This probably should not have shocked me as much as it did (especially since I am in Texas). I actually thought my coworkers were playing a joke on me because they know I am an atheist. Sadly, this was no joke. This actually happened.
I work in a psychiatric hospital. The doctors who admit patients are general MDs. (Psychiatrists see patients after admission) Yesterday evening we received several calls from irate parents. A new doctor who was doing admissions yesterday actually told our suicidal patients that their thoughts of suicide were sins and told the patients that they were sinners. Thankfully, this was immediately brought to the administrator's attention and that doctor will never be allowed to step foot in the hospital again. This would be ridiculous in any situation but telling suicidal and already depressed people that they are sinners and that they are sinning is not helpful in any way shape or form. What is wrong with people!?
As much as the doctor's actions sicken me I do find hope in the fact that the hospital took swift action regarding the situation. This does however show that we all have a lot of work left to do and we cannot become complacent.