Christian Doctor Investigated for Jesus Talk

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A British doctor could lose his job for talking to a patient about Jesus Christ.

Dr. Richard Scott, a family general practitioner, told a 24-year-old man that Jesus could give him comfort and strength.

When the patient's mother learned about it, she filed a complaint with the United Kingdom's General Medical Council claiming the doctor pushed religion on her son.

Scott denies that claim and says the patient consented to the conversation.

"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," he told The Christian Institute.

"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," he added.

The medical council is investigating the complaint.

Scott, one of six Christian partners at Bethesda Medical Center in Kent, said he has discussed his faith with patients "thousands of times."

Scott, 50, has never faced a disciplinary action in his medical career.

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