In this episode of Lying With Whoopi…
Whoopi Goldberg, on Wednesday, again went off on Christians — “religious people,” as the co-host of “The View” is fond of sneering — lying to herself and the hopelessly left-wing show’s audience about the awful injustices foisted on the LGBT crowd by evil Christians.
Whipped-up Whoopi claimed — with zero facts, as is her proclivity —that “some people” (gay people) die because “religious” doctors refuse to provide them care, or even see them. How depressing must it be to get out of bed every morning, cynically harboring that much resentment?
As reported by NewsBusters, during a discussion about the Respect for Marriage Act, passed by the Senate on Tuesday 61-36, with 12 Republicans joining the 49 Democrats present, Whoopi went for a ride on the crazy train, railing against Christian doctors, who she claimed don’t have the right to “draw a line” in respect to providing medical care. Those who do, she said, violate the Hippocratic Oath.
She’s wrong, but we’ll get to that, later. Meanwhile, here’s the Whoopster:
If we’re going to talk about what, you know, what we should be doing — I mean, quite honestly, I need all of the religious people to understand that those who do not follow or subscribe to your beliefs also have rights in this country. They have the right not to believe. You don’t have to — I don’t have to believe what you believe. You don’t have to believe what I believe.
But you don’t really have the right to stand and tell me that you’re a doctor, but you won’t take care of me because I’m gay, you know? You don’t have that right anymore. We got — we’ve fought because some people died trying to get to a doctor, and a doctor who would not see them.
So, when you talk about right to life, whose life are we talking about? Because if you are talking about what I believe and what you believe, when you have a Hippocratic Oath, you don’t draw a line. You don’t make those distinctions.
The Respect for Marriage Act, which “codified” (“codify,” along with “enshrine,” is a toothless term bandied about Democrats when they don’t get their way in the judicial system) the ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges, prohibits states from denying “out-of-state marriages on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity or national origin.”
Token Republican co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin disagreed with Goldberg’s illogical “logic.”
I think people do see them very differently. If you have a religious or ideological confliction that says abortion is killing a life, that is a very different position than saying equal protection under the law.
That really sent Whoopi’s illogical crazy train off the tracks:
Where do [pro-lifers] stand on war?!
Co-hosts, race-hustler extraordinaire, Sunny Hostin, and distinguished Mensa member [sarc] Joy Behar, then babbled on about the (non-mutually-exclusive) “hypocrisy” of Christian doctors who oppose abortion in favor of the right to life, with Hostin brilliantly [sarc] saying:
[I]t’s a little bit hypocritical because the Republican Party is now out of step with the country. Right? And so, if you heard Joy, the majority of Americans agree with having access to safe abortions, with maybe some conditions. And the majority of Americans believe in gay marriage and believe there should be marriage equality.
Uh-huh. Anyway, now nearly screaming, Goldberg went to a commercial break:
And so for me, I get very frustrated because I don’t mind you not believing as I believe. I mind when you try to get in my way when I’m talking for myself. That pisses me off to no end. We’ll be right back.
Whoops. Best not to “piss off” Whoopi — particularly when she’s in the middle of making a fool of herself.
Intelligent, incisive “debate” at its best, huh?
Not to rain on Whoopi’s anti-Christian parade, but I did a bit of checking on her “facts” in my own state of Indiana, as well as in Ohio, our neighbor to the east.
Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), allows individuals and companies to assert as a defense in legal proceedings that their exercise of religion has been, or is likely to be, substantially burdened. For example, when a would-be patient seeks healthcare from a pharmacist or a doctor, Indiana law invites medical providers to point to their own religious beliefs in denying care. Incidentally, then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence supported the legislation and signed it into law.
Likewise, Ohio’s religious exemption law allows medical providers to deny treatment to LGBTQ patients based on “moral grounds.” In addition, similar laws exist in Arkansas, South Dakota, and Montana, with the trend growing among states with Republican-controlled legislatures.
Nonetheless, here’s Whoopi, in all of her ultracrepidarian glory, vehemently blabbering on, on another subject about which she knows nothing. As the above examples clearly illustrate, doctors who deny medical care in situations that violate their religious beliefs do not violate the Hippocratic Oath.
Meanwhile, the Respect of Marriage Act legislation now returns to the House for a final vote. As I reported in late July, the Democrat-controlled House voted in support of a similar version of the bill as a kneejerk reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade.
The Bottom Line
The only thing more amusing — and infuriating — than the boundless hypocrisy is leftists accusing conservatives with moral values of hypocrisy.
And of course, the left’s complete lack of self-awareness — or giving a damn — while doing so.