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Major Boston hospital holds "LGBT Achievement Award Ceremony" -- invites doctors & staff

But telling the truth can be a firing offense!

POSTED: June 7, 2013

The huge numbers of diseases, medical problems, addictions, and psychological issues associated with homosexual behavior are well documented. So it's really bothered us that major Boston hospitals march in the "Gay Pride" parade and enthusiastically promote "Pride Week" activities.

But even most pro-family people don't realize how entrenched it is in these hospitals. From what we've seen, at some big hospitals it comes right from the top, and is meant to be taken seriously.

One of the wings of the sprawling Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a big supporter of the homosexual movement.

For example, here is an internal email sent to the doctors and staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC (a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston) last week.

To: BIDMC Community

From: Kevin Tabb, MD President and CEO

Subject: Pride Week: LGBT Awards June 7/Pride Parade June 8

One of our most deeply held core values and cherished traditions is BIDMC's commitment to inclusion and respect. From June 1 to 9, BIDMC will celebrate the 20th annual Pride Week, recognizing service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities as an employer and care provider. The theme of this year's event is "A Community United," highlighting the strength and unity of the LGBT community in overcoming adversity.

Highlights of this year's celebration (and ways you can participate) include:

Attend the June 7 LGBT Achievement Award Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Shapiro Board Room, Shapiro 10, east campus. Lunch is provided and the keynote speaker will be Rebecca Haag, President and CEO, AIDS Action Committee.

Join BIDMC marchers walking in Boston's Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8. Register now with Stacey Adamson, PT, Rehabilitation Services, [email protected], or Jim Arrington, Manager, IS Support Services, [email protected] and get your free t-shirt.

From June 3 through June 8, be sure to stop by the display cases outside the east and west campus cafeterias to view our wonderful Pride Week poster celebration.

For more information visit the events calendar on the BIDMC Portal.

It is unbelievable but true.

Telling the truth can be a firing offense

BIDMC is not simply passive on this issue, but can be quite aggressive. As we described in our booklet "What same-sex 'marriage' has done to Massachusetts", a few years ago a physician on the BIDMC staff wrote an email to a top BIDMC officer and also others involved with their "gay pride" promotion. In the email he complained that the hospital should not be endorsing a behavior that causes disease and death. Their reaction? The physician was summarily called before a hospital tribunal and told that unless he apologized for his remarks he would be fired, and that he may not write similar things in the future. (We've seen the documentation on that!)

And from what we're finding, that attitude becoming more common among the major hospitals across the country. It's not just a war against religious belief, it's a war against facts and common sense.


The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center contingent in last year's Gay Pride
parade in Boston. [MassResistance photo]