Letting no federal position go unfilled by a whack-job, one gets the impression that Bush doesn't so much really care about public health. Meet Dr. James Holsinger, our nominee for surgeon general:
By day Holsinger teaches health sciences at the University of Kentucky where he was chancellor of the Chandler Medical Center. By night, however, the good doctor is a bible-thumping Reverend with a degree in biblical studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and a seeming
fascination of antipathy towards homosexuals.
Holsinger founded the Hope Springs Community Church, a "recovery ministry" that caters to alcoholics, drug addicts, sex addicts and those seeking to "walk out of that [homosexual] lifestyle," according to its pastor Rev. David Calhoun. When not busy endorsing ex-gay conversion therapy, Holsinger served on the highest court of the United Methodist Church where he voted to remove a lesbian pastor from her position.
Dr. Holsinger has spent a lot of time thinking and writing about human anatomy and, well, how stuff should and shouldn't fit together, relating it all, of course, to plumbing fittings. You see, once the natural order of the sexes becomes part of hardware store talk, well then, that just proves that "breaching the complementarity of the sexes" is an affront to nature. Or something.
Can't we please just have a run-of-the-mill public health official who, you know, cares about public health nominated? Maybe has a big campaign on, I don't know, using your seatbelt? Just this once?
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