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Church Leaders Support Surgeon General Nominee

Contact: Dane Rose, Program Director, Faith and Action, 202-546-8329 ext. 106., 703-447-1072 cell


WASHINGTON, July 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Clergy Council, representing church leaders from Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox and Protestant traditions, expresses its full confidence in the nomination of Dr. James Holsinger for U.S. surgeon general.


National Clergy Council president Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) stated, "Dr. Holsinger is professionally qualified for this post. Senators who intend to vote against him are taking a political position on homosexual behavior, not a scientific one. Dr. Holsinger has presented both a factual physical analysis of homosexual behavior, as well as a sound moral commentary on it. Senators who decide to appease gay political constituencies over giving the country an excellent surgeon general should be held to account for their irresponsibility."


Mr. Schenck is available for further comment at 202-546-8329, ext. 106.