New York Officials Harassing Samaritan’s Purse Hospital

The accusation against them was made by Franklin Graham.

On Tuesday, Franklin Graham accused officials of New York of harassment for criticizing his medical organization, which has required workers in its Central Park Samaritan’s Purse hospital to sign a pledge saying they are Christians who oppose gay marriage.

Reverend Graham made the accusation shortly before Mount Sinai Health Systems, which is working with the Graham group, informed state officials that it would require medical workers to sign a second pledge vowing not to discriminate against patients.

Graham said the organization has never discriminated against patients but added that it had a right to “lawfully hire staff who share our Christian beliefs, because it is considered a religious entity.

“It seems tone-deaf to be attacking our religious organization about marriage at the very moment thousands of New Yorkers are fighting for their lives and dozens of Samaritans’ Purse workers are placing their lives at risk to provide critical medical care,” Graham’s statement said.

Since opening the field hospital in Central Park on April 1, they have reportedly treated 130 patients for COVID-19.

Samaritans’ Purse is a nondenominational evangelical organization that regularly provides aid and relief to developing countries.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Franklin Graham and the medical workers at the Samaritans’ Purse hospital in Central Park to be free from harassment over religious beliefs.
  • About the work the Samaritans’ Purse is doing in New York to help alleviate the crowding in area hospitals and treat patients with the virus.

Sources: The Hill, Facebook


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