Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 7, 2007 -- Soulforce today expressed deep concern over the nomination of Dr. James Holsinger for United States Surgeon General. "As the leading spokesperson for matters of public health, the Surgeon General should be guided by sound medical science, not religion-based bigotry," said Soulforce Executive Director Jeff Lutes. Dr. Holsinger is the current president of the United Methodist Judicial Council. As a member of the council, he opposed the 2004 decision to allow Rev. Karen Dammann, a lesbian, to continue serving as a minister. He also upheld the 2004 defrocking of Rev. Beth Stroud . . .