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Op-Ed: Tell St. Luke’s to Stop Pushing the LGBT Agenda!

By • June 12, 2024

Last year, we achieved a major victory when the St. Luke’s Health System pulled down some Pride decorations after Idaho Family Policy Center mobilized thousands of Idahoans to voice their concerns.

But St. Luke’s is doubling down this year by flying Pride flags, sponsoring Pride events, and hosting DEI trainings on LGBT Pride—and we need YOU to take action now against politicized health care!

In fact, IFPC has recently obtained an internal St. Luke’s DEI memo that reads:

“By prominently displaying the Inclusive Progress Pride Flag, we not only demonstrate our dedication to inclusivity but also draw attention to the pressing need to address the health disparities affecting the LGPTQIA+ community. We recognize the significant challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals in accessing health care, including misgendering, insurance obstacles and outright denial of treatment.”

It doesn’t end there. The memo also advertised “Rainbow Wednesdays,” in which employees are “encouraged to wear clothing that incorporates rainbow colors.” Toward that end, the St. Luke’s company store is selling Pride-branded gear for employees.

Here’s the problem: Medical researchers have long known that homosexual behaviors bring a higher risk of health problems like HIV, STD’s, alcoholism, cardiovascular disease, mental health struggles, and other chronic illnesses.

St. Luke’s is Idaho’s largest healthcare provider—sworn to “do no harm.” But sadly, these healthcare professionals are actively celebrating and promoting destructive lifestyles that conflict with the values of many Idahoans!

Woke medical care is dangerous. It’s time to make our voices heard. Tell St. Luke’s to knock it off and stop pushing the LGBT agenda onto families in the Gem State!

ALERT: Tell St. Luke’s to Stop Pushing the LGBT Agenda! (

This Op-Ed was submitted by Blaine Conzatti of Idaho Family Policy Center. Op-Eds do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

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Tags: alcoholism, Blaine Conzatti, cardiovascular disease, chronic illnesses, DEI, do no harm, HIV, Idaho Family Policy Center, IFPC, LGBTQ+, mental health struggles, Pride, St. Lukes, STD's

13 thoughts on “Op-Ed: Tell St. Luke’s to Stop Pushing the LGBT Agenda!

  1. Here is an idea. How about people just chose a health insurance that allows them to seek their health care elsewhere. There are many other options. Telling Saint Lukes to stop won’t do any good. Choosing not to receive your health care there will make a bigger impact. If they lose money because of their woke behavior then they will stop. GO WOKE, GO BROKE. I would suggest seeking an independent doctor at And making it clear to your doctor that you do not wish to receive care at St. Lukes or St. Al’s. They are both woke.

    1. Theoretically you’re correct. However, with the current near monopoly of healthcare in this state, it is difficult to find care elsewhere, insurance coverage or no. Currently, providers are falling all over themselves to find spots within their practice for all the newcomers to this state and, oftentimes, leave lifelong patients out in the cold when it comes time to schedule visits, procedures, even critical ones. IMO, that is the greater problem in Idaho, not a private organization’s woke desires to create a rainbow of what is an otherwise, lessening quality of healthcare anyway.

  2. The St. Luke’s CEO and Board of Directors are fully responsible for their deadly actions during the Covid Crisis. They all must be prosecuted, if found guilty, then sentenced to imprisonment or to the death penalty asap.

  3. The best solutions I see are:
    1. Remove all taxpayer funding for organizations that implement LGBT[whatever] and DEI.
    2. Specifically revoke St. Luke’s non-profit status.
    3. Do not use St. Luke’s services.

  4. This behavior by businesses is a hallmark of totalitarian societies.
    If you had a bakery in Nazi Germany, you had some sort of pro-Nazi placard in the window. If you wanted to be apolitical and not show one, you might be subject to “accidents” like getting beaten up by Brown Shirts or maybe a mysterious fire.

    In this country, they try and destroy your business, cut off access to banking, publish your home address and names of family (for physical threats), have you swatted, and try and ruin you via lawfare.

    As frightening as this is, what is more frightening is how so many Americans have been so badly misinformed, lied to, and brainwashed by public education and the MSM that they not only can’t see or understand it, but actually join in and cheer it on.

    There is a reason schools replaced the teaching of History with ‘Social Studies’…

  5. Such EVIL – and we, the taxpayers, are subsidizing them!
    We all need to find independent doctors, and write governor little and our legislators And demand that their funds be withdrawn.
    St. Luke’s is also responsible for the baby Cyrus debacle and seizing the property of an innocent man.
    And, my friends, that is just the tip of the iceberg for all the nefarious things that have been perpetrated on innocent patients.

  6. All things play themselves out. Fear not, the people that run “St Luke’s” (nothing like the real St Luke in the Bible) will one day stand before a holy God and give account for the wicked things they’ve done with the money and power He allowed them to have, and how they’ve bankrupted others and how they’ve pushed the “pride” agenda on others, which is a wicked agenda strongly condemned in the Bible.
    We only have 70, 80, 90 (if we’re fortunate) years on this earth. Then it’s either heaven or hell for all eternity, and the wicked will stand before Jesus Christ at the Great White Throne Judgement (born again believers in Jesus Christ at the Judgement Seat of Christ) Our lives here on earth are but for a moment compared to eternity. With what wickedness the leaders there are promoting, it looks like they are headed for hellfire with no escape.

    Mark 4:22
    “For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.”

    James 2:6b-7
    “Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?” 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?”

    Luke 12:5
    “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”

    Romans 1:26-27
    “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

    Proverbs 16:18
    “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

  7. Hebrews 10:31
    “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

    Those here now that don’t fear Him will one day find out, but it will be too late then.

  8. As a medical care provider, I am so seriously sick of corporations, and politics playing these games. All companies PERIOD who are supposed to serve the community should never be involved with movements. They exist to provide care ONLY, not to make a “statement”. NO flags should be flying over a community based organization EXCEPT the flag of the United States of America and being we are in Idaho, our state flag… no ifs ands or buts….
    If people want to make a statement, make a statement…. Medical, Law Enforcement, Military should NOT be allowed to make a statement that is based in bias or the service of one group or another. They are supposed to be unbiased…. The statements of the hospital themselves should ONLY be allowed to have it in their by laws that they will treat everyone equally, no matter what their ideals are.
    In some ways, I wish the entire corporation manifestos could be completely erased and corporations destroyed, so it can be rebuilt as non corporate entities. such as small privately owned health clinics, community based care, and even hospitals if they are forced OUT of the corporate mind games of greed and political wins.

    Seriously, the healthcare system in the US is horrid with monopolies, insurance companies being allowed to dictate what the patients should have, and the extreme high costs we have to pay for it….

    Unfortantly, boycotts will not do jack…. they own the majority of all healthcare access in Idaho and many other states… those that implement policy do not live here, they dont care… My patient’s get forced to choose only 1 of 2 corporate options according to most insurance… St. Al’s and St. Luke’s. Smaller entities just cannot compete with that or absorb the costs when they are strong armed. These two major entities deal with the insurance programs and work together to only allow one or the other to be within network, so what is a patient to do. Most already cannot afford their deducible and co-pays for IN network… let alone more for choosing an out of network provider. Its a total shit show

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