Monday, April 25, 2005
Christians Need Not Apply
Though no one seems to have hard numbers, published reports suggest a widespread pattern of "Christian" pharmacist refusing to fill prescriptions with which they disagree. And a chilling report last month in the Washington Post suggests that some have gone even further. It told of pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth-control pills to unmarried women, of those who will not sell contraceptive devices to anybody, period, and of those who not only won't fill morning-after prescriptions, but who hold the prescriptions hostage...[emphasis added]"
More and more these days Christians are the only group of people not allowed to follow their convictions. Those scare quotes around Christian are Mr. Pitts' by the way. Second, check out the language he uses in his column, words like "chilling" and "hostage." In fact, later on in the column he calls such acts "lunacy." And did you notice the Pitts does not mention the source of the "published report" that suggest the widespread pattern he talks about? No doubt it is from an advocacy group with an agenda because in the next sentence he gives the Washington Post as the source of another study he cites. Interesting. So folks, you can add pharmacist to the list of jobs the MSM doesn't want Christians to have, along with appellate court judge and president. Indeed, Mr. Pitts offers some advice to "Christian" pharmacists who are indecent enough to hold to their beliefs:
Get another job.
That might be true for contraceptives, which have been around for 40 years now...but not for what Pitts refers to as "the so-called morning-after anti-contraceptive pill". That is not a contraceptive, it is an abortion pill. And no pharmicist who studied more than five years ago can be expected to have known he would be required to dispense such an abominable "medicine."
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While some Christians may consider abortion murder, many others do not. Be careful with the generalizations.
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