Like mother, like daughter…Brainiac Chelsea Clinton falsely tweeted today that the Michigan House had voted to allow emergency medical providers choice in treating patients, specifically giving EMTs the option to deny treatment to gay patients.
Chelsea is often wrong on twitter. It’s becoming embarrassing and evident that Steve Bannon was right about Hillary not being very smart. Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…
“Absolutely appalling,” the former First Daughter tweeted, “Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People.”
The story Clinton cited was from a website for the LGBT New Now Next Awards, and was posted in 2014. When followers pointed out the story was old, Clinton deleted her tweet.
Not only was the story old, but the actual premise was deeply flawed. What the Michigan House actually passed was a garden variety Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would have exempted religious individuals from laws that infringed on their religious beliefs.
Like most state RFRAs, the Michigan bill contained a clause that allows the state to infringe on religious beliefs when there’s a “compelling government interest.” The preservation of human life is widely considered to qualify, according to legal experts.
The misconception that the bill would allow ambulance drivers to let gay people bleed out in the streets evidently stems from a local CBS story, which was later picked up by CBS News’ national website.
Huh? “A Jewish butcher would not have to handle non-Kosher meat”…Yes, he REALLY said that:
“For example, a Christian doctor who does not believe in a gay lifestyle would not have to treat a gay patient,” CBS Detroit legal analyst Charlie Langton said at the time. “Or perhaps, a Jewish butcher would not have to handle non-Kosher meat.”
When the original CBS story was published, a Stanford law professor told the Weekly Standard that Langton was simply wrong.
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