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George Bush on Sodomy

Patrick Johnston

(Note: The following essay has been excerpted from a longer article by Dr. Johnston entitled, “Why Christians Should Not Vote for George Bush.”)

Conservatives all over the nation are significantly frightened right now about the prospects of Federally mandated “gay marriages.”  The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled this summer that their state constitution does not forbid gays from getting married, and they gave the legislature six months to change the marriage laws to accommodate sodomites who want to marry.  If the legislature capitulates and grants homosexuals the right to marry, they will get married in Massachusetts and return to their home states to sue to have their marriages accepted.  Thanks to a popular interpretation of the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the Constitution, those suits may be successful and if they are, the social and financial benefits states grant to marriage will be minimized and the covenant of marriage in America will be crippled.  Under the present judicial tyranny that regularly defies the will of the people and spurns the Constitution, the fear of family advocacy groups is legitimate.

Similarly, conservatives fear the judicial activism that is forcing a new religion down our throats, namely, atheistic humanism.  We have Federal judges like U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruling that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has no right to acknowledge God on the job.  Conservatives are in an uproar about the judicial tyranny that would cause a democratically-elected, upright man such as Roy Moore, who was only following his state Constitution’s precedent in acknowledging God, to be evicted from the state bench. 

Where do these bench-legislating, cultural-marxist judges come from?

They come from Presidents like G.W. Bush!  And they are rubber-stamped to the bench by the so-called conservative Republicans in the Senate.  Let’s judge this President Bush by its fruit.   

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on gay unions, President Bush said, “The position of this administration is that whatever legal arrangements people want to make, they’re allowed to make, so long as it’s embraced by the state or at the state level.”[8]  In other words, if state Supreme Court judges want “civil unions” like the Vermont statute, that state should be allowed to have it.[9]  We should not be surprised by the judicial tyranny that threatens to force gay marriages, “gay civil unions,” and a new state religion, atheistic humanism, upon us – we have supported and voted for men such as President Bush who appointed these pro-abortion, pro-homosexual judicial activists.  The same family advocacy groups that condemn statements of President Bush like this that undermine traditional marriage supported him in 2000 and will probably support him in 2004.[10] 

President Bush has stated that he has no qualms about hiring homosexuals,[11] and he has proven it.  He has appointed open homosexuals to high government positions at a rate that makes Bill Clinton look like a homophobe![12]  In December of 1999, when President Bush was Governor of Texas, he appointed a supporter of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus and also of Planned Parenthood, Martha Hill Jamison, to the 164th District Court in Houston.  Very early in his tenure as President, G.W. Bush appointed a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion candidate to the Federal bench.[13]    Early in 2000, President Bush attempted to purge the Republican platform of planks against homosexual marriage and homosexuals in the military.  On April 9, 2001, he appointed a renown homosexual activist Scott Evertz to the Office of National AIDS Policy, which was the first appointment of an open homosexual to this federal position.[14]  On June 18, 2002, he transferred Evertz to direct U.S. Policy on Global Fund for AIDS and appointed another homosexual activist to take over as new director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.[15]

On September 18, 2001, President Bush appointed a homosexual activist to be Ambassador to Romania at the protest of the Romanian government.  Furthermore, President Bush authorized a Clinton policy that allows an “unmarried partner” of a foreign aid worker to be given the same status as a married spouse.  So the ambassador’s homosexual lover accompanies him to official government functions, travels with and resides with him on the taxpayers’ tab.  On August 22, 2001, President Bush appointed an open homosexual to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts.[16]  He presided over the appointment of another open homosexual to oversee the choice of civilian personnel at the Pentagon.[17]  The Bush administration posted a job for a “gay and lesbian program specialist” at the Department of Agriculture.  On November 1, 2001, President Bush appointed an open homosexual to the State Department as an arms control advisor, which was the first appointment of an openly gay person to a senior arms control post.  President Bush insisted that openly homosexual Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona be given a prominent speaking role at the Republican National Convention.[18],[19]  On January 25, 2002, President Bush appointed many openly gay Republicans to the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.[20] 

[1] “Bush Reinstates Pro-Life Mexico City Policy,” Pro-Life Infonet, 1-22-01,

[2] Richard Stevenson, “Bush Eases Ban on AIDS Money to Pro-Abortion Groups Abroad,” New York Times, 2-15-03,

[3] Edwin Chen, “Bush alters stance on AIDS funding restrictions: Turnabout on policy affects overseas service agencies,” Los Angeles Times, 2-16-03,

[4] William Jasper, “The Global AIDS Con Game,” The New American, 6-2-03,

[5] J. Johnston, “The Partial Birth Abortion Ban is a Farce,” Ohio Constitution Party Website,

[6] Jim Rudd, “Partial Birth Abortion Ban of No Effect,” Covenant News, 11-26-03,

[7] Joe Giganti, “Government Funding and Abortion Income Help Planned Parenthood Make a Killing, According to Organization’s Annual Report”, U.S. Newswire,

[8] “President Bush’s Interview with Diane Sawyer”, Log Cabin Republicans of Washington, 12-17-03,

[9] “CWA Warns: Presidential Embrace of Civil Unions Undermines Pro-Family Effort to Save Marriage,” Concerned Women for America – Media, 12-17-03,

[10] Allie Martin, “Bush’s Comments Regarding Homosexual Leaders Rankle Pro-Family Leaders,” Agape Press, 12-18-03,

[11] “Confronting the Pride Divide,” The Village Voice, 9-7-99.

[12] Susan Feeney, “Bush’s Openly Gay Appointments Bother Conservatives”, The Dallas Morning News,

[13] Republican National Coalition for Life, 4-24-00

[14] “President Bush Expands AIDS Policy Team,” Log Cabin Republicans, 7-18-02,, also

[15] “Post-Election 2000,” Log Cabin Republicans,

[16] “Post-Election 2000,” Log Cabin Republicans,

[17] “Post-Election 2000,” Log Cabin Republicans,

[18] “U.S. Rep Jim Kolbe to Address Republican National Convention,” PR Newswire, 8-1-00,

[19] “Bush Asks Homosexual Congressman to Speak,”World Net Daily, 8-1-00,

[20] “President Bush Appoints New Members to HIV/AIDS Advisory Council,” Log Cabin Republicans, 1-25-02,

G.W. Bush hired running mate Dick Cheney’s openly gay daughter to be a consultant for him during his campaign.  “The governor believes Mr. Cheney has a wonderful family,” a Bush spokesman said. “Being gay or lesbian is not a liability in this campaign.  The governor embraces both of Mr. Cheney’s daughters and will invite them to campaign with him.”[1]  Dick Cheney openly promotes “same-sex unions.”[2]

On Dec. 21, 2001, President Bush and the Republican Congress passed historic legislation extending family health benefits to Washington, D.C., employee’s “partners” and also gave unfettered adoption rights to D.C. homosexual couples.  He refused to nullify a 1998 Clinton executive order prohibiting discrimination against sodomites in the federal workforce.  He signed a bill allowing death benefits to be paid to the “domestic partners” of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty.[3]  This was the first time that a federal death benefit was granted to same-sex couples.  He has increased funding for homosexual propaganda campaigns under the guise of health education programs.  He allowed the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Justice, to openly celebrate “gay pride.”[4]  On April 18, 2002, at the annual meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans, the White House hosted a first-ever policy briefing for gay Republicans, featuring senior administration advisors.[5]  On June 24, 2002, President Bush signed the Father Mychal Judge Act, in honor of the openly gay fire department chaplain who died at the World Trade Center on 9-11.  This act allows public safety officers killed in the line of duty to assign federal benefits to designated beneficiaries, including same-sex partners.[6]  It is the first such federal law which allows such benefits to be granted.

President Bush publicly praised the Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles on occasion of its 35th anniversary, a church that performs 6,000 “gay marriages” annually.[7]  In his letter of congratulations, President Bush said, “By encouraging the celebration of faith and sharing of God’s love and boundless mercy, churches like yours put hope in people’s hearts and a sense of purpose in their lives.  This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on your years of service and to rejoice in God’s faithfulness to your congregation.”

George Bush joined a horde of homosexual activists in maligning and mischaracterizing a Christian man, Jerry Thacker, he had appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.  Mr. Thacker’s wife acquired the disease from a blood transfusion during delivery, and when she and her infant son succumbed to the disease, Jerry Thacker, now HIV positive, devoted himself to ministering the transforming love of God to those dying of AIDS.  He offered forgiveness and redemption to homosexuals through the grace of Jesus Christ and reparative counseling.  Presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said of Thacker, “The views that he holds are far, far removed from what the president believes.”[8]  Thacker withdrew from the appointment after President Bush and the sodomite smear machine began to denigrate and verbally assault him for his beliefs.

George Bush’s home church in Texas is Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.[9]  This church welcomes impenitent homosexuals as members.  President Bush said he reads the Bible daily, but he confessed to The New York Times, “I don’t necessarily believe every single word is literally true.” About the evolution-creation debate, he said, “The verdict is still out on how God created the earth. I don’t use the Bible as necessarily a way to predict the findings of science.”  In other words, Darwinism may be true according to President Bush.  When the Bible and a scientific consensus are at odds, whom do you think that George Bush believes?

The church has largely neglected its Biblical duty to judge a tree by its fruit, to “judge righteous judgment.”[10]  George W. Bush’s is a counterfeit conservative.  If judicial activists pervert the covenant of marriage to accommodate the sodomites, it will be because of politicians like George Bush who appoint them.  The majority of the Supreme Court justices who handed legalized child-killing down to us, who outlawed Bible reading and prayer in schools, and who refused to hear Roy Moore’s appeal were appointed by Republican “Christians” who got in office with the support of the conservative Christians in America.  The blame for the assault on the traditional family and the preborn can be laid squarely at only dream of feet because of our negligence in preferring pragmatism over principle, political power over persecution, and religious pluralism over Christ.  The Supreme Court has forsaken God ultimately because the professing church has forsaken God.  Thousands of “the least of these” are murdered every day in America because the majority of professing Christians voted for it or failed to vote against it.  The only truly pro-life, pro-family, constitutional candidate for President who was on the ballot in 2000 was the Constitution Party’s candidate, but that vote would have required a faith that works. 

[1], 7-25-02

[2] “Freedom Means Freedom for Everybody,” Independent Gay Forum, 10-19-00,

[3] Mike Allen, “Law Extends Benefits to Same Sex Couples,” Washington Post, 6-26-02,

[4] “Bush Advances Gay Agenda,” Family Policy Network,

[5] “Post-Election 2000,” Log Cabin Republicans,

[6] Richard Goldstein, “Bush’s Gay Gambit,” The Village Voice, 7-17-02,,  also

[7] “Bush Cheers ‘Gay’ Church After ‘Marriage Week’,” World Net Daily, 11-12-03,

[8] Robert Knight, “Anatomy of a Smear: How ‘Gay’ Activists, the Media and the White House Shredded Jerry Thacker,” Concerned Women for America, Culture and Family Institute, 2-6-03,

[9] “Bush: Christianity Central to His Life”, Religion Today, 1-26-00

[10] John 7:24

P. Johnston FamilyApril 23, 2004

Patrick Johnston is a family practice physician and founder of the Muskingum County Association of Pro-life Physicians. He is Vice Chairman of the Constitution Party of Ohio. He is committed to restoring Biblical law and constitutional government in America. He is also active in street ministry and is the author of many articles. He may be reached for comment here.

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