Thursday, August 2, 2007

"Who wants their teeth done by the Marquis de Sade?"

North Carolina recently (a couple of weeks ago) honored as "Doctor of the Day" a homophobic crank by the name of Bob Crummie (no "Crummie" puns, please). How much of a crank is he? Well, during his day at the legislature he was handing out free copies of his book, which includes such sections as the following:
"There is no such thing as a homosexual. The Gay Movement is a hoax," Crummie writes. "Individuals who act out homosexually are at best very neurotic and at worst psychotic. Most of them are character disorders."

In what he describes as "one of my funniest stories," Crummie tells how he once put a stop to homosexuality at an N.C. prison when, as superintendent, he threatened to give electric shock therapy to anyone caught in the act. With several inmates present, he demonstrated the procedure on one inmate who was severely depressed, he writes.

So he threatens to electrocute people, and thinks this is funny.

Not the kind of person I want for my doctor.

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