Monday, June 11, 2007

Kentucky Equality Federation opposes Holsinger for "U. S. Attorney General" just in case.

Gay rights zealotry has its privileges, which apparently include the ability to oppose a nominee for a position for which he has not even been considered. The Kentucky Equality Federation is so opposed to Dr. James Holsinger that they are not merely opposing him for the position for which he has been nominated, but also for positions for which he has not been nominated.

Bible Belt Blogger Frank Lockwood (who, by the way, kindly posted a link to a previous post despite the fact that I took a pop at him in the piece--what a guy) spotted this comment in The Kentucky Equality Federation's newest press release:
Kentucky Equality Federation will be sending its certified condemnation of Dr. James Holsinger as U.S. Attorney General to U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. [emphasis added]
I'm sure Ted Kennedy will appreciate the sentiment.

While they're at it, why don't they go ahead and oppose him for Labor Secretary, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State? They could, on the other hand, take a completely different tack and actually support him for some other position. I'm thinking, for instance, of something like Ambassador to the Sudan.

The wording of the Equality Federation's press release is interesting for another reason. Note that they are not simply opposing Holsinger's nomination, but condemning him. This is not atypical behavior for the Tolerance Police, who, while they lecture everyone else about the evils of hate, are in fact the most inveterate practitioners of it.

Oh, and this condemnation is not just a condemnation, but a "certified condemnation." Ooooh. Exactly where does one go to get a condemnation certified? Can I do it at my local bank? At the post office? One begins to think that it is only a matter of time before the Equality Federation begins issuing official anathemas against those who have the temerity to question their gay rights dogmas.

The press release contends that Holsinger's medical opinions have been influenced by his religious beliefs. That, of course, is against the Equality Federation's long-standing position that medical opinions should not be influenced by religion, but should instead be influenced by politics.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps "certified condemnation" is the progressive term for "double secret probation," a la Animal House

Anonymous said...

Kentucky Equality Federation and Kentucky Fairness Alliance are two different organizations.....dumb ass!

Martin Cothran said...

Watch that hateful language now!

Anonymous said...

Get a brain. The president DID nominate him and he is pending U.S. Senate confirmation. Don't you read the news?

The KY Equality Federation and the KY Fairness Alliance are different orgs. They don't even like each other or work together......they stand for different things. Maybe you should do some research before completing a post!

Martin Cothran said...

Tsk, tsk. Such negativity. Okay, I'm going to take your word for it. It's the Kentucky Equality Federation and they're different from the Kentucky Fairness Alliance. Changes made. But you still seem to be under the impression that Holsinger was nominated for "Attorney General" rather than "Surgeon General". You might want to rethink that.

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Anonymous said...

Ha ha. I just did. They really screwed up that press release didn't they? I didn't understand what you was talking about until I read the entire release.

PS. I copy and paste as much as I can, I think I just copied and pasted by last response as you! Sorry!!!!

Anonymous said...

looks like someone caught the mistake and changed it