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The Podiatrist Who Cites His Christian Beliefs To Avoid Touching HIV-Positive Feet

The chances that touching a HIV-positive man’s foot would get him infected was enough to scare a Christian podiatrist out of fulfilling his oath to medically treat other human begins. And so Steve Hardie now appears before London’s Health Profession Council on claims that he discriminated against gay men, sometimes asking a colleague to switch patients with him because, ewww, HIV is grody. Then there’s the time Hardie allegedly walked out of a training session because he thought the instructor was coming on to him. Or how about the time he made one “effeminate” patient wait an excessive amount of time for his appointment and refused to properly examine an ulcer on his foot. UPDATE: He’s been banned from practicing for a year.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Feb 7, 2011
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  • 13 Comments
    • deferr
      deferr

      what are human begins?

      Feb 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • H.Gangloff
      H.Gangloff

      This British Doctor needs to be “struck off” (i.e.- removed from
      practicing medicine).

      Feb 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack
      Jack

      No special laws for Christians!

      Feb 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      My, My, with each passing case like this, with each passing week, with the sacking of each passing christian bigot, christians stand revealed as nasty bigoted hypocrites.

      Where’s the love?

      Where’s the compassion?

      Nowhere, because judiasm, christianity and islam are nasty, death cults which hate sex and have no love or compassion.

      It’s do as we say or we’ll persecute you.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harbo
      Harbo

      Christianity has certainly fucked the world.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      Once again, somebody claims to be a Christian and yet does the exact opposite of what Christ actually did. I’ve never read the Bible in my life and yet I know that much.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robbie K
      Robbie K

      Christians sure know how to bring out the crazy…

      Feb 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scripscan
      scripscan

      @Harbo: You’re not kidding. Everyone has his/her take on what the text says. I think if it were the word of god it would be crystal clear instead of creating such mayhem.

      Feb 9, 2011 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LOrion
      LOrion

      Grow up! We went through this in 1984! I admitted the very first patient with AIDS to a local hospital as a 3rd yt. medical student. Younger nurses did not want to care for him…. older ones told them to grow up and buck up. They had treated TB and Polio victims who were nearly as deathly contagious!! And it is in their oath to care for anyone. Ours too as a doctor!

      Feb 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LOrion
      LOrion

      Grow up! We went through this in 1984! I admitted the very first patient with AIDS to a local hospital as a 3rd yt. medical student. Younger nurses did not want to care for him…. older ones told them to grow up and buck up. They had treated TB and Polio victims who were nearly as deathly contagious!! And it is in their oath to care for anyone. Ours too as a doctor!
      Yes you can refuse a patient care, but not for a discriminatory reason.

      Feb 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zeus
      Zeus

      Sounds like someone’s in the closet!

      Feb 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      He is in the wrong line of work.

      Feb 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RevEdwin
      RevEdwin

      This is something else!!!!!!!!! Can it be that he is a closet case that is also has a men’s feet fetish. Or did he missed class the day they were educating others on HIV/AIDS?

      Jun 23, 2012 at 7:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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