Christian Expelled For Requesting Not to Treat a Gay

Julea Ward was expelled from Eastern Michigan University for requesting to be removed from treating a case involving a gay client, on the basis that she objected to homosexuality. The school expelled her. She sued. She lost. U.S. District Judge George Steeh issued this ruling:

“Plaintiff was not required to change her views or religious beliefs; she was required to set them aside in the counselor-client relationship — a neutral, generally applicable expectation of all counselors-to-be under the ACA (American Counseling Association) standard.”

The really ironic part about this is that the American Bar Association, of which Judge Steeh is likely a member, is okay with lawyers refusing to take gay clients, on the basis that a lawyer can’t argue effectively for someone he or she finds “repugnant.” It’s for the clients benefit, they claim.

A logical person would think the same rationale applied to psychological counselors. But our Justice System divorced itself from logic a long time ago.

If the Law is an ass, the American Judicial System is a 4-assed monkey.

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  1. Cylar

    “Plaintiff was not required to change her views or religious beliefs; she was required to set them aside in the counselor-client relationship…

    Can someone explain to me what the difference would be between the two? Either you have deeply-held convictions that apply all the time, or you don’t.

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