Wednesday, February 21, 2007
McGoff Flunks First GLBT Test
Dr. John McGoff is being interviewed by Abdul Hakim-Shabazz as we speak on WXNT. Abdul threw a question out to McGoff about his position on SJR-7. He first said it was a state and not a federal issue, although we know the FMA has been an issue in Congress as well. McGoff then said he was born and raised a Catholic, and he believes marriages can only be between one man and one woman. He ended his comment right there, not adding anything like, "but I don't believe a person should be discriminated against because they're gay." I can't say I'm surprised. It seems Dr. McGoff's unenlightened views of gays and lesbians is what I recalled from several years ago when I first came to know him. In the case of a medical doctor, his intolerance bothers me even more because the American Medical Association has long since concluded that being gay is not a psychological disorder, but rather a natural phenomenon. As a medical professional, he should know better. So would McGoff support ENDA, the federal non-discrimination legislation, or oppose it just as Burton has all these years? The early signs aren't very promising.