency situation.  Very unprofessional and outright wrong.  This would be pulling the Culture War in the middle of an emergency.  It would be like a Christian going to the Emergency Room and asking the Doctor if he is gay.   So from what I read that's the case but again I'm maybe wrong.  If that's what their doing then why aren't they asking  do you believe in Adultery Fornication  and Gluttony.  

After 9/11 people from my agency and others were sent to dig for evidence and body parts in the wreckage of the towers.  As we know now it was quite a toxic brew to work around and in.  In fact a younger female agent from my office died of an infection similar to one that three cadaver dogs died from.    If I was there and the Samaritan's Purse had a relief station and I was told to assist them and they put that form in front of me I would have verbally expressed my discontent with their actions and refused to sign it.  Even though I agree with it you don't pull that in an emergency situation on people who you know may not be believers and even if they are may feel you have no right to answer a totally nonessential  question under those circumstances.  

Can you imagine if a Gay specialist very well known and accomplished  went over to do an emergency procedure and they said you can't come in until you sign our Form.  That's Ludicrous especially in a national/Global Emergency.   Who cares if the dude or gal is gay or believes in gay marriage.  It would be totally  ridicules.  As long as no volunteers outside of the Samaritan's Purse organization are not coming in and it only deals with a policy for their people I agree then the protests are totally off base.   

Bert Perry's picture

I guess it comes down to the question of whether Samaritan's Purse is going to need outside volunteers, no?  In a case of dire need, I can't see them saying "well, we're going to let ten people die because we don't want a homosexual to come inside", but that said, my understanding was that they were pretty much fully staffed when they arrived.  

To that question, it's worth noting that their detractors are not phrasing the question that way at all--it's more "you're not in line with our moral view of the universe, so get out!", and we might suggest that it would be good for other faith-based medical providers to point out to these fine protesters that they've been getting care from such "bigots" all their lives.  

And in light of that, I'm falling back on what I said earlier.  It is as if they're willing to let their own friends die so that Samaritan's Purse doesn't get any credit for keeping them alive.  That's a "wow" moment.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Joeb's picture

As always Bert you come through with amazing results.  I tip my hat to you.