by Bob Unruh, WND
A British medical authority has ruled against a secularist group that filed a complaint against a Christian doctor for praying with his patients.
The General Medical Council found no evidence that Dr. Richard Scott had done anything wrong, reassuring physicians in the United Kingdom that they can share their faith in the workplace without fear of losing their jobs.
In June, the GMC informed Scott it had received “some information” from the National Secular Society and was planning a “fitness to practice” investigation.
The complaint expressed concern that Scott was “continuing to pray and promote Christianity during consultations in an attempt to convert patients.”
The GMC investigated for three months and determined “there was no case.”
“There is no first-hand account or complaint from any patient about Dr. Scott’s practice,” the GMC said. “The NSS sent an anonymous hearsay account about how Dr. Scott expressed his religious beliefs to a ‘highly vulnerable’ patient,” and “there is no convincing evidence that Dr. Scott imposes his personal religious beliefs upon potentially vulnerable patients.”
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