Friday, April 3, 2020

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Disparages Samaritan's Purse

                New York City has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with scores of people dying every day. The Gotham City’s healthcare system has been stretched nearly to the breaking point. Fortunately, blessedly, Samaritan’s Purse, the global Christian charity, recently set up a large emergency field hospital in Central Park to help America’s largest city deal with the crisis.
                How did the Big Apple’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, react to this act of succor and benevolence? Did he fall to his knees and give thanks for the manna from heaven? Not precisely. In fact, he told the New York Post he found the idea of the field hospital “very troubling.” Apparently, Hizzoner is suspicious of the charity because its president and CEO, Franklin Graham, shares the Bible’s teachings on sexuality, leading him to believe that Samaritan’s Purse might somehow “discriminate” against members of the LGBT community. De Blasio told the Post: "I said immediately to my team that we had to find out exactly what was happening. Was there going to be an approach that was truly consistent with the values and the laws in New York City, that everyone would be served and served equally?" Good call.  I’m sure the charity’s first question to those in dire need of medical assistance would be, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender communities?” Unbelievable.
                Though de Blasio received assurances from the organization that there would be no discrimination of any kind, he still felt compelled to state that he had partnered with the local health system to monitor the shady Christian’s field hospital. De Blasio boasted: "I spoke earlier today with the CEO of the Mount Sinai [health] system, Dr. Ken Davis, who was adamant that they will only continue their relationship with the organization if those rules are followed, that they have a written agreement, that there’s going to be no discrimination whatsoever. We’re going to send people over from the Mayor’s Office to monitor [the hospital]. So I’m very concerned to make sure this is done right.” Or else its curtains, I say! Curtains for you dastardly devils!
                 Hizzoner (and I use the term loosely) then softened his tone a bit and added, “But if it is done right, of course, we need all the help we can get."
                What kind of an epic jackass do you have to be to make these remarks to those who are providing you vitally needed, priceless assistance in times of an almost existential humanitarian crisis? This is asshattery of an almost Biblical scale, even if it comes from a Democrat who disdains the Bible.
                Democrats now openly try to score political points from every single catastrophe, every disaster, every tragedy. They don’t give a rat’s ass about any human being per se, only the ones they think might vote for them. It is incredible—or should be—that, in the midst of a pandemic, de Blasio essentially says, “Well, as long as this group doesn’t abide by any Biblical tenets, I will allow them to help us out and save people’s lives.”
                This is akin to allied leaders saying of Red Cross volunteers on World War II battlefields, “Our primary concern is that they don’t discriminate against pansexual transvestites, of course. That said, if they give us assurances in that regard, they are welcome to help.”
                Or Jews being liberated from Nazi concentration camps averring, “I don’t want to be freed if there are any anti-Semites in this unit!”
                Or British and French leaders during the Crimean War remarking, “As long as Florence Nightingale doesn’t discriminate in any way against atheists and agnostics, she’s free to keep aiding the wounded.”

   What the hell has happened to us?

   Wait, I think I see the problem: we aren’t abiding by many Biblical tenets.

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