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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Was sent to a middle eastern doctor recently that asked me a number of religious based questions. I ended telling him to go pound sand. See it works both ways.
    You don't want to treat certain people in a non emergency setting, you should have that option as a human.
    And if you are not happy with a certain doctor, you can go find another one.
    But, I forgot. We are the United States of the Offended and must go on a crusade to crush all people with a different world view.
    Not everyone has options. First some places are too small to have more than one or possibly two doctors, particularly for "non emergencies". Second, insurance companies and what is covered or not does have a huge impact as to which doctors a person can choose. This means that it is not as simple as "choose a different doctor" for many people.

    In this sort of case, the course of action the couple is taking is great. Choosing a different doctor and spreading their story about this doctor's discrimination. Doctors should not be immune to bad publicity when they do something like this.

    And I don't know the circumstances that "sent" you to that particular doctor, but such questions are inappropriate for any doctor to ask, even if not illegal. I would say that passing on such information about that doctor to others, like that he/she asks inappropriate religion based questions during examination time is something that should be done. It warns others about the person they may be considering to have as their doctor.
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Clearly you are the one that favors the rights of one group over another. I applaud these women for going to another clinic where they feel comfortable, again, comparing this to Rosa Parks is dishonest. Mrs. Parks had no such choice, but you still have your crusade to carry you foward, just don't expect universal agreement.
    They can refuse to leave the 1st clinic and the cops will be called. That's as much a choice as Parks had. She could've gone to another city where she doesn't have to sit on the back of the bus. She should've stopped whining and known her place and just gone elsewhere (the real hope of jim crow) right?

    I'm sure you don't see parallels to that alabama judge moore and george wallace either

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    My suspicion is that the child would probably get better care from a different pediatrician. Perhaps everyone is fortunate it happened. Imagine subjecting yourself to a doctor that doesn't want to treat you.
    But the real point of this is to condemn the asshole doctor, and it's appalling not everyone can even agree to that

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    They can refuse to leave the 1st clinic and the cops will be called. That's as much a choice as Parks had. She could've gone to another city where she doesn't have to sit on the back of the bus. She should've stopped whining and known her place and just gone elsewhere (the real hope of jim crow) right?

    I'm sure you don't see parallels to that alabama judge moore and george wallace either
    I'll leave you to your crusade, this is getting too bizarre for me.

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    If you have to give each patient 30 questions before treating them to make sure no part of them offends your religion, then why did you become a doctor again? If you are so religious that it's going to interfere with your work, then maybe you should not get into a field where you have to deal with other people.

    But I forgot. We are the United States of the offended and must go on a crusade to deny other people with a different world view medical care. See it works both ways again.

    You think it's okay for the doctor to be offended but not the patients.
    I think a being a doctor is a profession and a business. And you should reserve the right to do business with whom you choose.

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    But the real point of this is to condemn the asshole doctor, and it's appalling not everyone can even agree to that
    Maybe not everyone is caring about lesbians and their indignant suffering.

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think a being a doctor is a profession and a business. And you should reserve the right to do business with whom you choose.
    And face criticism for doing something this despicable.

    Plus, they should still have to abide by public accommodation laws, particularly given that people are limited in their choice of doctor based on their insurance company and needs. We have a difference of opinions on public accommodation laws however.
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think a being a doctor is a profession and a business. And you should reserve the right to do business with whom you choose.
    Fair enough, if you alienate many patients or customers there won't be many left to keep you in business.

    I just don't really understand what an innocent baby that has nothing to do or no say in their parents situation has to suffer, not in this case but more a general statement.
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Maybe not everyone is caring about lesbians and their indignant suffering.
    maybe not everyone will cater to the objections of bigoted "doctors" and laws will be created to ban this kind of discrimination

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    maybe not everyone will cater to the objections of bigoted "doctors" and laws will be created to ban this kind of discrimination
    Yes, lets ban everything and every way of thinking that doesn't line up with the oh so tolerant liberals.

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