Legalizing Bigotry

This is alarming (emphasis mine):

“WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released a final rule allowing doctors, nurses and other health workers to opt out of procedures such as abortions and sterilizations which violate their personal or religious beliefs.

“The rule, proposed more than a year ago, reinforces a set of 25 laws passed by Congress that protect “conscience rights” in health care, HHS said. Those laws allow health providers and entities to opt out of providing, participating in, paying for or referring for health care services that they have personal or religious objections to, HHS said.”

If the ambulance driver decides he objects to your existence because s/he’s a good Xristian and you’re not, well, you’re outta luck. Unmarried living in sin, gay, or even the wrong religion (to them, and seriously, wait for the Baptists to refuse service to Catholics, and it is coming!), you’re outta luck. HIV? You’re outta luck. Toxemia or preeclampsia, and you need an abortion? You’re outta luck.

Anything but straight, white, Christian, cisgendered, and male and you are outta luck.

There is nothing good that will come from this (none of those religious exemption things are in good faith, not one), so you know it has Mike Pence’s fingerprints on it and the 2020 Goat Rodeo as motivation.

Viruses don’t discriminate based on some theocrats deeply-held bigotries. This is bad news for everyone.

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8 Responses to Legalizing Bigotry

  1. No, seriously, (self-deletes incendiary eliminationalist language).
    So, they’re rewriting the Hippocratic Oath ( “I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure. I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, … “). … -sickening, literally.

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    • tengrain says:

      Thanks Claude for self-policing, I think everyone agrees/understands with what you wanted to say.

      The theocrats are the worst people imaginable. Biblical Sharia is what they want, as long as they are the punishers and not the punished.



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  2. roket says:

    Xtian style Sharia Law is upon us.

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  3. YellowDog says:

    A friend at a government agency met with representatives from a religious nonprofit that offers services to members of their religion. They wanted a contract and said they were willing to expand services to all of the agency’s clients. However, one of the representatives refused to shake hands with my friend’s female colleagues, for religious reasons. My friend ended the meeting quickly, knowing this would end badly, and has refused to take any more meetings with this group. Welcome to the future.


  4. FELINE MAMA says:

    First, THEY took away my Freedom of Speech. Then THEY took away the Freedom of the Press. Then, they took away My Choice of Religion. OOPS! Too LATE. A warning to all of you who care for things such as these. Actually, it was too late after the Press was obliterated.

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  5. donnah says:

    It’s bad enough that intolerance exists, but now it is celebrated, encouraged, and enforced by law. Our government, which should not be exclusive, is now intolerant of immigration. And religious leaders, who should celebrate all of God’s children, instead seek to punish all who do not follow their rules, as un-Christian as ever before. Instead of sharing, caring, giving and embracing, these people are savagely punishing those who need the most help, or those who just want to live their lives as they see fit.

    The religious zealots are willing to suffer for their beliefs. Fine by me. But don’t make the rest of us suffer for your idiocy.

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  6. A.J. says:

    Jesus was a radical liberal.

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