BREAKING: Energy Dept. Says Jonathan I. Katz Ousted from Clean-Up Team

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

That was fast. In less than 24 hours, the Dept. of Energy announced controversial homophobic astrophysicist at Washington University in St. Louis, Jonathan I. Katz, who penned an essay extolling the virtues of  homophobia, will no longer be part of the Gulf oil spill clean up team.

”He will no longer be involved in the [Energy] Department’s efforts” at addressing the oil spill continuing to spread in the Gulf of Mexico, a Department spokeswoman relayed late Monday night.

Jonathan I Katz’s writings were discovered on his university website in an essay titled, ”In Defense of Homophobia.’ In the essay, dated May 13, 1999, Katz wrote of his disdain of gay people and his embrace of  homophobia.

In response to an inquiry from Metro Weekly about whether Chu or the Energy Department was aware of Katz’s writings before he was selected to help with the oil spill, spokesperson, Stephanie Mueller responded, ”No, the Secretary was not aware and disagrees with them. The Department wasn’t aware either.”

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5 Responses to BREAKING: Energy Dept. Says Jonathan I. Katz Ousted from Clean-Up Team

  1. feminazi says:

    It’s troubling to think people like this occupy positions at universities where they have access to the minds of America’s youth. Katz is toxic and ill-suited for the job of university professor.

  2. Joe in Colorado says:

    One thing I’ve learned is, academia doesn’t always mean enlightenment. This Katz cretin may have the sheepskin but, I wouldn’t want him anywhere near my kids. I’m glad Energy dropped him. He’s bad news.

  3. Brigadoon says:

    All the more reason why the people working for President Obama need to vet the people they hire. All this controversy could’ve been avoided if they had vetted Katz. But they didn’t and now the entire episode is yet another stick in the eye to the LGBT community.

  4. Kate Novotny says:

    There’s pushback from the tribal members, who say this is not the fault of President Obama or his energy team.

    Please read this and then see if those wagons still belong around the White House.

    Katz is a deranged individual and not suited for any role as an educator, where he has access to students.

    http://wuphys.wustl.edu/~katz/

  5. stradella says:

    That’s one big ass closet to fit Jonathan Katz, George Rekers and all the other self-haters making a name for themselves these days.

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