Does Bush Want to “Cure” Gays?

June 1, 2007 at 11:54 pm 5 comments

What does George Bush have against gay people like Mary Cheney? He must not think much of us because he has nominated as surgeon general a man well known for his homophobia. Bush’s pick James W. Holsinger was founder of a church in Kentucky that purported to be able to cure gays of their gayness.

And as BarbinMD points out, Holsinger has a longer history of prejudice toward gays and lesbians. Some examples:

– Holsinger founded Hope Springs Community Church, which “ministers to people who no longer wish to be gay or lesbian.” Holsinger said that he sees homosexuality as “an issue not of orientation but of lifestyle.” [Lexington Herald-Leader, 6/1/07]

– In serving on the United Methodist Judicial Council — the “court” that resolves “disputes involving church doctrine and policies in the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination” — Holsinger “opposed a decision to allow a practicing lesbian to be an associate pastor, and he supported a pastor who would not permit an openly gay man to join the church.” [Lexington Herald-Leader, 6/1/07]

– In the early 1990s, Holsinger resigned from the United Methodist Church’s Committee to Study Homosexuality “because he believed the committee ‘would follow liberal lines.’” He also warned “that acceptance of homosexuality would drive away millions of churchgoers.” [Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 5/26/07; Time, 6/24/91]


Entry filed under: Advocacy, Conservatives, George Bush, LGBT, Politics, Republicans.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christopher  |  June 2, 2007 at 6:31 am

    He wants to “cure” himself.

    Everyone knows, Bush is a big, ole fag himself. Just read Kitty Kelley’s book about the Bush clan called The Family and you will learn about George’s nickname while at Yale.

    She had several former members of his fraternity go on the record saying Bush was known as “Lips Bush” because he was the fraternity cocksucker.

    Then, there’s the curious relationship Bush had with Jeff “M4M Military Stud for Hire” Gannon and his 200 sleepovers at the White House while Pickles was out of town.

    The fact is, George W. Bush is on the “DL.”

  • 2. bloggernista  |  June 2, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Christopher way to create a mental image that has possibly scarred me for the rest of my life! I don’t want to think about Bush in any position related to the homosex that I hold so dear.

    If he is on the DL, please let him stay that way forever.

  • 3. TomChicago  |  June 4, 2007 at 11:12 am

    He clearly does not think very much of us, and even more remarkably, he persists in putting up these off-the-wall candidates in his lame-duck closing days. More than once has this been described as stubbornness prevailing over what his Dad would have called “prudence”.

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