Monday, 2 February 2015
Worldlies Outs & Bastards
All of the above names have been used by leaders of the PBCC/Hales Exclusive Brethren to describe or summarise their ex fellow members.
Dr Kate Granger campaigns not to be treated merely as a number or just a body. She wants all National Health Service patients to be greeted by named personnel and acknowledged as a person, so that individual care and compassion can be part of the interaction between medical staff and patients. Her plea has been acknowledged by the UK Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, and is beginning to take hold throughout the NHS.
Many would like the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church to learn from Dr Granger's campaign. The PBCC should do away with name-calling ('worldlies') and start to treat all non-Brethren people courteously as individuals, so that appropriate care and concern can be offered instead of rigid and damaging social separation.