Anti-gay nurse Lincy T. Pandithurai terminated from Dallas V/A Hospital

The incredibly shocking story of Marine Corps veteran Esther Garatie went viral here a few months ago. She left a Dallas VA Hospital absolutely determined to kill herself, after a 3 hour rant from nurse Lincy Pandithurai about her 'lifestyle of sin'. This monster will no longer be able to terrorize gay and lesbian veterans. Only days ago, I was in Dallas speaking to a large gathering of atheists (Fellowship of Freethought). I couldn't resist dedicating the last bit of my time to spreading … [Read more...]

Nurse suspended after ‘Lifestyle of sin’ for gays with PTSD

I just got a head's up from Mark Dingbaum at Change.org announcing the news. It seems that the VA Hospital in Dallas is doing the right thing. Nurse Nanci Pandathurai has been suspended from seeing patients. To be clear, she is still going to work while the investigation concludes. Her duties will now be more aligned with secretarial / administrative assistant work until her case is concluded. If you're not familiar with the story, try to read this without breaking your computer. Mark … [Read more...]

Support for gay veteran with PTSD who had ‘lifestyle of sin’ diagnosis

I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who signed the petition in support of Esther Garatie. In just two days, it went from 6,000 signatures to around 12,000 signatures - each one generating real email traffic to government officials. Quick recap Esther Garatie went to the Dallas VA Hospital with severe depression, and even mentioned suicidal thoughts. She was injured in the line of duty while deployed. Her injuries were severe enough to force a medical separation. She also … [Read more...]

Internet forces Anti-gay evangelist Nurse out of the privacy closet

Nurse Lincy Pandithurai can't expect privacy anymore. This blog was just front-paged on reddit, bringing with it some internet culture usually found at the deep end of the pool. First of all, it was an incredibly shocking story, and you should read what that war-hero went through at the Dallas Veteran's Affairs hospital. Then you should sign the petition demanding that this nurse gets fired. The internet is a scary place. Anonymous-styled hacktivism has already spilled over into the … [Read more...]

Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead

Esther Garatie is a hero to our nation, serving in the Marine Corps in war-time. She also happens to be a lesbian. But that shouldn't matter. Not when she checks into a Dallas-area VA hospital for treatment for severe depression - including suicidal thoughts. She wanted help, and was brave enough to actually ask for it. She had been battling PTSD-like symptoms before she even received her Honorable Discharge. Rather than help, an evangelical Christian nurse took it upon herself to preach … [Read more...]