After just a few hours of John Avarois and AmericaBlog and the rest of us in the gay blogosphere reacted in disgust and revulsion to the appointment of “proud homophobe” and physicist Jonathan I. Katz to the Obama administration’s oil spoil team, the Department of Energy has canned him!
The news came after what the [DOE] spokesperson, Stephanie Mueller, termed ”controversial writings” – which included a ”defense of homophobia” – spread out over the web on Monday, writings of which she said the Department was unaware when it sought his assistance.
Maybe for once, just maybe signing that darn petition helped
And as for Johnathan Katz……….FUCK YOU!
Well it turns out that one of Obama’s team of five “extraordinarily intelligent scientists” assigned to clean up the Gulf oil spill is also a “rabid homophobe.”
Washington University (St. Louis) physics professor Jonathan I. Katz, ten years ago wrote an essay in which he claims gays “poisoned the blood supply” so that “sodomites could feel good about themselves.” Oh, and he’s also a “proud homophobe”
“What of those cursed with unnatural sexual desires? Must they forever suppress these desires? Yes, but this is hardly a unique fate. Almost everyone has desires which must be suppressed. Most men and women think adulterous thoughts fairly often, and find themselves attracted to members of the opposite sex to whom they are not married. Morality requires them to suppress these desires, and most do not commit adultery, though they feel lust in their hearts. Almost everyone, at one time or another, covets another’s property. They do not steal. Many people feel great anger or intense hatred at some time in their lives. They do not kill. I am a homophobe, and proud.”
John Avarois over at AmericaBlogGay has started a campaign to get Katz fired from the BP Oil Spill mess (And rightfully so)
While we all agree that our country should use all of our best minds to resolve this catastrophe, it is difficult to believe that the Obama administration could not find anyone other than a man who proudly authored an essay titled “In Defense of Homophobia,” and who denies the negative impact of climate change. This man is not, as Energy Secretary Chu recently said, one “of our best scientific minds.” He is a bigot who should not be elevated by the President of the United States as a representative of the best minds in America.
President Obama would never appoint a “proud racist” or a “proud anti-Semite” to a panel of experts, and showcase him as one of the best minds in our country, and he shouldn’t appoint a proud homophobe — or a global warming denialist — either. Please use this form to add your name to a public letter asking President Obama to fire Jonathan I. Katz.
PLEASE head on over to AmericaBlogGay and fill out the letter form asking Obama to fire “proud homophobe” Johnathan Katz!