Friday, March 02, 2007

Hypocritic Oaf - Christian Taliban

Doctors take an oath to do no harm in the practice of medicine, but Dr. Gary Merrill's religious beliefs inspired him to refuse treatment of a baby girl whose parents offended the doctor's Christian morals by *gasp* adorning their bodies with tattoos and body piercings.

Dr. Merrill also refuses to treat anyone chewing gum.

Tasha Childress whose body is adorned with tattoos and piercings, took her young daughter to be treated for an ear infection, because of a referral by her health insurance company. The child remained untreated until the next day when the parents found a doctor who'd taken the Hippocratic (rather than the hypocritic) oath.

According to the Bible, Jesus said:

Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Dr. Merrill apparently took the cliff notes version of the Bible, "Suffer the little children".