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Dr. Church loses final appeal at hospital. Board of Directors upholds physician’s expulsion for telling the truth about high-risk LGBT behavior to colleagues.
The medical profession in America is seriously compromised.
Dr. Church releases statement to the public about the ordeal. (see below)
POSTED: December 17 2015
The cave-in at the major Boston Harvard-affiliated hospital is complete. The Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has formally notified Dr. Paul Church that they are upholding his expulsion from the hospital and that his medical privileges there are terminated.
His crime? As MassResistance has reported, Dr. Church, a urologist who is also on the Harvard Medical School faculty, voiced concerns to his colleagues about the hospital's aggressive promotion of LGBT activities. He pointed out the long list of serious medical risks -- and also moral issues -- associated with those behaviors.
The hospital never disputed the truth of Dr. Church's statements. Nor did they claim that he ever discussed this with patients or treated them differently. Instead, the hospital took extraordinary steps first to silence him and then to expel him on a ludicrous charge of making "offensive" remarks. Over months of hearings and appeals, the hospital wouldn't relent.
But Dr. Church would not compromise the truth. Today he issued this statement:
Dr. Paul Church Statement
On December 8, 2015, my final appeal battle at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) ended with a judgment by the Board of Directors to uphold previous decisions and revoke my appointment as a member of the medical staff after 28 years. This concludes a dispute with the administration spanning more than 10 years involving the aggressive institutional endorsements and annual promotions surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activities within and outside the medical center, including the vulgar Boston Pride parade, to the exclusion of medical facts and traditional values.
Dr. Paul Church is a true American hero. He is as fearless and principled as anyone we've ever met.
Unfortunately, the ramifications from the BIDMC dismissal may extend and spread to Dr. Church's other hospital appointments in Boston, limiting his ability to continue his work and career as a urologist. This mentality is pervasive in hospital staff credentialing, making it hard to get a fair shake for maintaining staff privileges or joining new medical facilities.
The numbers of large hospitals that are becoming involved with and supportive of the LGBT movement is truly frightening. The medical profession and public health have become seriously compromised. The hospital expended enormous time and money -- hearings, special committees, trials, etc. -- in their crusade to punish one man who didn't do anything that affected patients, but merely told the truth to colleagues. But Dr. Church has said that none of this will intimidate him from speaking out publicly on this very critical issue.
For us: A fight worth fighting
It's very interesting that the Board of Directors took over two months to announce their decision. The appeals leading up to it gave them a pretty clear set of facts to work with. Could it be that the protests and leafletting outside of hospital made them a little jittery? Or the nearly ten thousand signed petitions from over 70 countries that were hand-delivered to the Chairman and the President? Or the calling and emailing to the hospital's corporate offices from across America? We think it did. But the fight needs to be stepped up even more!
What should people do now?
What has happened to Dr. Church should be a warning to us all. Public health, your health, is being hijacked by political correctness. And as Dr. Church told his colleagues at BIDMC, "Truly caring for the well-being of individuals requires telling them the truth about their choices. The hospital does this on less controversial issues such as smoking and diet."
First of all, there should be a thousand more like Dr. Church. How many pro-familly conservatives cower and hide when these issues come up at work, or even in social settings? Far too many. Until people stop being afraid, this will continue.
Second, have you noticed that through months of this outrageous situation at a major hospital none of the mainstream media has covered this? Both major Boston newspapers initially had a reporter looking into this, only to have it "killed" by someone higher up. Not even Boston's "conservative" talk radio station, WRKO-AM, would touch it. (We called Jeff Kuhner's show and they kept dodging it.) Thankfully, the national conservative media has covered this.) Call your local radio talk show. Talk this up. Don't let this be ignored.
See the full MassResistance report on Dr. Church here. We will continue to inform you on this outrageous situation.