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Dear Dr
Black eye
mudcub

Hello Kaiser Permanente,

 

I've got an appointment next week with my new doctor. Thank you for that. I'm sure he will be great. But I noticed that he graduated from Temple University, and listed "teaching in our church" as a hobby.

 

So, I need to ask: does my doctor mind treating gay people?

 

I shouldn't have to ask this question. In a perfect world, my doctor would be ethical and give me medical attention without regard to my sexual orientation. But thanks to new rules implemented by the Bush administration, medical professionals can refuse to give treatment based on their personal religious beliefs. So, I ask again... by any chance does my new doctor hate gay people like me?

 

Also, I expect he has a number of nurses and EMTs that will assist him. Please provide me with a list of all possible staff at that facility who might treat me, as well as their chosen religions and beliefs. In Bush's new world, even pharmacists can refuse to fill prescriptions for contraception, morning-after pills, and AIDS medications. I wouldn't want to find out about that when it's too late.

 

Since your company agrees with allowing your employees to refuse care based on their own whims and superstitions, lease send me a complete list of all Kaiser Permanente employees, their addresses, and if they are small-minded christian bigots. Thank you very much in advance.

 

Sincerely. No, seriously... very, very sincerely,

 

Patrick Kellogg

"mudcub"

 


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There's law, and then there's business practice. I suspect that the head office of CVS would be very unhappy to hear that one of their employees did something that would cast the company in a bad light. At an absolute minimum I'm pretty sure that they have a policy that requires at least one pharmacist in any CVS store to fill any prescription on demand.

In any case, refusing to treat someone in need is as un-Christian as you can get, don't you think?

it absolutely is. A lot of people suffer in the name of religion.

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