Having an opinion these days can land you in the unemployment line, especially if that opinion goes against the social agenda of the day. To hold an opinion or a set of values that goes against what the media or the government tell you that you should believe could cost you everything. Gone are the days of citizens being protected by the constitution. One prominent doctor in Boston learned this lesson the hard way.
According to Fox News, Doctor and Harvard Medical School professor Paul Church was thrown out of his job at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center because he disagreed with the LGBT lifestyle and he disagreed with the hospital’s promotion of the lifestyle.
Church had been outspoken against the hospital promoting the LGBT agenda through Gay Pride Week events and LGBT Award ceremonies. His stance in opposition to his employer’s agenda cost him his job that he had held for 28 years. “They chose a social agenda that they wanted to promote,” Church said.
Church’s problem with the hospital’s promotion of the LGBT lifestyle is based on health issues in which he says the evidence is irrefutable. “Behaviors common within the homosexual community are unhealthy and high risk for a host of serious medical consequences, including STDs, HIV and AIDS, anal cancer, hepatitis, parasitic intestinal infections, and psychiatric disorders,” Church wrote in a 2009 email to the hospital. “Life expectancy is significantly decreased as a result of HIV/AIDS, complications from the other health problems, and suicide.”
The hospital never refuted Church’s health claims. Instead they took offense to his faith as he sometimes quoted bible verses in his email responses to the hospital staff. The hospital staff released a statement after Church’s firing. They described Church’s behavior as being “inconsistent with BIDMC’s established standards of professional conduct.”
Church believes that as a practicing doctor, he should treat all patients no matter who they are or what they believe, but he doesn’t agree that a medical center should be promoting agendas that risk a person’s health.
Do you agree with Church?