I’ve already written at some length about why Catholic hospitals trying to exempt themselves from the laws that apply to all hospitals is completely fucking unacceptable. I have many more vitriolic things to say about this, but I’m a bit too incensed at the moment. (Yes, I’m too angry to rant. Goodie.)
So instead of a long-winded rant, I’d like to just offer this sentiment: Fuck you, Catholic Health Association. Not any kind of mundane single-position borefuck, no, but a delightfully sodomy-filled hatesex romp, preferably with a number of participants (there are surely a number of people who’d like to take out their frustration with this sort of thing on you, after all). I’m talking a “go through an entire economy-sized box of condoms” thing here (but only because you don’t believe in birth control). Once that’s all said and done, and after you’ve had a shower (maybe a nice nap too), see your way right out of the healthcare business. Sell (or donate) your hospitals to organizations that actually give a shit about their employees and clients, and never ever come back. The measure of your worth as a healthcare provider isn’t how good you feel about your hallucinatory relationship with your invisible sky daddy—it’s how well you provide for real human beings. If you want to be a church, be a church. If you want to be a hospital, be a hospital. You cannot possibly do both without completely screwing up at least one of them.
And, just in case it wasn’t clear, fuck you.