If you can’t keep your personal beliefs and your medical treatments separate, maybe you should stay the fuck out of medicine to begin with, hmmm? This case is especially offensive because it not only tries to “treat” gayness, but it does so with woo-woo homoeopathic (homo-pathic?) remedies which are rightly shunned by practitioners of real medicine. Are these people insane?
A Catholic doctors association in Germany believes it can cure the sexual orientation of gays and lesbians with sugar pills — though only at their request, the group says. But the homo-homeopathy has been harshly criticized by members of its target community.
…The religious association, which calls itself the “voice of the Catholic medical community,” writes on its website that while “homosexuality is not an illness,” a host of treatments are available to keep such “inclinations” at bay. Possibilities include “constitutional treatments with homeopathic tools … such as homeopathic dilutions like Platinum,” “psychotherapy,” and “religious counseling.” Among homeopathys controversial treatments are the prescription of “Globuli,” tiny pills that consisting mostly of sugar.
“We know about a number of people with homosexual feelings who find themselves in a spiritual and psychological emergency and suffer greatly,” UCP head Gero Winkelmann told SPIEGEL in a written statement. “If someone is unhappy, ill or feels they are in an emergency, they should be able to find options for help with us.”
via SPIEGEL ONLINE
The Catholics are especially notorious for interfering with people via hospitals and clinics by buying them up and then mandating that their doctors can’t perform certain services that they disagree with. Been raped and gotten pregnant? Too damn bad. They’ll make you have it, though they won’t do much to help raise it. After it’s born, it’s not their concern…