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Because Jesus would Totally not Heal a Child of Lesbians, Right?

February 19, 2015
Baby who Dr. Vesna Roi would not see, because the baby's parents are lesbians

If pure, godly Dr. Vesna Roi can’t form a patient-doctor relationship with this patient, she should retire from medicine. I suggest scrubbing toilets.

Dr. Vesna RoiChristian physician at Eastlake Pediatrics in Roseville, Michigan, has decided that Jesus’s policy of healing all who came to him, saints or sinners, is beneath her piety. While showing medical compassion to perceived sinners might be all well and good for the Son of God — she is far above that.

Doctor refuses treatment of same-sex couple’s baby

Legally married lesbian parents Krista and Jami Contreras had an appointment with Dr. Roi for their six-day-old baby, after a prior meeting with her where she seemed friendly and told them to make an appointment once the baby was born.

But instead of seeing Dr. Roi,  another doctor greeted them.

“The first thing Dr. Karam said was ‘I’ll be your doctor, I’ll be seeing you today because Dr. Roi decided this morning that she prayed on it and she won’t be able to care for Bay,” Jami said.

“Dr. Karam told us she didn’t even come to the office that morning because she didn’t want to see us.”

In her better-than-godly purity, Dr. Vesna Roi WOULDN’T EVEN COME INTO THE SAME BUILDING while they were there.

Dr. Roi’s later explanation–delivered via letter, incidentally, and not in person– was, “After much prayer following your prenatal, I felt that i [sic] would not be able to develop the personal patient-doctor relationships that I normally do with my patients.”

My dear Dr. Roi. You were not being asked to fall in love with your patient’s parents–just to deal with them as fellow human beings. Because by the way, it’s the baby who was supposed to be your patient — not the parents — and if you are incapable of developing a “personal patient-doctor relationship” with A BABY — you should damn well find another line of work. Might I suggest night janitor?

But hey, that purity. Jesus himself would have to work hard to live up to that. Though if pure, godly Vesna Roi really had prayed on it, Jesus might have reminded her, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Jesus doing a facepalm

‘”Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not. Unless, apparently, you are more pure than I am.”

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  1. mark1147 permalink
    February 20, 2015 2:14 am

    Well, whoever that doctor’s praying to is giving her rotten advice. I’d go find myself a better god if the one I’ve got is having me turn clients away!

    Seriously, she’s in the wrong line of work if she’s making medical decisions based on prayers. That’s how medicine was practiced in the Bronze Age! I hope that couple’s case gets her a good, thorough review by the state licensing authorities.

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