An openly Christian doctor in England faces censure from his professional body for discussing Jesus with a patient.
According to an article on MyFoxNY.com, Richard Scott, who has practiced medicine for 28 years, “is under investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) and faces disciplinary action after he suggested to a 24-year-old man that he might find solace in Christianity.”
The GMC reportedly asked Scott to accept the official warning, but the doctor has decided to fight the allegations. The complaint came not from the patient, but the patient’s mother — who alleges Scott never offered any medical advice. The son, however, is still a patient at Scott’s practice.
“I only discussed my faith at the end of a lengthy medical consultation after exploring the various interventions that the patient had previously tried, and after promising to follow up the patient’s request for an appointment with other medical professionals,” Scott said.
“I only discussed mutual faith after obtaining the patient’s permission. In our conversation, I said that, personally, I had found having faith in Jesus helped me and could help the patient. At no time did the patient indicate that they were offended, or that they wanted to stop the discussion. If that had been the case, I would have immediately ended the conversation.”