Gay Appointment In Bush Cabinet
13 April 2001
T R A D I T I O N A L V A L U E S C O A L I T I O N
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2001
For more information contact:
Christy Moore, (202) 547-8570
TVC Leader Troubled By Homosexual Activists
Recruited by Bush Administration
Washington, DC - "The appointment of homosexual activists Scott Evertz to
head the White House AIDS policy office and Stephen Herbits to screen
Defense Department employees, sends an unfortunate message to those
concerned about AIDS and military readiness and morale," said TVC's
Chairman, Rev. Louis P. Sheldon today.
Scott Evertz has stated that one of his first tasks is to reduce the
"stigma" of homosexuality within the black community as a way of slowing the
spread of AIDS. This is "homosexual-speak" and is an effort to use the
dignity of the White House to promote homosexuality in our culture.
By saying he wants to reduce the "stigma" against homosexuality in black
communities, Evertz is using a euphemism to describe his real objective: To
actively promote homosexuality among blacks. If he does this, he will have
to target black pastors who preach against homosexuality as a sin. "Will
Evertz attempt to violate the religious liberties of black pastors to preach
from the Bible against sin? If he does, he will have a major battle on his
hands," observes Rev. Sheldon.
A recent CDC survey of young black homosexuals in their 20s indicated that
as many as 30% of them are HIV infected. "Homosexuals-regardless of their
race-are becoming infected with HIV because of their sexual behaviors, not
because of stigma," said Rev. Sheldon. "Homosexual activists are claiming
that homophobia is also a cause of HIV infections, but this a lie. It is
homosexual sex that spreads AIDS, not social stigmas or opposition to
deviant sex practices."
"If Evertz is going to attempt to destigmatize homosexual intercourse in the
black community, he is going to increase the spread of AIDS in that
community," notes Sheldon. "Evertz may unwittingly help create a more seriou
s AIDS epidemic if he encourages more blacks to engage in homosexual sex
"We do not pour gasoline on a fire to control its spread," said Rev.
Sheldon. "Nor should we attempt to reduce the spread of AIDS by encouraging
blacks to approve of homosexual sexual behavior."
Rev. Sheldon is also alarmed by the appointment of Stephen Herbits by
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Herbits will be screening job
applicants for the Pentagon. He has been senior counsel at Window
Communications, a pro-homosexual public relations firm and was an original
member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a group
that promotes the normalization of homosexuality in our culture. Herbits is
also a long-time friend of Clinton confidant, David Mixner, an activist
"Herbits' appointment sends a message to Congress that the Defense
Department openly supports homosexuals in the military, despite the
Congressional ban," said Sheldon. "Herbits is an advocate for overturning
this ban-despite the intent of Congress and senior military officials to
protect the Armed Forces from homosexual activism. This appointment is a
slap in the face to our servicemen and to Congress."
The Traditional Values Coalition is an interdenominational public policy
organization comprising more than 43,000 churches across the continental
United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, contact Christy Moore
at 202-547-8570. TVC's Web site is: www.traditionalvalues.org.
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