Friday, July 13, 2007

Holsinger's cowardly stance before the Senate

After a recent comment made by Kevin, I have learned Dr. Holsinger has now put his head up his butt in fear. In other words, another man has compromised the truth because the truth offends too many people. Especially the Godless men and women that walk the halls of our Congress.

Tony Perkins says it better than I:

When Dr. James Holsinger's name first appeared as a nominee for the mostly ceremonial position of Surgeon General alarm bells immediately went off. I was reminded he once testified in favor of cloning and human embryonic stem cell experimentation when he was the chancellor of the University of Kentucky's Medical Center. When we asked about his previous testimony we were told he has since changed his mind on the stem cell issue - yet we were offered no confirmation of this evolution. This lack of conviction either way had me worried how he would handle Congressional questioning of a paper he had written over a decade ago on the very real health dangers of a homosexual lifestyle. In 1990 Dr. Holsinger argued that the sexes are anatomically complementary and that "when the complementarity of the sexes is breached, injuries and diseases may occur." At his confirmation hearing yesterday Dr. Holsinger recanted his earlier statement, saying his views had "evolved" and that the issues he raised are not relevant in public health discussions today. While not an expert in human anatomy, I am 100% sure that human beings have not "evolved" into asexual beings, as Dr. Holsinger's new comments would suggest. Dr. Holsinger's confirmation should not fail because of his views, but because of his seeming lack of conviction on any of them.

Bold mine.

9 comments:

Joe Brummer said...

While in general, I have chosen not to comment on this blog, this post gave me some sense of intrigue about the word "godless". I usually find that term used by Christians who describe nonchristians or those who hold beliefs opposed to yours. This may or may not be you.

In this case it does beg the question, do you have a sense of respect for those who believe in other religions, but are faithful to their god. Are they then godless? Does "Godless" only refer to people that don't accept "god" as you do or only those who believe in no god at all?

I would be interested in this viewpoint as it explains much about "respect" for others beliefs, including your own, as I am of the school that respect for ones belief is earned by giving respect to others' beliefs.

How do you repsond to this?

Kevin said...

He didn't put his head up his butt in fear--he decided to come clean and be honest. It was his own paper, after all.

So one day the religious right is pulling for Holsinger, and now they are not. Go figure...

And quoting Tony Perkins? He is the guy who was involved in buying the mailing list of the KKK. He doesn't sound like a good moral person to be quoting for anything.

Mark said...

do you have a sense of respect for those who believe in other religions, but are faithful to their god. Are they then godless? Does "Godless" only refer to people that don't accept "god" as you do or only those who believe in no god at all?

Joe, what's for dinner? :)

"Godless" = those who hold a world view that Man's wisdom, desires, and eternal truths supersedes God's. Which 'god'? The God revealed in scripture, the Holy Bible; 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament. The Bible is the only written true revelation from God and other religious books are not.

Was I clear enough? :)

Kevin,
He doesn't sound like a good moral person to be quoting for anything.

If being without sin is your point, who shall I quote from? and how shall I judge and or determine good from evil, right from wrong?

Kevin said...

Quote Jesus if you want to quote someone without sin, since that is what you believe.

And how can you decide what is good from evil, right from wrong? Well, just ask yourself: Is the KKK a good group, or an evil group? I know what your answer already is, so now you know the type of person Tony Perkins is.

Mark said...

Kevin,
I have read your post on Tony Perkins and the supposed link to the Klan. I will be polite and say it was quite a stretch of the imagination to say the lest. He nor I would have anything to do with them. If several decades ago he bought a mailing list and it included some Klan members names and addresses during an election mailing in LA... oh well. LA isn't known for it's clean politics either. He does not in any way adhere to any racist thinking.

Kevin said...

Hey Mark. A stretch of the imagination? You don't think I would really make this up without a source, would you? I hate to disappoint you. Here is a link to the Louisiana Weekly. It was written on Aug. 5, 2002. Here you go: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/weekly/news/articlegate.pl?20020805f

Sorry Mark--it is not my imagination. So you should be polite and accept the truth. He signed a check for $82,000. Of course he claims he does not know where it came from, but what else would you expect? He has a business to run and people to dupe.

Mark said...

from your link...While he did not know about the Duke origins, there is little doubt that his media director, the same Bob Courtney, did. This creates a political liability for the two friends that they must address if Perkins is to play a significant factor in this Senatorial campaign.

LA politics as usual and your source also says The Louisiana Weekly has articulated the interests of Louisiana's African-American community. May I ask how the "LA Weekly" knows who and who is not from the continent of Africa?

The LA Weekly also prides itself in ...our reporting and commentary focuses on issues of particular concern to our readers, issues of social justice including education, the environment, politics and protest,.

"Social justice"? Now there are a couple of key words for Socialism. You think the "socialist" writers at the LA Weekly are really concerned with the truth? or more concerned with Re-defining the truth? I say the latter Kevin. History is on my side my friend.

Mark said...

btw Kevin, you still have not addesed the fact that Tony Perkins does not in any way adhere to any racist thinking. Can you and your research team come up with any comments etc..over his entire public life time that would provide anything to back up your baseless claim of him being a "Racist"?

I'll start building my mansion in my backyard as I wait. Right next to my trailer :)

Mark said...

LOL! Oh and the LA Weekly, has how many employees? Maybe 3 Full time perhaps...Geesh!