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Dr. Church’s “crimes” began eleven years ago. After receiving an announcement involving BIDMC’s support for an LGBTQ+?-related event, he responded with the following:

The evidence is irrefutable that behaviors common within the homosexual community are unhealthy and high risk for a host of serious medical consequences, including STD’s, HIV and AIDS, anal cancer, hepatitis, parasitic intestinal infections, and psychiatric disorders. Life expectancy is significantly decreased as a result of HIV/AIDS, complications from the other health problems, and suicide. This alone should make it reprehensible to the medical community, who has an obligation to promote and model healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Emphasis added. In April 2012, Dr. Church requested that BIDMC’s communications department not send him any further notices regarding LGBTQ+? activities. However, his request was ignored. Thereafter, Dr. Church continued to receive an ever-increasing number of emails and notices affirmative of the LGBTQ+? lifestyle. In response to one such email, the pesky Dr. Church wrote the following:

Celebrating sexual perversions is highly inappropriate, especially in the context of a medical center that should be aware of the negative health consequences of high risk behaviors. It also ignores and dishonors the religious convictions and moral objections that many members of the hospital community share who are opposed to these behaviors.