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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:23 PM
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Radio host warns parents over gay hospital workers
Source: CBS News

Do gay doctors pose a threat to hospitalized kids? Linda Harvey apparently thinks so. On a recent broadcast, the conservative Christian radio host urged parents to "think long and hard" about whether kids should be cared for by hospital workers who "proclaim a homosexual lifestyle."

To make her point, Harvey offered isteners a scenario: "Let's say your 11-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?"

Just who is Linda Harvey? She's a Columbus, Ohio-based former executive of Ohio State University Hospitals and the founder of a "Christian pro-family organization" called Mission:America, according to the organization's website.

On the Oct. 18 broadcast, Harvey acknowledged that gay health-care workers can be competent and might be the best bet in a medical emergency. But she urged parents to pick a pediatrician very carefully. In addition, she said parents should consider writing a letter to the pediatrician saying that if a child must be hospitalized, then he/she will not be treated by gay workers.



Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20125950-1039170...



What a hateful nutjob!
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:31 PM
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1. What a douchebag
Dragging out the repug lie that gay = pedophile. Fuck you Linda, you are a lying piece of shit.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 05:56 PM
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39. +1
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:33 PM
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2. A TRUE health-care professional does not parade his or her lifestyle before any patient.
Ever.

I have no problem with rainbow identifiers either.

She is barking nuts.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:33 AM
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5. Lifestyle?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:57 AM
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7. Perhaps I could say:
Does not indicate her/his sexual preference before any patient.

Better now?

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:06 AM
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11. Um...no.
Enlighten me as to when the specifics of that matters?
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:12 AM
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14. orientation
the other side wants people to think people choose what they are, so any words that sound like choosing...well, you get the idea.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:17 AM
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15. Exactly. Thank you...nt
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:24 AM
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16. Really?
Please reread what you are responding too, context and all. Every single thing you agree to. Please.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 06:01 PM
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42. I hate that word....
When it is used to label GLBT people! :grr:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:47 AM
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6. More importantly, what the flying fuck is a a "gay lifestyle"? n/t

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:57 AM
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8. I could have chosen my words more carefully.
See my response to flvegan.

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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:08 AM
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12. yeah, the problem is that being gay isn't a "lifestyle" any more than being straight is. n/t
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:38 AM
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24. Give her a break
I have no irons in this fire, but I think the poster is guilty of using only the "wrong" terminology. Don't call her a bigot for it. Educate her, perhaps, but don't assume that anyone who uses different words than you do is on the other side.



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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:51 AM
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26. This is an old horse that has been beaten to death here before...
The myriad of reasons for not using inaccurate terms like "lifestyle" or "preference" when referring to matters of sexual orientation has been covered ad nauseum here at DU, so longtime members can't claim ignorance.

If someone hasn't 'gotten it' by now, it's because they don't want to.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:40 AM
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17. This will be your biggest mistake.
I'm sorry. Bigotry gets no pass from me.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:16 AM
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18. the radio host made a straw man argument
the idea that what the radio host described has ever happened is laughable.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:31 AM
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20. So, you think being gay is first a lifestyle, then defend that by saying
it is sexual preference?



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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:27 PM
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34. "Preference"? "Lifestyle"? "Choice"?
Sure..as if I'd never seen a nurse wear a huge cross? Or a "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" button? That's a choice: sexual orientation isn't! And I once saw a nurse getting cursed out by a patient for being "a flaming f**". He was straight. The patient's being a homophobic jerk was also a choice. We cordially invited her to get her care from some other clinic, where she wouldn't be "offended".

Unfortunately, that's not an option when the patient has nowhere else to go. We take an oath to help people - even when they're bigoted dirt bags.

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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 03:56 PM
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35. You mean that no "true" health-care professional acknowledges their marriage? Their children?
What do you mean by "parade" and what do you mean by "lifestyle?"

My doctor's pregnancies made it clear that she is a mother. After years of being her patient, I regularly ask her about her kids, and she responds. It's clear from context that there is a husband in the picture. Is my doctor "parading" her "lifestyle?"

I'm very puzzled by this post. On the one hand, you seem to be supportive of a nurse wearing "rainbow identifiers," whatever those are. But your use of coded words like "lifestyle," "parade," and downthread, "sexual preference" - not good.

By the way, Linda Harvey is a virulent homophobe. A truly hate-filled and hate-spewing individual. I hope that nobody in this thread is defending her.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 06:00 PM
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40. This ^
Every word of it.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:51 PM
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3. people like linda harvey think a bit too long and hard about taking it long and hard..
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 11:51 PM by frylock
these people probably spend long, sleepless nights thinking about that evil homosexual activity, which sez more about them than i think they would care to disclose.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:06 AM
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4. How would you like to put your GAY life in the hands of someone Hater like this?
...freak'n loon job.

No wonder she is a FORMER employee.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:02 AM
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9. Linda, you're advocating for a sealed off part of the country for all the freaks like you.
I hope you get your wish, Linda. I hope you and your followers all end up behind a wall somewhere where you can't influence free thinking. I hope you meet the fate you so justly deserve.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:06 AM
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10. Ms. Harvey is asking her listeners to ghettoise their healthcare.
Very interesting coming from someone who worked in the health care system.

All our local hospitals have a non discrimination policy, and as such the only way I would know that any patient could elect not to be treated by a homosexual patient is for that fact to come out during the course of treatment - from initial consultation to conclusion.

She is correct about choosing a paediatrician though - if it was up to my personal preference I'd pick a family doctor over a specialist paediatrician. That however has nothing to do with gender and sexual identity.

Mark.
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seacaves Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:47 AM
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13. Sometimes I wonder if it the year 2011 and now is one of thoses times.
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allan01 Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:50 AM
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19. Re: Radio host warns parents over gay hospital workers
The paitents dont care whether u are gay or not . Help get the patient well is the # 1 goal. Note all my police friends say the pediofiles are straight.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:34 AM
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21. What about health-care workers that are of colour?
Wouldn't want the child coming home all brown and everything.

This is just a pathetic attempt to create chaos over an imagined issue. How many health-care workers has anyone run into that are wearing rainbows or working in drag?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:52 AM
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22. My guess is she lost her job @ OSU and this is ....
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 04:56 AM by Botany
...... now her scam. But she does look like a nice person.

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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 04:17 PM
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36. My eyes! nt
TYY
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:23 AM
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23. These conservative
crazy people are weird. They seem to spend their entire lives thinking about who's doing what to whom sexually. Don't they realize that obsessing over other peoples' sex lives puts their own "repressed needs" out there for everyone to see? Guess not.
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:45 AM
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25. Linda Harvey is always saying something disgustingly hyperbolic about us queers...
She and Bryan Fischer (AFA's spokes-asshat) have build their whole media careers on it.
That's a big reason why the AFA has been deemed a 'hate group' by the SPLC, and why 'Mission: America' is headed for the list as well.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:35 AM
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27. An assistant to my orthopedist not only lasciviously stroked my leg while
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 06:36 AM by no_hypocrisy
wrapping my ankle (heterosexual), but he also was fired for more or less the same "healing arts" with several other women patients. The "gay issue" is irrelevant by Harvey. The issue is an adult alone with a child.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:11 AM
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28. I'm not a bull dyke,but I don't hide my genetics.
I have many patients who are glbt and have NO ONE come see them,talk to them,treat them like they have a disease.They need the reinforcement that comes with acceptance.I also talk about my kids and pets with my patients.Should I stop that? They need to know that they are human first.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:38 AM
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29. Pink triangle or crucifix?
That's a tough one... not.


Some of the religious people in this country fight for the "right" to NOT perform the best medical treatment for a patient because it would clash with their religion.

None of the gay people in this country are fighting for the "right" to NOT perform the best medical treatment for a patient.

Gimme the gay person.
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:00 AM
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30. +1
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:27 AM
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31. Thank God this woman is no longer at one of our local hospitals
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:27 AM by mtnester
seriously




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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:29 AM
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32. Though I don't like to wish ill on people, I can't help secretly hoping that Linda Harvey wakes up
flat on her back in a hospital bed with a lesbian doctor and a gay nurse.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:49 AM
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33. Coming next: discrimination against women with short haircuts.
People's personal preferences, "gay" or not, are under scrutiny. Next, they will want their followers to question peoples' jewelry preferences (why are you wearing the Eye of Horus instead of a cross?" among other things, including color of accessories with uniforms, you name it. It's disgusting.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 04:20 PM
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37. I want to know if my doctors and nurses believe in science, or think the Earth is 6,000 years old
and flat.

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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 04:57 PM
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38. I'm pretty sure that most hospital worker don't advertise thier sexual orientation
on their work clothes. I'm also pretty sure that employers aren't allowed to ask intrusive questions about employees personal lives.

I guess if you don't want a gay person taking care of your kid in a hospital, you'd better just let your kid die at home if it comes to that.
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 06:01 PM
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41. THE Ohio State University
Hell, if one of my nieces/nephews was hurt, I couldn't care less who treated them.

Fucking bigots
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