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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:34 AM
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Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead
Esther Garatie is a hero to our nation, serving in the Marine Corps in war-time. She also happens to be a lesbian.

But that shouldnt matter. Not when she checks into a Dallas-area VA hospital for treatment for severe depression including suicidal thoughts. She wanted help, and was brave enough to actually ask for it.

She had been battling PTSD-like symptoms before she even received her Honorable Discharge. Rather than help, an evangelical Christian nurse took it upon herself to preach about Esthers life of sin. Esther left the VA Hospital absolutely determined to kill herself because of this.

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She continually pointed at her office door, the one all I wanted to do was run out of, and she said, When you walk out this door, you need to pray and ask God for whatever his purpose is for your life, for him to show you, and bring you to his light. Ironically, this is something close to what I have prayed for every single day, since I left the military service, and had just prayed for that morning. I had been praying for whatever Gods will was for my life, for him to show me the way and use my life to best service Him and His message. This is the moment when she told me that maybe Gods plan for your life is to choose to return to the light, and then you could help your friends, who are still in darkness and going to Hell, back to the light. When I started practicing medicine there was actually a diagnosis for homosexuality, but theyve gotten rid of that now, since Obama.

Aside from being extremely offensive, the nurses statement doesnt even make sense. Unless she is both very old and very young at the same time. Homosexuality has not been treated by psychologists in several decades. The repeal of DADT is months old What a bizarre thing to lie about in order to take a pot-shot at the Commander In Chief.



More:
http://freethoughtblogs.com/rockbeyondbelief/2011/11/06... /

She needs to be FIRED. Sign the petition that Esthers friend started. Every signature sends an email to this Nurses bosses (and their bosses) calling for the Firing of Nurse Pandithurai.
http://www.change.org/petitions/dallas-va-medical-cente... /



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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:57 AM
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1. done
might want to X-post on GLBT
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 10:02 AM
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2. Already did that. And thanks! n/t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 11:20 AM
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3. Signed. n/t
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tiddlywinks Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:16 PM
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4. god's will
there is no "god's will" and i would have been shouting that from my hospital bed.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 08:32 PM
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5. Done
It makes me sick how many people still consider it acceptable to push their religious bigotry onto people in the course of their jobs. :puke:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:23 AM
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6. The consensus on my knitting board
is she should avoid knitters if she doesn't want to look like a porcupine with all the needles stabbed into her.

Discipline won't do it because those people are just like tweakers, they'll do it again as soon as you turn your back on them.

She needs to have her license lifted for this one. She might have killed Garatie.

Nobody needs to face this kind of bullshit from any health care professional.
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