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S/He Said

By | 2007-06-07T09:00:00-04:00 June 7th, 2007|Opinions|

” (James) Holsinger is an ideologue whose medical views on gay and lesbian people resemble sorcery more than sound science. It is clear that Holsinger is to medicine what Alberto Gonzales is to justice.”
– Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, a group that debunks the antigay religious right, posted to his web site,

“(James Holsinger) has demonstrated in the past that he harbors religious-based prejudice towards homosexuals. As a gay American, I am deeply concerned over any surgeon general nominee not being healed of such personal prejudice.”
– Sulforce Lexington, Kentucky coordinator Jamie McDaniel to the Lexington Hearld-Leader, June 1, 2007

” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace is flat wrong (in calling gays immoral and not fit to serve in the military.) I’ve been to Afghanistan, I’ve been to Iraq seven times, I’ve been in the Balkans, I’ve been in these foxholes with these kids, literally in bunkers with them. Let me tell you something, nobody asked anybody else whether they’re gay in those foxholes, number one.”
– Sen. Joe Biden, CNN during Democratic Presidential debate, June 3, 2007.

“This was a unique situation. Here is Ted preaching about being shameful – You won’t see the kingdom of God if you’re gay, and blah, blah, blah – and then he sneaks around with me.”
– Mike Jones, escort of Ted Haggert, on why he outed him, New York Times, June 3, 2007

“The terror attack that took place on September 11, 2001 was an aberration in more ways than one. Muslims were the perpetrators, but that is usually not the case. The purveyors of hate and violence in America are almost always Christians.”
– Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, “Falwell and Savage Christians: A Legacy of Hate and Violence,”, May 31, 2007

“Wealthy white people are starting to hire me for private parties, where I play the raisin in a bowl of oatmeal. From the way they interact with me, I can see that my being there as Shirley makes them feel it’s acceptable to openly mock black people in a way they otherwise would not, and that does cause me to have second thoughts. If what I’m doing is truly hurtful, then I need to stop.”
– Chuck Knipp, who Rolling Stone describes as a “fat, gay forty-five-year-old white man, a part-time nurse, who lives alone with two cats and who believes he’s on a mission from God. Once a month, Chuck Knipp (pronounced with a hard K, like “Knievel”) transforms himself into a living taboo. First, he puts on a giant housedress and a pink, curly wig. Then he smears his doughy face and neck with chocolate-brown foundation, rainbow-hued eye shadow and garish red lipstick. When he’s finished, staring back at Knipp from the mirror is the blackface mask of a modern-day minstrel, and the character known to Knipp’s legions of cult followers as Shirley Q. Liquor, a welfare mother with nineteen kids who guzzles malt liquor, drives a Caddy.”- posted to web May 16, 2007

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