BushCo is like a bad case of herpes; he's the gift that just keeps on giving... It's not enough that he just nominated Judge Leslie Southwick to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals - a man known for racist and homophobic comments. Now, Dubya wants to promote James Holsinger, a doctor who doesn't value science, to the position of Surgeon General.
In fact, the White House press release states:
As America's chief health educator, he will be charged with providing the best scientific information available on how Americans can make smart choices that improve their health and reduce their risk of illness and injury. ... I am confident that Dr. Holsinger will help our Nation confront this challenge and many others to ensure that Americans live longer, better, and healthier lives.
But in reality, Dr. Holsinger ignores scientific information in favor of his religious beliefs. In fact, the good "doctor" founded Hope Springs Community Church, a Kentucky congregation that ministers to those with addictions - including homosexuality. According to the man of science, "We see that as an issue not of orientation but of lifestyle. We have people who seek to walk out of that lifestyle." That's right, Dr. Holsinger's believes you can pray away the gay.
A couple other factoids about the man's homophobia: