So much for freedom of speech and religion in Great Britain: A British doctor has been censured by the government’s medical licensing board, the General Medical Council (GMC), for having the audacity to discuss Christianity with one of his patients. What’s more, in choosing to fight this censure, the physician stands a chance of having his medical license revoked, ending a 28-year career in the profession.
Dr. Richard Scott, a general practitioner, is one of six partners in the Bethesda Medical Center in Margate, England. The partners are all Christians, a fact that they do not hide from their patients.
Last year Scott saw a 24-year-old male patient, who NewsCore says “has been described as ‘in a rut and in need of help.’ ” Scott recalled the consultation: