Lawfare Against Christians Intensifies
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It started with forcing Christian bakers to make cakes for ungodly perverts, but the Woke/LGBTQ+ war on Christians hasn't stopped there. In fact, it's got even more crazy.
A federal judge has just ruled that a Catholic hospital in Maryland discriminated against a transgender patient by refusing to perform a hysterectomy as part of their gender transition.
Officials at St. Joseph Medical Center, which is owned by the University of Maryland, refused to proceed with a hysterectomy scheduled for transgender 'man' Jesse Hammons, 33. Hammons, who is in fact female, brought the suit after the hospital said they could not perform the surgery due to guidelines set by the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Chasanow ruled on Friday the hospital's refusal to provide the patient with the gender-affirming surgery was 'discriminatory.'
In a statement after the judge's opinion was released, Hammons called the judgement a 'great win' and said he hopes the hospital with do away with the 'harmful policy.'
'This is a great win for myself and all transgender people denied equal treatment because of who they are,' Hammons said. 'All I wanted was for UMMS to treat my health care like anyone else's, and I'm glad the court recognized how unfair it was to turn me away. I'm hopeful UMMS can change this harmful policy and help more transgender people access the care they need.'
'We're thankful the court saw through a transparently discriminatory and harmful action by UMMS,' said Joshua Block, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBTQ & HIV Project.
'The government has no business operating a religious hospital, much less do they have the right to deny transgender patients care they routinely provide to cisgender patients,' Block continued.
UMMS and St. Joseph Medical Center officials say they are reviewing the ruling. The bigger picture, of course, is how anti-Christian bigots are using individuals who are in fact deeply disturbed psychiatric cases as battering rams against Christian values.