Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus field hospital tents in Central Park is run by a discriminatory religious organization


Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse erect a makeshift hospital in the East Meadow of Central Park on Sunday

Gothamist

On Tuesday morning, a makeshift tent hospital in Central Park will begin treating overflow patients from Mount Sinai, as the spread of COVID-19 begins to overwhelm local hospitals. Announcing the 68-bed respiratory unit this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the relief organization, Samaritan's Purse, responsible for funding and erecting the facility.

The mayor did not mention that the group is led by Franklin Graham, a notorious anti-LGBTQ and Islamophobic preacher with a track record of using humanitarian missions to proselytize an evangelical agenda.

Graham, the son of prominent minister Billy Graham, has specifically sought to recruit Christian medical staff to the Central Park facility. According to the group's website, all volunteers, including health care workers, should read and adhere to a statement of faith, in which marriage is defined as "exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female" and the unrighteous are sentenced to "everlasting punishment in hell."
Asked whether the Mayor's Office considers this problematic, a City Hall spokesperson said the field hospital will operate as a Mount Sinai facility, and must adhere to the hospital's policy against discrimination. The spokesperson did not say whether the city was concerned that volunteers on the project are expected to agree with the group's anti-gay faith statement.

"Our record on human rights is clear; and we are confident that the joint effort by Mt. Sinai and Samaritan’s Purse will save New Yorkers' lives while adhering to the values we hold dear by providing care to anyone who needs it, regardless of background," said Jane Meyer, the City Hall spokesperson.


What human rights record is that, Jane? Telling people they have to right to go mingle in bars and go to events as a nascent virus was spreading across the five boroughs?

25 comments:

Deke DaSilva said...

If some brilliant scientist discovers a vaccine for COVID-19, Gothamist and all the usual suspect SJWs will comb through that person's Twitter feed looking for "problematic" Tweets from 2007 where they "misgendered" someone by using an incorrect pronoun.

Anonymous said...

Abortion is Murder !

Anonymous said...

If you are coughing up a lung I’m sure you’ll leave your wokeness at the door

Anonymous said...

At this time any sign of humanity is greeted with open arms. Now that you have reported this maybe people will decline medical help from this group (I doubt it but hey maybe someone will say don’t save my life because you don’t have the same political view as I do).

JQ LLC said...

What alarms me about this group is of their hiring practices. So they will hire a doctor based on his religious beliefs but not for his/her competence and skills if they are gay or atheist?

It has nothing to do with "wokeness" or even with Gothamist a blog I dislike. Graham and Purse deserve constant scrutiny. And it was a comment on this blog from the last post to this that got my attention to this first.

But this you all might find amusing, de Blasio didn't know about them either and now the city is going to monitor them. Just like with their past hiring practices which resulted in a few pedophiles getting hired by the city, they didn't vet this mission either.

I am glad they are here, because of this state's negligence regarding hospital bankruptcies we really have no options. Hopefully this contagion will wind down by June.

Anonymous said...

It has everything to do with pro-'wokeness'. They should have the freedom of association to hire whom they please. You're already bending the knee.

Anonymous said...

@JQ LLC "Graham and Purse deserve constant scrutiny." Can you tell us Why ?

Anonymous said...

JQ LLC said... In America individuals and groups can choose their own values ! Right ?

Anonymous said...

Woke people are a burden to the advancement of western civilization.

Anonymous said...

Someone sounds triggered by Christian values ! Just saying ...

Anonymous said...

Some more good News Crapie Jr !
Mother Cabrini foundation is giving $50 million to New York City helping the coronavirus fight.

Anonymous said...

Help me I'm sick with COVID Bat-19 !
Renounce you sins and come to Jesus !
OK is this treatment free ?

Anonymous said...

Crappy do you think Samaritan Purse will have a guard there to check? This mess was created by our "progressive" incompetent gym child mayor, who still did NOTHING....anyone DOING should be thanked not harrassed. Im 100% sure they follow the law. Lets let the good guys be good...nuff said...

Anonymous said...

Where are the Agnosticism tents ?

JQ LLC said...

@Anon re: Cabrini

I read that and am very pleased with that. BTW I posted a bunch of stories about the saint being dissed by the Mayor's wife and Alicia Glen in their statue contest. Expecting me to get triggered? And don't call me Jr.

@anon re: how and values

I said how in my initial tweet, there have been subsequent reports that they will stick to treating everyone, which is what I expected. But when you come with baggage like the Purse has expect to get searched, imagine if this mission was run by Muslims.

It's not really freedom of association when you are basing your hiring practices on a bullheaded bias. Jus' sayin'


Anonymous said...

Next thing will be Chic Filets opening,this must be stopped.

Anonymous said...

"And don't call me Jr."
Fair My Bad !

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rev Graham for helping save lives and ignoring the attacks from the perverts.

Anonymous said...

@JQ "bullheaded bias." Really JQ you go a bit too far with your political bias.
You must be losing readers faster than CNN/MSNBC !

JQ LLC said...

Last anon;

I hate those networks too, but I got thousands of clicks for the last few stories about the Blaz. I also get lots of them when people email me pictures of blighted streets and homes in their neighborhoods.

It's pretty day to day the amount I get of clicks I get. Maybe I get more if it was called Trump Crap.

But it's Queens Crap, its not a safe space.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous JQ LLC said..."But I got thousands of clicks" Really its about your "Clicks" ?

America needs positive messaging at this difficult time! Please try to bring hope when we are all caught up in despair.

Anonymous said...

The atheist who says "why worship a God that I cannot see," is now hiding in their home, from a virus they cannot see!

JQ LLC said...

@anon re: about clicks

No it's not about my "clicks" but I was just responding to another anon (or is that you too) that this blog is still relevant to people despite my recent comments about the president of the united states. Besides, You know I don't get paid for doing this right?

Apparently you didn't have a response to my safe space comment. There are plenty of those if you don't want to see the occasional criticism of our president.

Anonymous said...

Safe Spaces may work for the Zoomers JQ .

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