Sunday, June 03, 2007

who shall be the next surgeon general?

majikthise, aka lindsay beyerstein, posts on nominee james w holsinger here

holsinger is the founder of hope springs community church. their website includes notice of a recovery group for men:

"Men’s Sexual Integrity: Offers an opportunity for men to heal from sexual brokenness and find strength to overcome unhealthy sexual behaviors in a safe and confidential environment. Find the support and accountability you need and develop a closer relationship with the one who can heal, Jesus Christ."

using the site's search engine, it provided no results for the words 'homosexuality', 'gay', 'lesbian', 'sex', or 'sexual'. on the other hand, that doesn't seem right because of the above recovery group.

on the other hand, the lexington herald-leader in kentucky has this article online which includes this quote from a fellow minister of holsinger:

"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." On this point, the church would differ with many gays and lesbians, who consider their sexuality a matter of identity, not a lifestyle choice."

holsinger is the man nominated for the post of surgeon general? a plethora of curses seeks exit from my lips

instead, fyi, for non-hgttg aficionados, what is 'majikthise'? wiki tells us:

"Majikthise and Vroomfondel are philosophers, though they may not be. They make their appearance as representatives of the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries and other Professional Thinking Persons in order to protest a demarcation dispute against the Deep Thought computer being asked to determine the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. Through contemporary satirical industrial relations references they maintain that the search for ultimate truth is the inalienable prerogative of your working thinkers."

*sigh* as ever, missing douglas adams.

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