Sunday, June 3, 2012

Once more into the breach dear friends

If you thought that religious based homophobia among what are supposed to be the most learned among us was dead, then you'd be dead wrong.  It's been reported that a doctor in New Jersey has denied a gay man HIV meds because his illness was 'God's punishment' for his lifestyle.  If it's true then this doctor needs to have his or her license to practice medicine revoked and to be barred from ever seeing a patient again.

Same goes for doctors who refuse to give abortions to women who have been raped and pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control pills or the morning after pills to women or men.  Your morals don't get to factor in anyone's health.  If you're a doctor or a pharmacist, your conscience doesn't mean shit, what matters is the health of the patient.

Science doesn't give a shit what faith you practice.  Do your fucking job, and do no harm to your patient.  Science and medicine should never be mixed with religion.


Jim said...

I am in total agreement with you my friend.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Religious bigotry and science/medical treatment are like oil and water--they don't mix!

gmb said...

Me too. Take away his license and sue his shiny ass. Let's see how high and mighty he is greeting people at Walmart.