I have been watching and wondering what I would say about the whole nomination for the next Surgeon General of the US. I find it deeply disturbing that President Bush would choose a man completely out of sync with the rest of the medical community on gay issues. This mans views are not supported by the American Medical Association or any other medical or behavioral health organization. So why the anti-gay nomination? Your guess is as good as mine.
James W. Holsinger has a record of anti-gay views including starting an ex-gay ministry at the church he founded in Lexington, KY. As Surgeon General he is suppose to take of all of the available medical data and make recommendations, but it appears he makes those decisions based on his personal beliefs and not the available science. That is a scary notion.
In 1991, the good doctor wrote a paper liking gay sex to bad plumbing parts or something like that. It sounds strangely like the language of Richard Cohen, the now distanced therapist who uses tactics like hitting pillows with tennis rackets to bang out the “gay”. The doctor’s paper was not intended for publishing in any journal but to hash out a plan for a church. This type of stuff while protected by the first amendment, has no place in our surgeon generals office.
I would ask that you call your senators today and tell them you oppose the nomination of James W. Holsinger. He just isn’t the right guy for the job.
[powered by WordPress.]
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
|« May||Jul »|
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.
27 queries. 0.289 seconds