“The organization has been operating for over 50 years, sent out tens of thousands of volunteers, trained hundreds of thousands of workers, provided medical aid and relief in war-torn hellscapes and the harshest of conditions, has an operating budget of almost $700,000,000, engages in large-scale relief efforts, and operates in over 100 countries.”
(Pulpit & Pen) Samaritan’s Purse has come under new scrutiny from a bevvy of democrats and LGBT groups, sparked by New York Democratic Senator Brad Hoylman for his criticism of their statement of faith that it requires volunteer doctors and nurses at their new relief hospital to sign.
The emergency field hospital, currently setting up shop right now in East Meadow in New York’s Central Park, is a 14 tent, 68-bed repository unit and will handle overflow patients from Mt. Sinai which it has partnered with, designed specifically to treat COVID-19 patients in a city being ravaged by the virus.
While most people might think this is a good thing, their presence in NY has drawn the ire of the senator who has labelled the organization homophobic and bigots for their stance of human sexuality.