"Christian" doctor turns patient away because of her parents' tattoos; Jesus shakes his head and sighs.

From KGET-TV NBC 17, Bakersfield, CA: Christian pediatrician denies child service because parents are tattooed
A family is turned away by a local pediatrician, they say because of the way they look.

The doctor said he is just following his beliefs, creating a Christian atmosphere for his patients.

And what is more Christian than letting a child suffer because of her parents, right?

Tasha Childress said it’s discrimination.

She said Dr. Gary Merrill wouldn’t treat her daughter for an ear infection because Tasha, the mother, has tattoos.

The writing is on the wall—literally: “This is a private office. Appearance and behavior standards apply.”

For Dr. Gary Merrill of Christian Medical Services, that means no tattoos, body piercings, and a host of other requirements—all standards Merrill has set based upon his Christian faith.

Ah, the use of faith to punish those who are different. So utterly Christ-like.

I wonder if this assflap swore to the Declaration of Geneva like real doctors do nowadays:

  • I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;

  • I WILL GIVE to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;

  • I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity;

  • THE HEALTH OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

  • I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

  • I WILL MAINTAIN by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;

  • MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers;

  • I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

  • I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

  • I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour.

Further to this, I wonder if this guy's faith precludes him from actually treating any illness - after all, that's GAWD'S job, isn't it? I wonder if he tells his patients to go home and pray? I wonder if he tries to exorcise demons to cure diseases?

I wonder if you can have your medical license pulled for being a discriminatory jackass?