Dr. James Dobson, President of Focus on the Family, Critical of Bush Appointee

Pro-family Leader Responds to Administration Pick



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Focus on the Family

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. James C. Dobson,
 president of Focus on the Family, expressed his disappointment following the
 Bush administration's recent appointment of Scott Evertz, an openly homosexual
 man, as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy:
 
     "We and other pro-family organizations are concerned about the appointment
 of Scott Evertz as director of the White House Office of National AIDS policy.
 For the administration to appoint Mr. Evertz to this position is to advance a
 fundamental misunderstanding of what causes AIDS in this country.  AIDS is
 primarily spread by promiscuous sexual behavior, and such behavior is rampant
 among male homosexuals.  This appointment sends a disturbing message that the
 problem of AIDS can be resolved without dealing with the promiscuity of many
 in the homosexual life.  As long as that lie is perpetuated, Mr. Evertz cannot
 be successful in this position as head of the White House AIDS office.
     "This is especially troubling as Mr. Evertz's appointment follows that of
 Governor Paul Cellucci as ambassador to Canada.  While the Bush administration
 may see the Evertz selection as a conciliatory effort towards homosexual
 activists, it is creating confusion and frustration for millions of
 pro-family, social conservatives.  I hope the White House will reconsider the
 potentially harmful message it is sending Americans regarding the issue of
 homosexuality."
 
     James C. Dobson, Ph.D. is a child psychologist, author, radio broadcaster
 and the president of Focus on the Family.  Founded in 1977, Focus on the
 Family is a nonprofit Christian organization committed to strengthening the
 family in the U.S. and throughout the world.
 
 

SOURCE Focus on the Family
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. James C. Dobson,
 president of Focus on the Family, expressed his disappointment following the
 Bush administration's recent appointment of Scott Evertz, an openly homosexual
 man, as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy:
 
     "We and other pro-family organizations are concerned about the appointment
 of Scott Evertz as director of the White House Office of National AIDS policy.
 For the administration to appoint Mr. Evertz to this position is to advance a
 fundamental misunderstanding of what causes AIDS in this country.  AIDS is
 primarily spread by promiscuous sexual behavior, and such behavior is rampant
 among male homosexuals.  This appointment sends a disturbing message that the
 problem of AIDS can be resolved without dealing with the promiscuity of many
 in the homosexual life.  As long as that lie is perpetuated, Mr. Evertz cannot
 be successful in this position as head of the White House AIDS office.
     "This is especially troubling as Mr. Evertz's appointment follows that of
 Governor Paul Cellucci as ambassador to Canada.  While the Bush administration
 may see the Evertz selection as a conciliatory effort towards homosexual
 activists, it is creating confusion and frustration for millions of
 pro-family, social conservatives.  I hope the White House will reconsider the
 potentially harmful message it is sending Americans regarding the issue of
 homosexuality."
 
     James C. Dobson, Ph.D. is a child psychologist, author, radio broadcaster
 and the president of Focus on the Family.  Founded in 1977, Focus on the
 Family is a nonprofit Christian organization committed to strengthening the
 family in the U.S. and throughout the world.
 
 SOURCE  Focus on the Family