American Public Health Association v. Homophobic "Healer"

50,000 Docs Can’t Be Wrong: Holsinger Blows

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Surgeon General nominee Dr. James Holsinger goes before Senate today, where he’ll have to defend himself against some tough questioning, including inquiries into his homo-hating past.

Holsinger helped homophobes when he penned a United Methodist Church-endorsed piece entitled, “Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality”. In that paper, Holsinger dissects gay misdeeds – and their medical discontents.

While ex-gays may love Holsinger, some pretty powerful folk are coming out against him.

Former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders already expressed her hesitation, as did Senate majority leader Harry Reid, now the 50,000-strong American Public Health Association has released a statement against Holsinger’s potential ascension as the nation’s top doc:

[We are] very concerned with Dr. Holsinger’s past writings regarding his views of homosexuality, which put his political and religious ideology before established medical science.

At a time when one of our association’s top priorities is to eliminate disparities in health, including disparities in the gay and lesbian community, we cannot support a nominee with discredited and non-evidence-based views on sexuality.

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3 Comments

  • gayleftborg

    Ugh, send this kook back to where he came from.

  • Matt

    Well, now we’ll find out whether our “friends” the Dems are willing to use their power or not. This isn’t a tough call; let’s see who steps up on this one.

  • Jack Jett

    I don’t mean this to be bitchy, but……why do these homophobes always look so effeminate?

    I think the root of all this is the need for more separation of church and state.

    Of course that does not include our Queerty favorite Pope Prada, which reminds me, it has been a while since we have seen that great shot of her in the fantastic red outfit.

    Jack Jett

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