(ThePatriotSource.Com)- Christian relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse, has been told to Leave New York city by far-left city politician Corey Johnson. Johnson, who is the New York City Council Speaker, attacked the organization for operating an “overflow” hospital for patients suffering from coronavirus, but who do not need intensive care.
Despite the positive work being done by the organization, Johnson told the group to leave the city because of their “bigoted” views on traditional marriage.
Yes, you read that right. A Democratic NYC politician wants a Christian organization to leave the city, despite performing important coronavirus relief work, because he doesn’t agree with their views.
Samaritan’s Purse is operating a field hospital that was set up in Central Park in April. The organization is helping New York hospitals who are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. With its 60 beds, volunteers are helping treat people who are suffering but who do not need urgent intensive care.
The problems started when LGBT activists in the city started theorizing that the group would turn away gay or trans patients. A well-known NYC-based blog called “Gothamist” suggestion that there were “growing fears that some New Yorkers could face discrimination and substandard care from the religious organization.”
But the claim was made without any evidence to back it up. Despite being a lie, it was spread so far and wide across the city that Democratic NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to watch the Samaritan’s Purse and force it to sign an agreement saying they would not turn away any LGBT individuals.
Again, there was no evidence that any discrimination took place, but it didn’t stop Corey Johnson demanding that the “discriminatory” group be kicked out of New York City.
You can see for yourself, in an angry tweet published by Johnson on May 1.
My statement on Samaritan’s Purse:
It is time for Samaritan’s Purse to leave NYC. This group, led by the notoriously bigoted, hate-spewing Franklin Graham, came at a time when our city couldn’t in good conscience turn away any offer of help. That time has passed. 1/
— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) May 1, 2020
“It is time for Samaritan’s Purse to leave NYC,” Johnson said. “This group, led by the notoriously bigoted, hate-spewing Franklin Graham, came at a time when our city couldn’t in good conscience turn away any offer of help. That time has passed,” he said.
To be clear, this is a Democratic politician turning away medical help because he doesn’t like the views of the people helping.