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Old 06-01-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Bush nominates man who believes in curing gays as Surgeon General

Nomination press release here.

This is what he likes to do in his spare time:

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...founded Hope Springs Community Church in a warehouse at 1109 Versailles Road. Calhoun called it a socially diverse congregation with a "very vital recovery ministry." It serves the homeless and those with addictions to drugs, alcohol and sex; and it has a Spanish-language Hispanic congregation with its own pastor. [...]

Hope Springs also ministers to people who no longer wish to be gay or lesbian, Calhoun said.

"We see that as an issue not of orientation but of lifestyle," he said. "We have people who seek to walk out of that lifestyle."
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pretty soon all the homosexuals will be pleasing jesus!
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I can't even look at the article. Just the title of this thread is enough to make me
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blah blah blah! what a tool!!! i cannot think of another person who is just a inept, blind and stupid as Bush.
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douchebag.
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Are we suprised?
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Are we suprised?
Yes, but only by the fact this didn't happen sooner.
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What is the job of a Surgeon General?
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What is the job of a Surgeon General?
By virtue of that position the SG is the leading govt spokesperson on matters of public health. Technically they are the head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Hey remember when the SG Elders got in all sorts of hot water for advocating masturbation as a form of safe sex? We can't have that, but we can have someone who advocates "curing" gay people?
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OK, but it's not the Health Minister?

Intersting choice. Bush clearly doesn't leave his path.
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By virtue of that position the SG is the leading govt spokesperson on matters of public health. Technically they are the head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Hey remember when the SG Elders got in all sorts of hot water for advocating masturbation as a form of safe sex? We can't have that, but we can have someone who advocates "curing" gay people?
I do remember that. She came to speak at UConn when I was there and I remember being very impressed with her.

Now this guy...not so much
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OK, but it's not the Health Minister?
What does the health minister do in your country?
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Oh, a lot of things.
But the difference is, we have mandatory health insurance, free treatment and so on. So it's a state based service for which we need a health minister.
For example, this year there was a big reform of the health system. The problem was that the grand coalition of CDU and SPD watered the reform down so much that in the end it was a huge piece of crap.
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Calhoun called it a socially diverse congregation with a "very vital recovery ministry."
Yes, I'm sure they do all they can to "recover" people from that "diversity."
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As president of the Methodist Church's national Judicial Council, Holsinger voted last year to support a pastor who blocked a gay man from joining a congregation. In 2004, he voted to expel a lesbian from the clergy. The majority of the panel voted to keep the lesbian associate pastor in place, citing questions about whether she had openly declared her homosexuality, but Holsinger dissented.

Sixteen years ago, he wrote a paper for the church in which he likened the reproductive organs to male and female "pipe fittings" and argued that homosexuality is therefore biologically unnatural.

"When the complementarity of the sexes is breached, injuries and diseases may occur," Holsinger wrote, citing studies showing higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases among gay men and the risk of injury from anal sex.

Holsinger wrote the paper at a time when the church was one of numerous denominations considering a more open stance on allowing practicing homosexuals to join. It took that step in 1992, saying gays are of "sacred worth" who should be welcomed. Practicing homosexuals are still prohibited from serving in the clergy.

Gilgor, the gay rights activist, called the paper "one twisted piece of work."

As for the congregation Holsinger helped establish, Hope Springs Community Church, the Rev. David Calhoun told the Lexington Herald-Leader last week that the Lexington church helps some gay members to "walk out of that lifestyle."

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which is opposing the nomination along with the Human Rights Campaign and other local and national groups, calls such a practice "nothing short of torture" for gays.

Phyllis Nash, who worked under Holsinger for nine years as vice chancellor at the medical center, said the views he took in church appear at odds with his professional actions.

She recalled a women's health conference that Holsinger helped organize in 2002 that included a session on lesbian health. Despite complaints from some lawmakers, Holsinger insisted the session go forward, she said.

"His reaction in support could not have been any stronger," Nash said. "He said, as health care providers, we have to be prepared to meet the health needs of anyone who walks into the door."
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sounds like he's the Alberto Gonzales of health.

which is to say a complete and total embarassment.
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