We live in a world that neither believes the truth nor wants to hear the truth. There was a time when people could give facts and not fear reprisal, but that day has passed. We live in an age where all we do is good and right. Nothing you wish to do is wrong, as long as you do not hurt someone else. Well, unless you want to smoke crack, Marijuana, or tobacco. These things, doctors and scientists have determined, are harmful to your health.
This is the reason that the government has outlawed them or taxed them out of existence. They want to make it cost too much for you to do these things, or they want to put you in jail for doing them. Now, we must not think that I am encouraging any of these things. I think they all have adverse effects on your health and decision-making. But we have to ask what the difference is between these things and sodomy.
Christian News reports:
Dr. Paul Church serves as a urology professor at Harvard University and has also had admitting privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he has seen patients for nearly the past 30 years. He has additionally participated in medical missions outreaches in Mexico and Africa.
For over the past decade, Church has expressed concern to his colleagues about the hospital’s promotion of homosexual events. He has commented both via email and on the hospital’s internal portal that it is improper to promote lifestyles that are contrary to the goals of the healthcare community, and has been met with allegations that his comments constitute “discrimination and harassment” and are “offensive to BIDMC staff.”
So, to say that Marijuana or tobacco is unhealthy is okay, but to say sodomy is unhealthy is not. You can do things that are contrary to the design and function of your body, and no one can say anything—but smokers are vilified?
Dr. Church was not one to mince words. He wanted to make sure that his message got across.
Christian News continued:
“The evidence is irrefutable that behaviors common within the homosexual community are unhealthy and high risk for a host of serious medical consequences, including STD’s, HIV and AIDS, anal cancer, hepatitis, parasitic intestinal infections, and psychiatric disorders,” Church wrote on the portal on one occasion.
“Celebrating sexual perversions is highly inappropriate, especially in the context of a medical center that should be aware of the negative health consequences of high risk behaviors,” Church wrote in 2013. “It also ignores and dishonors the religious convictions and moral objections that many members of the hospital community share who are opposed to these behaviors.”
These statements got the doctor in hot water
Christian News reports:
In September 2014, a formal investigation was launched against Church, and findings were turned over to a 25-member Medical Executive Committee for consideration. In March, the committee decided to expel Church for his “unsolicited views about homosexuality that were offensive to BIDMC Staff” and for violating the hospital’s discrimination policy.
Church appealed the expulsion, but it was upheld in September by the panel. He now reports that a final ruling from the hospital’s board of directors has likewise upheld the decision.
Though it is sad that Dr. Church lost his place of practice, it is nice to see that there are still people willing and able to speak the truth. God bless Him for his bravery.