On November 12, 1987, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a policy statement that said it was completely unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat a patient solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive. Southern politicians asked what if the doctors thought that all gay people were icky, would it be okay to not treat them then? The AMA said it was still unethical and wrong. The southern politicians came back and asked what if the States gave them a religious exemption to not treat gay people? The AMA said, “Read my lips. It’s unethical to refuse treatment because of a disease, sexual status, religion, or skin color. It’s unethical to refuse treatment, period.” The southern politicians said, “Eh, we’ll still look at giving religious people an exemption.”
I know that for some humans, their religion can be very meaningful in their lives, but it’s hard for an outside observer to avoid seeing religion as a blight on humanity, especially when extremists pull crap like this. Share Twisted-History. And don’t pull crap like this.