Boston Catholics were very upset to learn that Carney Hospital foisted a we are having sex and proud of it flag on top of a beloved hospital that has served the poor for decades.
Carney Hospital is part of the Caritas healthcare system which Cardinal Sean claimed would retain its Catholic identity when he sold it to Cerebus.
The outcome of that assertion was predictable.
I don't even get it.
A sex flag?
It's a hospital.
Are they renting rooms by the hour?
The Jesuits marking their territory?
A hospital is a place where very sick people go to seek testing and treatment. It's a place where people hear devestating news. It a place where people suffer excrutiating pain. It's a place where we crawl to our cars carrying the earthshattering grief after holding the hands of our dying relatives and people we love. It is a place where the axis of our world shifts violently.
Flying a flag about cultural orgies is jaw-dropping insensitive and vulgar.
What is the sick, in pain, suffering, grief stricken observer supposed to infer from the sex flag?
Forget about your dying child and join a sex pride parade.
Freek you and your pain too. Sex pride on the rooftop.
In case it isn't obvious, I find this as tasteless and offensive as the hospital staff doing a striptease and masturbating in the presence of a family afer telling them they are going to lose their father or mother.
A hospital is a place where your conduct respects the suffering and grief of the people occupying the space.
It isn't a place to hang your dildos.