Linda Harvey, head of Mission: America, warns parents to not let gay or lesbian doctors, nurses, or other medical practitioners attend to your children — and goes so far as to suggest drafting a letter to be filed with their pediatrician’s office so that if your child is hospitalized, no homosexual (or, presumably, bisexual or transgender) medical professional would be allowed to tend to your child’s needs.
Harvey claims that a doctor or nurse who might be wearing a rainbow pin, for example, could indoctrinate children about the “homosexual lifestyle,” without informing them about all the evils associated (in her mind) with it.
Claiming an LGBT physician’s sexual orientation is “erroneously influential to children,” Harvey, whose group should be classified as an SPLC-certified hate group, adds,
“There are a few homosexual doctors treating kids, there are far more nurses, LPNs, technicians and other health care workers in these lifestyles. Should your child ever be hospitalized, you do not want your child treated or cared for by one of these members of the Children’s Hospital gay employees group.”
Audio and transcript thanks to Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch:
How do you feel about open homosexuals tending to your child in a health care setting? Do you think these folks provide good role modeling at a time when your child is very vulnerable? I was thinking about this recently when I heard that Children’s Hospital in Columbus has a homosexual employees group called NCHARGE, which stands for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Advocates Representing Gay Employees. The meeting minutes of this groups reveal that they participated in last June’s gay pride parade, that they participated in a health expo on adolescent health this summer and that they’re concerned about same-sex partner benefits. They’re also planning to be identified with rainbow lapel pins.
But let’s say your eleven year-old has broken her leg rather badly and needs to be in the hospital a few days, which would you prefer: a nurse who’s proud of her lesbianism, who has rainbow identifiers on her work clothing, or a nurse who does not?
I would like to suggest that parents think long and hard about this. If you want your children to admire people who proclaim a homosexual lifestyle, they’re involvement with your child during a hospital stay is sure to be an influence. And let me be clear that folks involved in these behaviors can be certainly competent workers but they are tacking on to their workplace identity one that is highly offensive to many people and can be erroneously influential to children who won’t, or shouldn’t, see the whole picture of how this behavior really manifests itself.
Here’s what parents can do: select your pediatrician very carefully, first of all. There are a few homosexual doctors treating kids, there are far more nurses, LPNs, technicians and other health care workers in these lifestyles so you may want to consider writing a letter that you file with your pediatrician that should your child ever be hospitalized, you do not want your child to be treated or cared for by one of these members of the Children’s Hospital gay employees group except in the case of an emergency situation. But for routine in-hospital care where contact with your child would be required, your values should be respected.
The day will come, I all but guarantee, that Linda Harvey or her fear and hate mongering bigots will find themselves in a life or death situation, and will be forced to be saved by someone who is an “open homosexual.” And I guarantee they will provide the best care possible, which is far more than Linda Harvey and her ilk deserve.
Previously, Harvey has said of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, “there are no such humans,” and declared there’s no proof they exist.
Also earlier this year, Harvey announced that ending the concept of gay identity would “make a serious dent” in ending HIV, and demanded that gays and lesbians be banned from teaching in schools and and classified the It Gets Better Project as “evil.”
“Kids should not be put in the confusing position of having a teacher they like and respect in many ways who’s also known to be practicing homosexual behavior,” Harvey said, and added, “Out and proud homosexuals should not have jobs that involve children.”
I think “out and proud bigots” are the real danger to kids.
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