Right wing nut, grifter and anti-LGBT “preacher” Franklin Graham and his charity Samaritan’s Purse which have been running a pop-up hospital in NYC’s Central Park have been ordered by Officials for the state of New York to pack it up and get out of town.
PinkNews reports: New York has had enough. New York City council speaker Corey Johnson–an openly gay man–called on Samaritan’s Purse to pack up and get out. “It is time for Samaritan’s Purse to leave New York City. This group, which is led by the notoriously bigoted, hate-spewing Franklin Graham, came at a time when our city couldn’t in good conscience turn away any offer of help,” Johnson declared. “That time has passed. Their continued presence here is an affront to our values of inclusion, and is painful for all New Yorkers who care deeply about the LGBT+ community.”
” At the city council, we are committed to supporting those workers and protecting our city’s public health. But as a city that values diversity and compassion for all, we cannot continue to allow a group with the track record of Samaritan’s Purse to remain here when we are past the point they are needed.”
State senator Brad Hoylman also called on Graham to “pack up his tents and leave New York City for good”.
Mount Sinai hospital, which has overflow patients to the site Central Park site said in a statement: “Now that the surge in COVID hospital admissions is reaching manageable levels, we will stop admitting new patients in the Central Park field hospitals of May 4.”
Graham has two weeks to dismantle the Samaritan’s Purse tent hospital and leave the area.