American Public Health Association v. Homophobic "Healer"

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

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.