TN Pastors Network Holds Protest Against Local Hospital For Refusing To Administer Requested Care

Photo Credit: Cookeville Regional Medical Center

The Tennessee Conservative Staff –

Pastor Dale Walker, president of the Tennessee Pastors Network, (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net) and other pastors will be standing with a Cookeville, TN family to whom the local Cookeville General Hospital reportedly refused to administer the requested drug regimen for COVID-19.

Tennessee Capitol Building in Nashville

TNPN will be fighting for patient rights by holding a protest in front of the hospital today, September 14, from 3:00-6:00pm CT.

Walker stated, “It is inhumane that families and their ministers cannot even be with their loved ones in their last precious moments of life. It is further egregious that families apparently don’t have patient rights and hospitals refuse to follow the directions and dictates of the family.

“Has this ‘perfect storm’ left dying, sick patients with no family members to oversee their medical care in the hands of hospitals who merely looks at the sick as a ‘business,’ as this dear family was told?

“If we lose our patient and familial rights to direct our medical care in health facilities, why would we even go to the hospital? Have hospitals become more profit-driven than health-driven?

“The State of Tennessee needs to call a special session of the state Legislature immediately! I commend Senator Janice Bowling for requesting other Senators to support this as soon as possible as precious lives and rights are on the line. The Legislature must address the Tennessee Standard of Care that should include regimens other than expensive profitable drugs that have shown to work against COVID-19 and restore the rights of the patients and families to direct their care.  The number of families I am hearing from and what they are facing and experiencing in Tennessee is like a horror movie, with no end. When is enough, enough?”

WHO: Tennessee Pastors Network
WHAT: Protest and Press Conference
WHEN: 3:00-6:00pm CT, Press Conference at 5:00pm CT
WHERE: East side of Cookeville General Hospital, 1 Medical Center Blvd, Cookeville, TN 38501
WHY: To protest the inhumane behavior shown to local families by Cookeville General Hospital

Tennessee Pastors Network is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net),the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.

TNPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture crisis, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.

The Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its website at www.tnpastors.net, its Facebook page or call (931) 260-5301.

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14 thoughts on “TN Pastors Network Holds Protest Against Local Hospital For Refusing To Administer Requested Care

  • September 14, 2021 at 4:34 pm
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    Worse feeling in the world to have your love one in my case my husband who I’ve been with almost 28 years , in ICU and you are told no visitors. Knowing any minute could be their last. No love should have to die alone under any circumstances.

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  • September 14, 2021 at 10:29 pm
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    Doctor’s and hospital’s are not required to prescribe what treatment a patient wants but rather what they think is warranted. It’s not a hotel. A patient can always discharge themselves and find another doctor or hospital.

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    • September 15, 2021 at 2:00 am
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      Thank you. I have never in my 40 years of healthcare experienced anything like this.

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    • September 15, 2021 at 3:53 am
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      But they can’t. They are being held like prisoners.

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    • September 16, 2021 at 5:30 am
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      Exactly. Medical Doctors have specialized training in medicine. Social Media “pundits” typically do not. The loving thing to do in the community, my pastoral brothers, is to protect each other with the means infectious disease experts, many of whom are biblical Christian, have recommended based on the data. God invented science-He authored it-perhaps it’s time to listen. Perhaps instead of clamoring for “rights” we seek repentance, and brokenness; instead of “taking back America” we take ourselves back to the cross.

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      • September 17, 2021 at 5:39 pm
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        Very well put, but we are also to love those with different opinions, and help people where we can. Not push our fear onto other people, because instead of trusting God, you trust people like Fauci, who has NOT seen a patient in decades and was the one that said HIV was airborne…hhmm since he has lied and been wrong about all the science. You want to believe him instead of Jesus! Showing you resentment for people who care about loved ones and want medicine to save their lives. I see them following the science, since this have been used and helped other patients. So my dear, before you quote what you want to from the Bible. Read it all, not just the parts you like. We look to the people with medical degrees to help us! Can you tell us why they won’t use a drug that is known to work for covid? Because that is what the protest was about not just people dying alone, but I guess you know that since you know so much. God Bless and take care of you!

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    • September 17, 2021 at 5:27 pm
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      But they do take an oath to heal and not harm. There being a treatment and not using it is wrong. We are ENCOURAGED to have our patients get involved with their healthcare, but when a nurse or doctor think they have the right to deny treatment! I would also like to know what world you live in where you can just leave and go to another doctor. I am sure they would if they could since you care nothing about them or their families. If it were your family member, I am POSITIVE they would get whatever you wanted for them! I work in healthcare and you know that to be the truth! You are no better than anyone else

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  • September 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm
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    What is meant by the requested treatment? Like are you asking that someone with an opioid addiction be able to walk into a medical facility and demand pain killers??? Also, the visitor policies at the hospital have been very publicly advertised throughout the entire pandemic, so why does Dale Walker think that the rules shouldn’t apply to him? Our healthcare workers have been through enough, they don’t need your group showing up to make their jobs harder.

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    • September 15, 2021 at 2:49 pm
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      Praying for you and your lack of knowledge in reference to our point. Look in the mirror and you will see that your part of the problem. You speak before you take time to look at both sides. God bless you Anna. Thank you for letting us know your paying attention anyway sweetheart. 🙏

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      • September 15, 2021 at 7:05 pm
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        It’s a hospital honey, not Burger King. You don’t get it your way. Stomping feet and throwing a temper tantrum isn’t gonna change that.

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        • September 17, 2021 at 5:28 pm
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          please if you work in healthcare tell us where, so we can avoid that facility. You my dear are a very ignorant woman, not to mention uncaring and rude. We will pray for you, since you really need it too.

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  • September 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm
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    How dare these people deny me my God given right to ignore their “science” and prescribe me an anti parasitic to treat this virus! I prayed all night and God spoke to me through Facebook. He showed me the path to healing is through this glorious dewormer and thank the Lord the church has decided to intervene in our healthcare and express their performative outrage right in front of the ER so everyone can see that relying on the experience and education of healthcare professionals is simply not the way to deal with healthcare issues. My pastor knows better than any ol doctor! From now on my medical care will be in the hands of my pastor and the tractor supply store just as God intended. Let those darn scientologists with their crazy FDA approved vaccines get all of that hospital care from actual professionals. I would rather die unvaccinated and contagious, surrounded by the vulnerable people I love as my guts explode from horsepaste. AMEN

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    • September 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm
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      You sir are an Idiot! Do your own research instead listening to the talking points of the fake media. If the the government did follow the science. We would not be in predicament we are in now. Isn’t it amazing how all the other viruses disappeared. Everything is now coded covid. We have a flu shot but we all know that it doesn’t cover all the different strains. So makes you think that this vaccine for covid is a cure all. Follow the science. I don’t know if that is your real last name but it is appropriate for you. In GOD we trust. You have a blessed day.

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      • September 16, 2021 at 5:41 am
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        “But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, Fool!’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire. Matt 5:22.

        Please. Stop. Your behavior is shaming the Name of Christ.

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