“It’s Time For Samaritan’s Purse To Leave New York City”

Franklin Graham (screen capture via Samaritan’s Purse video)

Virulently anti-LGBTQ evangelist Franklin Graham and his Samaritan’s Purse organization have been asked to shut down their Central Park tent hospital after attempting to spread their homophobic agenda.

New York City officials asked Graham’s group to pack up and leave after it was revealed volunteers were forced to sign “statements of faith” denouncing same-sex relationships, comparing LGBTQ people to drug addicts and more. Volunteers who refused to sign the document were reportedly turned away.


Originally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he had received assurances the controversial group wouldn’t discriminate before granting permission to Samaritan’s Purse to set up the temporary facility in March. Those promises were apparently discarded soon after setting up the field hospital.

(screen capture via Samaritan’s Purse video)

In addition to requiring the “faith statements” to be signed, Pink News reported that a camera crew was brought in to shoot a highly publicized Easter service from the Central Park location. 

And videos released by Samaritan’s Purse have shown Bible verses displayed on health care workers’ face masks and equipment.


News outlets including the New York Times have reported on Samaritan’s Purse using medical emergencies in the past to bring aid victims of disasters while seeking to convert those same people.

New York City council speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay, issued an official statement from the City Council saying, “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,” wrote Johnson. “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 LGBTQ community.”

“At the City Council, we are committed to supporting those workers and protecting our city’s public health,” he added. “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.”


Noting that Graham has called the LGBTQ community “detestable,” “immoral,” and “an affront to God,” Johnson called for Mount Sinai the end its relationship with the organization

The Speaker ended his statement saying, “Hate has no place in our beautiful city.”

CBSN New York reports Mount Sinai Hospital and Samaritan’s Purse issued a joint statement saying the tent hospital was packing up.

“Now that the surge in COVID hospital admissions is reaching manageable levels, we will stop admitting new patients to the Central Park field hospital as of May 4,” said a Mount Sinai spokesperson on Saturday. 

3 thoughts on ““It’s Time For Samaritan’s Purse To Leave New York City””

  1. Typical queers use you when they need your help no matter how much they you and when they no longer need your help tell you to get out. Lgbtqzxsfgg whatever are hateful demon filled people. They lie about Christians because they hate the truth. They are full of shame for the disgusting things they do and now that half the country has been infected with liberalism b.s. they think they have the power to tell people to get out of their city. Let em enjoy their hour of darkness that has blinded America’s eyes, it’ll end soon. I don’t hate anyone but they peddle what us Christians think is evil but because it’s a free country they have their rights but they think what we profess and preach is wrong and that regardless of this being America we have no rights. They are self righteous heathen. They are all a joke!!

    • Graham is a joke and will never be anything like his father. And as I told someone the other day, you would think that the Church would be one of the safest most welcoming places in the world to anyone who enters its doors. That their people would be the nicest and kindest to their fellow man. Unfortunately, Churches are among the worst most discriminatory places on Earth. Also, to David above, I can point out how religion is responsible for more death and destruction than any single entity in the history of humanity. We can start just with Christianity, the crusades if you want? and then we’ll go through time and close with lynching’s in the South under the guise of “Jesus saves.” Catholics? child molestation scandal still being covered up. Muslim? terrorism, murder, horrible treatment of women as property. Do I need to keep going? I sure don’t mind…

  2. Kind of a strange story, but the main thing I get is that gay activists and gay politicians can hate with the best of them. Identify people you think hate you and hate back double — it’s a strange way to win friends and influence people.


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