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If you hear Pride flags suggested for oil cleanup, this is why

by Jeremy Hooper

This is something that a certain Jonathan Katz created in the '90s:

This is something that a completely unrelated, far less witty Jonathan Katz created in 1999:

"Unfortunately, the victims are not only those whose reckless behavior brought death on themselves. There are many completely innocent victims, too: hemophiliacs (a substantial fraction died as a result of contaminated clotting factor), recipients of contaminated transfusions, and their spouses and children, for AIDS can be transmitted heterosexually (in America, only infrequently) and congenitally. The icy road was lined with unsuspecting innocents, who never chose to ride a motorcycle. Guilt for their deaths is on the hands of the homosexuals and intravenous drug abusers who poisoned the blood supply. These people died so the sodomites could feel good about themselves." [SOURCE]

Along with this:

"I am a homophobe, and proud" [SOURCE]

And this:

"In recent weeks this essay has been the subject of controversy at, and even beyond, Washington University (see, for example, recent issues of Student Life). A number of critics have asked if monogamous homosexuals are also culpable. Quite apart from the question of the definition of monogamous (sexual contact with only one person in a lifetime? serial monogamy? some cheating? etc.), I suggest the following analogy: A man joins the Ku Klux Klan. He is not violent, and would never hurt a fly; he just wants a safe place to express his racist feelings. Is he culpable for the Klan's past acts of violence? I believe that even though he is not criminally responsible for acts that occurred before he joined, he is morally culpable for joining the Klan. The Klan has blood on its hands, and anyone who joins must share the guilt. So, too, with the homosexual movement." [SOURCE]

And unfortunately, it's this latter Katz who has been tapped by the Obama Administration:

The Department of Energy has just appointed Jonathan I. Katz, an avowed "proud homophobe" who blames gays (he calls them "sodomites") for AIDS, to an elite scientific panel that is assisting British Petroleum with the oil spill disaster in the Gulf.
*PETITION: Urge the President to fire homophobe Jonathan I. Katz [AmericaBlog]

He may be a brilliant scientist. But seriously: Would someone who held these heinous views about any other group earn a presidential nod like this? No. Not without constant outrage and media coverage, and with the demand that the president address the community concerns. Do we really deserve any less?


***UPDATE: Well that was fast: Self-Proclaimed ‘Homophobe’ Out of Energy Dept. Gulf Spill Team [Out Q]

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