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Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., criticized NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson for demanding that Samaritan’s Purse not be allowed to continue COVID-19 relief. “Worse than looking a gift horse in the mouth is kicking it in the teeth,” Morse said.
Samaritan’s Purse, whose president is Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham), has been running a field hospital in Central Park for COVID-19 patients who do not require ventilators.
Evidently Johnson believes Samaritan’s Purse, whose leaders believe in man-woman marriage and oppose abortion, soils the sacred progressivism of New York City.
Morse commented: “This is absurd. Johnson accuses Samaritan’s Purse of anti-gay bigotry, while displaying anti-Christian prejudice himself. We don’t need a religious test for helping to fight a pandemic. What Johnson calls bigotry is the traditional Christian view of marriage and life, common to all great world religions until five minutes ago.”
There’s no evidence that Samaritan’s Purse has turned anyone away from its overflow hospital.
Morse added: “New York City has pleaded for help from Washington throughout this crisis. Apparently, the city is willing to accept money from taxpayers who are pro-life and pro-marriage. But direct help from those same Christian people? Not so much.”
It was just announced that Samaritan’s Purse will close its Central Park field hospital, after treating 315 patients, due in part to pressure from city officials like Johnson and demonstrations by LGBTQ activists.
New York is sometimes referred to as Gotham, a legendary city renowned for the foolishness of its inhabitants. In March, the Ruth Institute commented on a NYC Health Department memo telling residents that masturbation was the best way to have sex while avoiding the spread of the coronavirus. “The next safest partner is someone you live with,” Gotham’s Health Department advises. “If you do have sex, have as few partners as possible.”
Incredibly, this taxpayer supported department advised, “If you usually meet your sex partners online or make a living by having sex, consider taking a break from in-person dates. Video dates, sexting or chat rooms may be options for you.”
In response, Morse said: “Do the residents of New York really need to be told to abstain from casual sex, sex with strangers and orgies during a major public health crisis?”
Considering the combination of the direct attack on Samaritan’s Purse and the indirect promotion of casual sex, Morse concluded: “Apparently, New York City is less concerned about fighting a virus than making prostrations before the gods of the Sexual Revolution.”
Find more information on Samaritan’s Purse here.
See the Ruth Institute’s press release “NYC Health Dept. Caters to Sex Addicts.”
The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact email@example.com.